Themed Hanging Baskets

It’s that time of year again and we thought this year we would theme our hanging baskets at SerenArts Gallery

serenarts gallery diamond jubilee hanging basket
serenarts gallery ukraine hanging basket

We’ve gone for the red, white and blue basket for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in June and the blue and yellow for Ukraine.

It’s all looking lovely down at the Tithebarn Workshops with the Cloth Road Arts Week starting today and most of the units here taking part this year.

Why not pop down for a browse around the workshops and enjoy some of the wonderful artwork created for this weeks festivities…

Above are the various artists taking part this week, offering a diverse selection of work across a broad range of media. Just look out for the bright door signs and enjoy the artwork…

Happy Easter

What a beautiful morning down at the Tithebarn Workshops on this Easter Sunday. We’re all ready and set up at SerenArts Gallery. The bunting, the chairs and table, the stock and even the cherry blossom are all out…

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art exhibition west barn

There’s plenty to do and see around Barton Farm Country Park. Take a paddle in the river, feed the ducks, a nice stroll along the canal and maybe check out the exhibition in the West Barn today and tomorrow.

Then relax in our peaceful garden and enjoy a little bit of retail therapy!

We hope to see you all very soon.

Cloth Road Arts Week

We have just been told that the brochures for this years Cloth Road Arts Week have now been printed and are ready to be picked up tomorrow. We will have them available at SerenArts Gallery from Thursday.

We’ve also been personalising the promotional posters for down here at the Tithebarn Workshops

tithebarn workshops cloth road arts week

We are all looking forward to welcoming lots of people to this beautiful corner of Bradford on Avon.

Website Update

It’s that time of year when you have a bit more time to get things done, so we have been revamping the Tithebarn Workshops website ready for the coming year…

tithebarn workshops new website

If we’ve missed anything or there’s any additions you think might be useful for our visitors, please feel free to use the form below to give us your feedback…

A Chilly Start

serenarts gallery morning canal walk

Yes… that is ice you can see forming on the canal! A very chilly start to the day on my morning walk. It’s going to be a ‘winter closed door policy’ at the gallery today!

I also noticed that the canal towpath is going to be closed from Bradford to Avoncliff for an extended period. The water level is going to be dropped by 100mm and repairs undertaken on the embankment. On the plus side, the mud on the river walk is frozen solid so you won’t get muddy going that way!

SerenArts Graphic Design

SerenArts have been doing graphic design work with France Today and French Entrée magazines for some time now. We work closely with the advertising department creating their print and online content. One of the slightly less taxing jobs is the private sales advertisements, where people are usually selling a property in France. They are, however, the ones that can often get you dreaming…

serenarts graphic design services

Not a bad little place for about £350k!

Oh well… back to work!

Dog Sitting!

serenarts gallery dog sitting

This is Bailey!

The idea was that our son and his fiancé went away on their holidays for a week while we baby sit our furry grandchild!! We thought (rather naively) that we would have Bailey in the gallery with us during the day… what could go wrong?… he’s adorable! He’ll be a great selling gimmick, we thought!

Well, that plan lasted all of an hour before there had to be a rapid change of plan and Serena would paint at home with her ‘little helper’! Cute as he is, at 8 months old he was just a tad too boisterous for our little gallery space. Much happier at home…

serenarts gallery dog sitting

Things will be back to normal next week as Bailey heads back home. We will certainly miss the wee man!

Old Paintings of Bradford on Avon

I was going through my older files to free up some hard drive space… as you do!… and I came across a few images that we used on a project for the Bradford on Avon Preservation Trust some years ago…

We were involved in the setting up and printing of the book about the Barton Farm area by Margaret Dobson and Gareth Slater ‘Barton Farm – The Last Thousand Years’. I had no idea about the amount of history there was in the area our Workshop occupies. A very interesting project indeed…

Hope you enjoy looking at some of these great old paintings.