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…

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Not a bad little place for about £350k!

Oh well… back to work!

Dog Sitting!

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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.

Bradford on Avon Walking Festival

On my morning walk today I came across the Bradford on Avon Walking Festival getting their stall set up in Westbury Gardens…

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What a lovely weekend to have a wander around Bradford and the surrounding area. I went to their website and discovered that all their organised walks appear to be fully booked… which is encouraging. You can still spend a lovely day walking around the area though, including the beautiful Tithe Barn and Barton Farm Country Park area. You can also pop in to the Workshops to have a look at what we have to offer down here.

Breakfast on the Kennet & Avon

Great excitement on my morning walk today…

I must apologise for the very poor quality filming… but you get the idea! This beauty had strayed down from the woods right to the far bank of the canal and was happily munching away having breakfast, before I disturbed him! I’ve been walking along here for many years and never seen one this close before.

I know this blog is to promote SerenArts Gallery and the Tithebarn Workshops, but I couldn’t help myself!

New Jewellery Stock

We have just placed an order for a whole new range of jewellery pieces to go alongside our successful collection of fashion jewellery… However, as yet, there are no pictures of it I’m afraid…

As soon as we get the images in I’ll be sharing them with you and we should get the new stock in the gallery by the middle of next week. There really are some lovely pieces to look forward to.

Clean up Bradford on Avon – CluB

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They’ve been at it again!

It is so nice to see the results of all the hard work the Clean up Bradford on Avon – CluB do in our town… thank you.

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CluB is a volunteer group which tidies up Bradford on Avon. They meet weekly on Monday mornings at various locations around the town, posting the details on their Facebook page in advance.

What’s on at Barton Farm?

We know the weather is making this feel more like a Bank Holiday weekend, but it is worth braving the elements and heading down to Barton Farm and the Tithebarn Workshops today…

serenarts gallery cygnets arrive at barton farm

Mummy and Daddy Swan have decided to relocate to Barton Bridge where they have attracted one or two photographers! Looks like the resident kingfisher might get the hump with all the lenses pointed at the new cygnets. If you are launching a kayak or paddle board from here, please be mindful and keep your distance.

It is also very good to see the first exhibition returning to the West Barn in well over a year…

serenarts gallery exhibitions return to the west barn

This was them just setting up this morning when I went for my walk. There will be paintings, potter, laser cut design, textiles and wirework on show from artists: Gina Belford, Kate Westcott, Andrew Eddleston, Karen George, Natty Deco and Gaynor Leverett-Jaques. Good luck to you all.

We look forward to seeing you all soon.

The Kingfisher Trail 2021

We mentioned a few weeks ago about some of the upcoming events and goings on in Bradford. The Kingfisher Trail 2021 is a very exciting celebration of art organised in support of Cotswolds National Landscape. This years event is to include Bradford on Avon for the first time.

The Kingfisher Trail is a fantastic arts trail of 21 wonderful kingfisher sculptures which have been decorated by some of our most talented local artists for public display in and around the Cotswolds National Landscape in 2021. Residents and visitors are invited to follow the trail in the summer of 2021, get out into nature and enjoy the outstanding natural beauty of the Cotswolds region. The Kingfisher Trail is designed to bring businesses, arts and local communities together and at the end of the project all of these wonderful sculptures will be auctioned to art lovers and businesses to raise funds for the vital conservation work (for projects that support children and young people in the Cotswolds National Landscape.) of the Cotswolds National Landscape.

Similar to the Minerva’s Owls Sculpture Trail that the local businesses and the Town Council supported in 2018, the Kingfisher Trail will see the town host one of 21 large sculptures of a kingfisher, each decorated by a professional artist.

The 21st sculpture, the ‘Flying Kingfisher’, will move to a new location every fortnight. With Bradford on Avon at the southern end of the Cotswolds, the Trail will now include our portion of the Avon valley too!

Our kingfisher will make two visits to the town, the first in June, and then returning in August.  The trail will be available online and via a smartphone App and we will keep you updated of the locations nearer the time. To celebrate the kingfisher’s arrival, we will also be launching a community art project – keep an eye out on our website and social media @BoATownCouncil for more information on how to get involved!

Barton Farm Country Park Booklet

serenarts gallery barton farm booklet

With the increase in the number of visitors to Bradford on Avon and the Barton Farm Country Park, we thought we would put together a very simple little booklet giving information about this beautiful area. This A6 landscape booklet will be available from this Thursday at SerenArts Gallery

serenarts gallery barton farm booklet

There will be a brief history of the Barton Farm area, a bit on the wildlife in the Country Park, a few of the many walks available and just some general information.

We hope to see you down at the Tithebarn Workshops soon.