News

PDA Members selected for the 2017 Derbyshire Open

Seven members are celebrating their success in having work selected for the 35th Derbyshire Open.


Great Dome Art & Design Fair 2017

Peak District Artisans’ annual art and design fair will take place July 21- 23 in Buxton’s Devonshire Dome.


The Adam and Eve Project – A Touring Exhibition

Five members of PDA have contributed work on the theme of Adam and Eve as part of a touring exhibition created by thirteen leading local artists


PDA Members at RHS Chatsworth

Eleven members of PDA will be participating in the inaugural RHS show at Chatsworth.


PDA Members prepare for Derbyshire Open Arts

PDA members are working hard in the lead up to this month’s Derbyshire Open Arts Weekend which takes place over the Spring Bank holiday weekend.


PDA Members Events and Exhibitions

PDA members are very busy with events and exhibitions this month, you can see a number of different members work both locally and nationally.


Botanical Artist, Vivien Wilson in the news

Vivien Wilson specializes in botanical painting and this month will be featured in two different publications.


Liz Welby in February’s Artsbeat

Read about Liz Welby in the February edition of Artsbeat; this versatile fine artist is currently artist in residence at Scarthin Book, Cromford


PDA Chair featured on BBC’s Countryfile

PDA’s current chair, Ingrid Katarina Karlsson has been featured on the BBC as part of an episode of Countryfile broadcast on 29th January 2017


PDA jeweller’s work raises money for charity

Jeweller and silversmith Karin Sheldon’s recent commission turned out to be for a surprising recipient.


PDA Members exhibiting across the region and further afield in January 2017.

It may only be January but you can see work by a variety of PDA Members across the region and further afield this month.


PDA Member writes article for The SAA

Pastel artist Sandra Orme has been commissioned to write an article explaining how she creates a layered pastel picture.


Lost & Found – by Sue Lewis-Blake

In September PDA member Sue Lewis-Blake will be exhibiting paintings and photographic prints at the prestigious Kultur Backerei, Luneburg, Germany.


PDA at Art Out Loud – Chatsworth Festival

Continuing our 25th-anniversary programme, we will feature in next month’s Chatsworth Festival – Art Out Loud.


Michela Griffith to exhibit at the Foxlowe Gallery

Join Michela at the Foxlowe Gallery on Friday 20 May at 7pm for the preview of Within Elements.


Peak District Artisans celebrate 10 years of Derbyshire Open Arts

To celebrate 10 years of Derbyshire Open Arts, artists and crafts people across the county are preparing to showcase a broad range of creative project


Peak District Photography Gallery: Liquid Light Exhibition

The River Dove is the focus for a new photographic art exhibition coming to Bakewell visitor centre this Spring.


PDA announce six new members

We are delighted to welcome six new Peak District Artisans to the group – including former Young Artist of the Year, Alex Jabore (pictured)


PDA members exhibit at the Mall Galleries, London

Peak District Artisans selected to exhibit their work at the prestigious Mall Galleries, London.


Peak District Artisans in ‘A Derbyshire Passion’, Derby Cathedral’s Stations of the Cross Installation

Five Peak District Artisans are among fifteen Derbyshire artists that have been commissioned by Derby Cathedral.


Ilkeston-born artist celebrates fifty-seven years with a personal exhibition at Erewash Museum

An award-winning painter and ceramicist from Ilkeston will show work from his fifty-seven-year-long career at Erewash Museum Ilkeston.


PDA members shortlisted in Craft & Design Awards

Eight Peak District Artisans have been shortlisted in this year’s craft&design Selected awards, and you can support them by voting!


Peak District Artisans at Chatsworth

Opening on 6th January 2016, 35 members will exhibit their works in a display featuring artists, designer-makers and contemporary craftspeople [...]


PDA welcomes two new members

Ceramic artist Jan Lewis-Eccleston and portrait artist Casey Allum have joined the group


Lettering artist’s owl raises £8,000 for Big Hoot

Lettering artist, Elizabeth Forrest’s contribution to this year’s Big Hoot has raised a fantastic £8,000 for charity.


Solo exhibition by Michéla Griffith photographer

‘Liquid Light’ at Buxton Museum & Art Gallery celebrating the River Dove


PDA member, Liz Wellby visits Lane End Farm.

Last month, one of our members, Liz Wellby, visited Lane End Farm to deliver a drawing workshop, ably supported by Sarah Sharpe and Bryony Sharpe.


Great Dome Art Fair 18th-19th July

PDA’s major annual event takes place at the Devonshire Dome, Buxton on the weekend of 18th -19th July. Preview evening on Friday 17th.


Want That Art – our new marketing campaign launches

Today we proudly launch our new marketing campaign.


Subject: PDA member to open solo exhibition at St John Street Gallery

St John Street Gallery, Ashbourne will host an exciting new solo exhibition this month showing the work of one of our members, Ingrid Karlsson-Kemp.


