Events at New Farm Barn


New Farm Barn Private View

Opening: 23rd May 6-8pm

Description: Come and enjoy a pre-view evening, with wine nibbles and some mermaid poetry.

Venue: New Farm Barn

Telephone: Kate 07825647545


Mermaid Making Workshop

Opening: 31st June 9am till 11 am and continued on 7th June 9am till 11 am

Description: Come and sew yourself a beautiful recycled textile mermaid and try making some mermaid hands, faces and scales with porcelain. Join it all up into a stunning mermaid doll. Lots of fun, mess and joy to be had. Please bring an apron. Price to include materials and firing of ceramic work £20 per person. Suitable for age 7 and above, all level of ability

Venue: New Farm Barn

Telephone: 07825647545

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25th, 26th, 27th May

The Wells Open Studios Artists had a fantastic and sunny opening weekend with lots of sales! Thank you to everyone that came to visit us, we enjoyed meeting you all. Here are some images of the Open Studios to entice anybody that couldn’t make this weekend but would like to come, we are also open next weekend on the 1st and 2nd June, 11am- 5pm.

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New Farm Barn Private View

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New Farm Barn Open Studios Prviate View

All are welcome to preview Artwork from

Kate Allsop: Thrown and hand built porcelain. Helen Akers: Textile creations using vintage and recycled fabrics. Pat Willis: Raggy Mats. Tom Hodges: Wooden artefacts. Trish le Gal: Photographer and gardener. Jane Hag: Wild and woolly, handmade felt artefacts.

Friday 24th May 5-8

New Farm Barn
Warham Rd
Wells-next-the-Sea NR23 1NE

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North Norfolk and Broadland Taster Exhibition

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2nd – 14th May

Two ‘Wells Open’ Artists Catherine Laura Ward and Linda Pattrick are exhibiting in the Taster Exhibition at The Atrium in North Walsham.

The Atrium will be hosting a twelve day taster exhibition collecting together works from artists taking part in Open Studios.
A diverse range of work will be on display covering a variety of media and subject matters – giving you a taste of what you can expect to see during the main Open Studios event which runs from 25 May – 9 June.

Exhibition open Monday to Saturday, 10am-5pm. Free admission.

The Atrium
North Walsham High School
Spenser Avenue
North Walsham
Norfolk NR28 9HZ

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Open Studios Central Taster Exhibition ’13

Tuesday 23 – Sunday 28 April 9.30 am – 6.30 pm

The Open Studios Taster Exhibition is currently on show at The Forum in Norwich

and includes ‘Wells Open’ Art Trail Artists; Carla Philips, Catherine Laura Ward, Helen Akers, Linda Pattrick and Trish le Gal.

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Attention All Art Lovers

Wells Open Art Trail is back!

Twelve Wells Artists will be opening up their studios to the public between the 25th May and 9th June as part of the Norfolk and Norwich Festival Open Studios 2013.

Don’t miss this opportunity to come and meet and talk to the Artists, view their work and maybe buy an original piece of art work.

Wells Open Art Trail Maps and NNOS Brochures will be available from the Wells Tourist Information Centre, Wells Library, Ashley Studios Art Shop, all Wells Pubs and B&B’s and of course all the Artists Studios.


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Catherine Laura Ward

Catherine Laura Ward is an emerging Artist based in Wells after finishing her Fine Art Degree at UCA Canterbury. Having studied for a semester abroad in her second year of University in Spain, Valencia, this helped Catherine to develop personally and artistically through living in a different culture. This inspired Catherine to travel in 2010, which has been a great source for her artistic practice, ‘I work in different mediums of fine art specializing in Oil Paintings, Drawing and have been experimenting with photography. I am inspired by my everyday experiences and see my work as being a continuing conversation with the world around me. Many topics of conversation in my work discuss Memory, journeys, and existence.’

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Linda Pattrick RCA

Linda works mainly in oils but sometimes in acrylics, using a palette knife and lots of impasto gel. Inspiration for her paintings often comes whilst walking her two black labradors through the pinewoods or along the beach at Wells-next-the-Sea where she lives. Jasper and Paddy often feature in her work; Linda loves watching them frolicking in the water or chasing throught the pinewoods, her landscapes usually have a dog in them. Linda also enjoys painting boats, harbour views and still lifes, particularly flowers because of their wonderful colours and shapes. As a former knitwear designer, Linda is always inventing new colour combinations to try out in her paintings and spends ages mixing the exact right shade. Linda describes her paintings as joyful, full of colour and life and hopes you will enjoy them too!

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Richard Eddleston

I have been living between Nottingham and Wells for nearly ten years now.

I have been painting for some years, but only seriously in the last few years now that I have more time to do so.

In the past I painted mostly in watercolours, but now I use mainly oils, as I love the effects I can achieve.

Landscapes are my main interest, though I also do portraits.  I especially enjoy doing sunrises and sunsets, because of all the symbolism attached to them.  I also love the effect of light and water, so the sea often features prominently.

This year I am wanting to do a lot more flower paintings, as I love the bright colours.

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Margaret Matthews

I moved to North Norfolk in 1985 and studied printmaking at the Norwich School of Art and design from 1987 to 1990.

My printmaking method is etching, for me this is about mark making. The etched mark has a happy uncontrollability about it, a quality of the unexpected. Etching is also about a light and dark which is mysterious, sometimes it shimmers and sometimes it is totally opaque. Sometimes it works but more often than not it doesn’t. It is very long winded and obsessive, once you get hooked on etching it is hard to give up.

My work is situated in the North Norfolk land and seascape – An interpretation – a thought.

Margaret is part of the Norwich Print Fair.

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