Patchings Festival is back!

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Patchings Festival is back!

After a two-year break, due to Covid restrictions, this fantastic celebration of all things art, supported by The Artist, Leisure Painter and PaintersOnline, opens in July.


The 2022 Patchings Festival, supported by Leisure Painter and The Artist, runs from July 14 to 17, 10am to 5pm daily.

Don’t miss this opportunity to see over 250 artists, craft makers and designers, demonstrating their skills and techniques in one of the UK’s finest creative events, set in 60 acres of picturesque Nottinghamshire countryside.


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What you can look forward to:

The Artist, Leisure Painter & PaintersOnline

Enjoy FREE daily painting demonstrations by Carole Baker (Thursday to Saturday, July 14-16) and Tim Fisher (Sunday, July 17) sponsored by Daler-Rowney AND come and view the 140 artworks in The Artist and Leisure Painter exhibitions, selected from this year’s TALP Open Art Competition.

Coming soon! Look out for details of our workshops with Adebanji Alade, Jenny Aitken and Hazel Soan

For the chance to see your work exhibited in the galleries at Patchings, opening on the first day of the festival, and win a share of art prizes worth over £13,500, enter our TALP Open Art Competition by April 7.


Festival celebrity artists demonstrations - sponsored by St Cuthberts Mill
  • Thursday, July 14 David Bellamy, Hazel Soan
  • Friday, July 15 David Bellamy, Adebanji Alade
  • Saturday, July 16 David Bellamy, Soraya French
  • Sunday, July 17 Soraya French

Further Celebrity Artists to be confirmed

Meet and talk to guest artists

Artists this year to include David Curtis ROI, RSMA , Haidee-Jo Summers ROI, RSMA,  John Sprakes DA(Edin), ROI, RBA, MAFA, , Soraya French, SWA also the work of Pollyanna Pickering

The full programme to be announced

Demonstration marquees

Printmaking with Laura Boswell & printmakers’ materials
Charles Evans demonstrating for Daler-Rowney

Authors and artists appearing for Search Press include Judith Yates, Julie Collins, Tim Fisher, Alison Board, Matthew Palmer, Lesley Linley, Stephen Coates and Hashim Akib


  • Winsor & Newton
  • Pebeo
  • Premium Art Brands

Test & try art materials

See, try and buy the latest materials from the leading art and craft manufacturers and suppliers including:

  • A.J Ludlow Colours
  • Artmaster
  • Canson
  • Caran d’Ache
  • Daler-Rowney
  • Daniel Smith
  • Derwent
  • Hahnemuhle
  • Longridge
  • Lyra
  • Maimeri
  • Marbling 4 Fun
  • PanPastels
  • Pebeo
  • Premium Art Brands
  • Pro Arte
  • Pro-Colour
  • Rosemary Brushes
  • Royal Talens
  • St Cuthberts Mill
  • Two Rivers Paper
  • Unison
  • Winsor & Newton
  • Yew Tree Studios

Enjoy an inspirational day out!

A review of the 2019 Festival


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