Maggie Robinson’s work selected for Mall Galleries

PDA member Maggie Robinson will be taking part in the Society of Women Artists 154th Annual Exhibition


Peak District Artisans to exhibit at the Whitworth Centre

Twenty-seven Peak District Artisans will hold a Spring Arts Weekend in place of the annual Derbyshire Open Arts event this May.


Solo Exhibition by Michéla Griffith

‘Moments of Confluence: A River’s Song” opens in the Joe Cornish Galleries, Northallerton, on 6th June until 30th June


PDA member to take part in Birmingham’s Big Hoot

An artist from Chesterfield has been selected from hundreds of applicants to take part in Birmingham’s biggest ever mass-participation, public art eve


Rob Wilson Open Studio

Visit Rob Wilson over the late May Bank Holiday weekend at his Open Studio in Whaley Bridge


PDA Chatsworth Extravaganza

Last day of our fantastic exhibition at Chatsworth House on 22nd March


PDA member wins The Harley Foundation Prize

THE work of an artist from Sheffield has been awarded first place at the 2015 Harley Foundation Prize.


PDA selects five new members

PDA welcomes five new members Sue Lewis-Blake, Juliet Forrest, Rosalind Smith, Yuka Jourdain & Ian Saville…


PDA member dedicates bespoke artwork to hospice

Two local artists have dedicated new artwork to north Derbyshire hospice where their friend was cared for.


PDA member wins The Great North Art Show Trustees Prize for best painting in the show

One of our Sheffield-based members has received award-winning recognition at the 2014 Great North Art Show.


PDA Autumn Extravaganza

on October 11th & 12th at the Whitworth Centre, Darley Dale. 28 PDA members taking part in an opulant marquee complete with red carpet & candelabra!


2014 PDA Young Artist of the Year Competition – Winner announced

And the winner is…..Sam Westwood. Congratulations to Sam and all our finalists.


7th Great Dome Art Fair

Our most prestigious event of the year, the Great Dome Art Fair takes place this weekend 19th and 20th July in Buxton’s Devonshire Dome.


18ft art installation to feature at Great Dome Art Fair

A PDA member has constructed an 18ft wire hare – adding a new dimension to this year’s Buxton Festival Fringe


Photographer Michela Griffith in the news

Derbyshire Life and The Derbyshire Magazine are writing about Michela in the current issues.


PDA at Derbyshire Open Arts. Bank Holiday 24th,25th & 26th May

Annual Open Studios event throughout Derbyshire. Follow the link to see which PDA members are taking part.


PDA Members support Blythe House Hospice

Nine PDA members are taking part in ‘Beat the Blues’ at the Art Café, Buxton, an exhibition of original work supporting Blythe House Hospice


PDA welcomes three new members

Textile Designer Jane Mitchell, artist Jill Ray and woodturner Roger Waterhouse have all been accepted for membership of the group.


Sue Prince has work selected for major London exhibition

Sue’s painting of the Diamond Jubilee River Pageant selected for ‘Serco Prize for Illustration 2014 Exhibition’


New PDA Brochure out now!

PDA’s new format full colour brochure is now available. Packed full of information about all the members, PDA shows, maps etc. Email for a copy.


PDA member Ingrid Karlsson-Kemp announces annual workshop programme

Ingrid Karlsson-Kemp is marking National Storytelling Week (1-8th Feb) by launching a programme of narrative-based art workshops.


Read about our new member Michela Griffith

Professional photographer Michela Griffith now has her own page on the PDA website


Exhibition success for Michela Griffith

Michela has success in Landscape Photographer of the Year 2014 competition


PDA announces sponsorship for Young Artist of the Year

St John Street Gallery, Ashbourne, artsbeat magazine and Turners Art Supplies will sponsor the awards for the next two years


Read about our new member Sue Prince

Contemporary folk artist Sue Prince now has an Artist page on the PDA website and explains all about her award winning egg tempera artwork


Rob Wilson new solo exhibition at Jarva Gallery

Rob Wilson has a solo exhibition at Jarva Gallery, Whaley Bridge entitled ‘Bridges & Branches’ runs from 7th-24th December


Four new members for PDA

PDA have selected four new members: artists Sue Prince & Janet Mayled; photographer Michela Griffith & jeweller Annette Petch


Workshops Galore on our Calendar!

Check our Members’ Events Calendar for details of creative workshops run by PDA members


Louise Jannetta Open Studio Event

Louise Jannetta will be holding an Open Studios Event in Buxton from 19th October to 3rd November


Sandra Orme featured in artsbeat magazine

Pastel painter Sandra Orme is featured in the October issue of artsbeat Magazine.


Peak District Artisans AGM

The PDA Members’ Annual General Meeting takes place on 22nd October


Catriona Hall featured in Country Living magazine

PDA member Catriona Hall is the featured artist in the October issue of Country Living Magazine


PDA at the Great Peak District Fair

25 PDA members taking part in Autumn Showcase at The Great Peak District Fair 12th & 13th October


PDA members at Melbourne Art Trail

PDA members are taking part in the Melbourne Art Trail on 14th & 15th Sept.


