Exhibitions & Events

Welcome to Artisan, Queens Park Arts Centre’s exciting programme of exhibitions and events. Led by Sophie Carr, this special project offers free-to-view exhibitions all year round featuring work from the most talented and inspirational artists working both locally and nationally.

Alongside our exhibition spaces we have a beautiful gallery shop stocked with handmade art and craft. You can find out about the latest artists stocking their work by clicking here, or see below for our upcoming exhibitions.

EXHIBITIONS

UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS

‘TOGETHER WE BUILD’
Paralympic Legacy

9 September – 4 November
Click here for opening times.

Together We Build is a county-wide project to share the story of the Paralympics, the forerunner of which Dr Guttmann started in Stoke Mandeville in the 1940s; now known all over the world.

10 disabled Community Curators have been recruited to choose objects from the National Paralympic Heritage Trust, Buckinghamshire Archives, Discover Bucks Museum and Waddesdon Manor’s collections. These items will be displayed across the County in cultural venues. None of these objects have been on display before.

Queens Park Arts Centre’s community coordinator Daniel Pentony has chosen the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic relay torch, which is currently on display in our foyer.

For more about the project, click here.

Artist Guy Morris will be leading an accessible art workshop on 15 October as part of this project. Click here for info.

‘THROUGH MY EYES’
KELLY VINCENT

26 Sep – 12 Oct
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Kelly is an abstract artist with a love for working with resin, wood and texture. She was born in Oxford although she spent 10 years of her childhood growing up in Southern Spain. Kelly now lives in Buckinghamshire with her husband and two children.

After working in London as a Police Officer for 12 years, Kelly was diagnosed with PTSD, Anxiety and Depression. As a way to channel her nervous energy and boost her mood she started painting. Painting allowed her to switch off and for once in her life, be completely present in the moment. Painting has been an amazing therapy for Kelly, and it has helped her reach a place in her life where she is simply happy and exactly where she wants to be.

With a simple goal to hold on to that feeling of happiness, Kelly is now a full-time artist working from her home studio in Buckinghamshire.

For more about Kelly’s work, visit her website or follow her on Instagram.

‘BRITISH KENYA AND THE MAU MAU – 70 YEARS AFTER’
LEARNING THROUGH THE ARTS

26 Sep – 4 Nov
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A photographic exhibition which recaptures the history and legacy of the Mau Mau rebellion  (1952–1960) and the British Army response to the growing issues of land acquisition, and  colonalisation in British Kenya,  during the 70th anniversary of the event in 2022.  

Find out more about LTTA’s work at their website or follow them on Instagram.

PREVIOUS EXHIBITIONS

Click here to listen to an interview with Brenda.

Kelly’s work is currently on sale in our Artisan gallery shop.

SEE BELOW FOR CHRIS & FREYA’S MASTERCLASS

Click here to listen to an interview with Jess.

Click here for an article about Salina’s exhibition.

EVENTS

UPCOMING EVENTS

HEALTH & WELLBEING DAY
SUN 16 OCT | 10am-4.30pm

This special event is being hosted at QPAC by the Holistic Healing Network.

“World events have impacted the emotional and mental well-being of our local community. Holistic Healing Network is a collaboration of therapists to support your self-care and wellbeing!

This is an opportunity to sample taster sessions of different therapies* – pre-book £10 per approx. 20-minute session, or £15 at the door!

Therapies: Kansa Vatka Foot Massage, Reflexology, SHEN therapy, Reiki, Bowen Technique, Life Coaching, Hopi Candle (additional cost of £3.00 set of candle)

Workshops-Yoga, Tai Chi . Qiqong Chair, Meditation Workshops* (max 20 people) Pre-book £3 or £5 at the door!

Stallholders – £20 per table and no charge for stallholders who lead workshops.

Free parking is available at Queens Park Arts Centre.

WE RECOMMEND: you register your interest for the Therapy Session/ Workshop to avoid disappointment. Please contact Veena.Lidbetter@hotmail.co.uk. mobile 07771 833843. As soon as the schedule is confirmed we will send you timings’ and booking form with payment details by BACS- (at the door we can only take cash). Any therapist or stallholder interested in helping the charity, please contact Veena.

*Therapies and workshop sessions offered are subject to change depending on the availability of Therapists and Presenters.”

PLEASE NOTE: This event is organised by an external company – QPAC will not be taking bookings.

CRAFT FAIR 2022
SAT 12 NOV | 10am-4pm
ENTRY: £2 std | £1 conc & members

The QPAC Artisan Craft Fair returns for 2022, with a selection of beautiful handmade art and craft from the very best local artists and makers.

Work on sale will span ceramics, fine art, jewellery, textiles, woodwork, and more. We’ll have some familiar faces from previous fairs – back by popular demand! – alongside a whole host of new artists exhibiting for the first time.

Younger visitors will have plenty to enjoy too, including an arty craft activity and a chance to meet the Unbound Storytellers, who’ll be weaving brand new tales especially for the event.

Our coffee bar will be open throughout the day selling a variety of hot and cold refreshments, and there’s free parking available on site.

For the latest updates about exhibiting artists, be sure to follow us on Instagram.

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