Summer Exhibition 2017
(this year's event - 11th & 12th May 2019)

Once again Project Workshops’ talented artists are opening their wonderful studios in May so visitors can see the marvellous work they create and take time out to chat with them.
There will be a vast range of bespoke, original art work on show and many of the artists offer lessons and demonstrations for groups and a voucher for a day or weekend course are available.

Exciting Commission for 16 Air Assault Brigade – Resident Artist and Sculptor Amy Goodman has been commissioned to create a life-size statue of Bellerophon astride Pegasus, the iconic symbol of the British Army’s Airborne Forces. The bronze statue will stand outside Brigade HQ in Merville Barracks, Colchester as a reminder to today’s airborne soldiers of the proud history that they represent and the standards that have been set for them to uphold. This commission is now finished and will be installed at the beginning of May, however a very detailed bronze of the maquette - can be viewed in her studio during the Open Weekend.

New resident artist Reginald Thompson will be showcasing his lamp blown glass jewellery and perfume bottles. Ava Reeves has been developing her unique surreal abstract work using painting, etching, large scale drawings and sculpture all of which will be on show in her studio. You will need to come early to see the full range of Elaine Peto’s ceramic sculptures as these are very popular. Tim Chadsey will have his beautifully crafted furniture on display. Matt Duke Sculptor, who also works at Talos Art Foundry, is having a very successful year selling his amazing bronze sculptures and will be debuting two new pieces of work that he has been busy creating. 

Glass Blowing demonstrations will be given throughout the day with our resident Glass Makers Mark Taylor and David Hill.

The Life Studio will have an exhibition promoting new talent from visiting artists which includes paintings, printing, pottery and jewellery.

Delicious light refreshments are provided by MYO Street Food who serve home-made and locally sourced food out of two converted, vintage Renault Estafettes. MYO stands for Make Your Own; meaning customers can create a drink or dish that is perfectly tailored for them.

Entry is free.

Matt Duke
Amy Goodman
Soraya French
Mark Taylor & David Hill
Sally Milligan
Ava Reeves
Elaine Peto
Reg Thompson