Hylands Artist Studios

Hylands Estate, Stables Visitor Centre  |  Sunday, June 24th  |  10am until 4pm

A diverse group of artists and craftsmen will be sharing their enthusiasm for the visual arts by exhibiting their collections, demonstrating their work and running creative workshops. The genres of art include portrait, glass, encaustic, abstract and illustration. The displays will also contain examples of interior and knitting design and bespoke jewellery. James Wilkinson and Hylands Studios, sponsors of this event, will include a programme of live music with pop, opera, show tunes and jazz.
Other information: Free parking and restaurant

Pop Culture Poster Exhibition

Chelmsford Museum, Oaklands Park  |  Saturday, June 23rd to Sunday, August, 19th

Sam Mayle presents his exhibition of pop culture posters. Sam is a self-taught illustrator whose presentation explores alternative themes around movie posters for popular films. Sam’s influences include Sci fi, fantasy and horror.

Hive Artists WW1 Exhibition: Renewal

Chelmsford Cathedral  |  Monday, June 25rd to Monday, July 9th

A selection of mixed artwork exploring the themes around war, freedom, sacrifice, courage, renewal and peace. This exhibition comes as we celebrate the centenary of the end of the First World War. Each artist has approached the subject with sensitivity, some basing their work specifically on the Great War. This presentation is as much about the present as the past, how mistakes are often replicated, history repeating itself, but that ultimately, we find a way to peace and renewal.

Gallery 43: Celebrating the Essex Countryside Exhibition

Gallery 43, Moulsham Street  |  Saturday, June 23rd to Sunday, July 1st

Gallery 43 will host a show celebrating the Essex countryside from local artists – James Hewitt, Sue Spiers and Paul Franks. The gallery stocks a range of original contemporary British artwork together with a number of limited edition prints, ceramics, glass, sculpture and silver jewellery.

Wishbone Gallery Exhibition

Town centre  |  Saturday, June 23rd to Sunday, July 1st

The Wishbone Gallery plans to promote the work of twelve leading contemporary British artists, including the top selling commercial artist, JJ Adams. The exhibition will also include work from three local artists taken from a competition at Rivermead Gallery (Anglia Ruskin University).

Chelmer Fine Art Exhibition

6 NEW LONDON ROAD  |  Saturday, June 23rd to Sunday, July 1st

The Chelmer Fine Art gallery will be offering for sale the portraits of visual artist Gilson Lavis (ex-Squeeze and the drummer for Jools Holland) who has painted many famous musicians including Lily Allen, Paloma Faith, Lulu and Smokey Robinson.

Essex Print Studio Printing Workshop

High Chelmer Shopping Centre  |  Saturday, 30th June  |  11am to 3pm

Essex Print Studio host workshops and classes in a range of different printmaking techniques including screen printing, etching and lino printing. This workshop is open to everyone, so why not take this opportunity to try your hand at printing your own piece of screen printed wallpaper.

Ian Bailey Wallpaper Exhibition

High Chelmer  |  Saturday, 23rd June 23 to Sunday, 1st July

Ian Bailey is a creator of wallpaper designs that explore the notion that things aren’t as they may first appear – government propaganda and anti-establishment themes dominate. Bailey’s Rebellion 2 designs exhibit along names such as Lizzi Allen, Linda Florence and the Chapman Brothers. The V&A requested a sample roll to add to their collection of early 21 st century wallpaper designs which is displayed for talks on contemporary print.

Live Art with Steve Pablo Jones & Dave Stephen

Meadows  |  Monday, 25th June 25 to Friday, 29th June

Steve specialises in portraits of musicians as well as landscapes and other contemporary work. Dave creates artistic pictures and objects as well as some practical items from Welsh slate. He brings his love of nature and the outdoors as well as a sense of absurdity to work a material many consider mundane and every day. Dave will be explaining the working methods and the history of slate and the slate industry and giving a demonstration.

See website: www.slate-art.com

V Flections Exhibition

Chelmsford Museum, Oaklands Park  |  Saturday, 16th June to Sunday, 2nd September

The V Flections exhibition by portrait artist James Wilkinson will focus on his on and off stage sketches, portraits, photographs and videos. Wilkinson is the official portrait artist to the V-festival (Rize) and takes inspiration from the classics of Caravaggio and the pop art of Peter Blake.

Local Artists Exhibition

Rivermead Gallery, ARU & The Transition Gallery  |  Saturday, 23rd June to Sunday, 1st July

With submissions from 60 local artists the Chelmsford Festival Art Exhibition will be shown across the above two venues. With such an inspirational display of local talent, and a diverse range of photography, drawing, painting and illustration, from traditional to modern and everything in between. There is something to suit every taste.


History of Jazz in Essex Exhibition

Chelmsford Library  |  Friday, 22nd June to Monday, 2nd July

A presentation on the history of the ‘Places’ and ‘Faces’ of Jazz in Essex.

Art Workshops

Chelmsford Library  |  Monday, 25th June to Friday, 29th June 29

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These art workshops are open to all ages and abilities, and will include wallpaper making,
character design, zine making (collage), powertex demo and more.