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14 May 2020

The final week of this block of Sketch Up Friday is upon us! The next block commences on Friday 12th June. Fingers crossed we may be able to access the building by that stage and draw in a socially distanced manner.

However, for now, we are going to have a wander around...

30 Apr 2020

Week 2 of Remote Sketch Up Friday is this Friday!!!

Thanks to those who participated last week. These photographs will remain available on my blog for the forseeable - and life is a little bizarre at present - so sketch when you can. Anyone who wishes to, draw whenever...

23 Apr 2020

Hello those of you that are part of Sketch Up Friday! Welcome to those who have stumbled across us! This is the first blog where I share some of my photographs of Ashton Court Mansion with you in lieu of our physical meet up inside the mansion.

On April 24th, we would h...

20 Feb 2020

Explore little-seen rooms within Ashton Court Mansion, drawing it's dilapidation and sketching with friends you haven't met yet.

The Sketch Up Friday sessions at Ashton Court Mansion, Bristol, are already booking up! Dates for 2020 have been set until the end of June. H...

4 Oct 2019

Artspace Lifespace pulled out all of the stops to hold a successful celebration at the mansion on 28th September.

We were graced with the Smyth family - back from the dead, no less = to help the public tour their ancestral home and bring its history to life. (My childre...

27 Sep 2019

What a week! Phew!!! It has been incredibly busy and amazing fun!

This week was spent installing a wonderful collection of artwork from Hannah More Primary, Cabot Primary, Easton CE Academy, Barton Hill Academy, Worle Village Primary and Glenfrome Primary, ready for the...

26 Sep 2019

A celebration of all things Ashton Court is happening on Saturday 28th September!!!

To celebrate Bristol City Council purchasing the mansion, there will be a wonderful event, running from 12 - 5pm, where I will have a solo show, exhibiting all-new artwork in the paneled...

6 Aug 2019

Save the date! On September 28th there will be an exhibition, open to all, at Ashton Court Mansion. This event celebrates the history of the building and it's purchase by Bristol City Council in 1959, making it Bristol's mansion house. It also asks for your input into...

12 Mar 2019

Of late, I have found myself dealing with licensing contracts and computer admin - all if which is wonderful and an exciting, alternative way of working for me. BUT MY GOODNESS - I miss drawing and printing!!! I keep trying to factor time in for the lovely, playful asp...

26 Nov 2018

Watch this space!!! I have been offered a residency with Ashton Court Mansion in January. This will involve an exhibition of my work throughout the month. Limited edition framed and unframed prints and enamels will be on sale and I will also be running workshops to eng...

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