Rob Wilson captures the Ashes at Emirates Old Trafford

PDA member Rob Wilson featured on Sky Sports Test Match coverage painting the England v Australia Test Match


PDA Young Artist of The Year is Alex Jabore

Alex Jabore has been announced the winner of PDA’s 2013 Young Artist of the Year Award


‘Precious’ exhibition of paintings by Justine Nettleton

Exhibition of 19 paintings of precious stones inspired by a small piece of amber. Venue: Creswell Crags, Worksop to 7th September


6th Annual Great Dome Art Fair – last day today Sunday 21st

Don’t miss the final day of PDA’s Great Dome Art Fair – it’s our biggest yet.


PDA Announce Young Artist Competition finalists

Shortlist has been announced for the title of ‘PDA Young Artist of the Year’. Winner to be named at The Great Dome Art Fair in July.


Original Art Show Stockport Art Gallery 18/6 – 7/7

16 Peak District Artisans will be exhibiting at Stockport Art Gallery


‘Astound’ Graduate exhibition by emerging Leek artists including Joanne Reay

Astound 2013 – Nicholson Institute, Leek until 15th June. Exhibition of work by graduates from Leek School of Art.


Richard Prime in May issue of Derbyshire Life Magazine

PDA member, wildlife artist Richard Prime is the featured artist in the May issue of Derbyshire Life Magazine.


PDA at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Manchester May 2013

Exhibition at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Deansgate, Manchester from 1st-31st May by 9 PDA members


2013 Young Artist of the Year

Our annual search to find the most talented young artists. Our 2013 Young Artist of the Year competition closes on 13th April.


Three new PDA Members

PDA are pleased to announce the selection of three new members: Rachel Emmerson, Joanne Reay and Dewsnaps Woollens


PDA members exhibit at Sock Gallery

Eleven PDA members are exhibiting at Sock Gallery from 28th March – 11th May


Sue Gorman new exhibition at Opus Gallery

‘Passion for Colour’ exhibition of porcelain ceramics by Sue Gorman at Opus Gallery, Ashbourne. Runs to end of March.


PDA at Chatsworth

LAST WEEK of our Spring Exhibition at Chatsworth in the Carriage House Restaurant . Must end on 2nd March.


Alison Counsell at Millennium Gallery

Alison Counsell has work in ‘Designed to Shine’ 100 years of stainless steel exhibition at Sheffield Millennium Galleries


PDA new 2013 Brochure now available!

Make sure you get a copy of our new brochure


Paul Tavernor in the news

Wildlife artist Paul Tavernor is the subject of a 3 page feature in the February issue of Cheshire Life magazine


Lynne Wilkinson exhibiting at Heartbeat Gallery, Sheffield until 12th Jan

Fine artist Lynne Wilkinson will be exhibiting paintings at the Heartbeat Gallery, The Orchard Centre, Sheffield until 12th January


Lucy Palmer at the Harley Gallery ‘Room of Dreams’

Jewellery by Lucy Palmer selected for exhibition at the Harley Gallery in Worksop until 24th Dec.


Justine Nettleton’s latest work on show

‘Finish Positions’ – an exhibition inspired by young dancers at Déda. From 29th Nov – 23rd Feb.


Eddie Hallam demonstration & exhibition

Watch Eddie Hallam demonstrate his life-size wildlife sculptures 30th Nov – 9th Dec.


Elizabeth Forrest exhibiting at Craft in the Bay, Cardiff 17th Nov – 6th Jan

Elizabeth Forrest is taking part in ‘A Splash of Colour’ at Craft in the Bay, Cardiff from 17th November – 6th January


Helen Meakin, Justine Nettleton and Lucy Palmer at Banks Mill Open Studios 23rd-25th Nov.

Helen, Justine & Lucy will be selling their latest work at the Banks Mil studios in Derby this weekend.


Alison Counsell at Harley Gallery Arts Market 24th & 25th November

Alison Counsell will be exhibiting a full range of Wapenmaps and Map’n’lites : unique flat pack ideas……ideal for Christmas posting!


Pauline Townsend at Great Liverpool Art Fair 24th November

Pauline Townsend will be exhibiting her silk paintings at the Great Liverpool Art Fair in the Royal Liver Building, Pier Head on 24th November.


A Gorgeous Christmas Contemporary Craft and Fine Food Fair

High quality fair on 17th & 18th November at Coalbrooke, Ironbridge includes Lucy Palmer and Newfields Gallery


PDA announces 8 new members!

Ann Bates, Ruth Robinson, Sylvia Glover, Rita Chang, Judith Brown, Keith Wright, Brian & Maggie Robinson have all been selected to join PDA


Great Peak District Fair

Peak District Artisans help make 2012 Great Peak District Fair best yet.


Manchester in Vogue; Solo show by Rob Wilson at Contemporary Six

Award winning artist Rob Wilson is using vogue patterns in his highly creative mixed-media [..]


Yvonne Oates New exhibition in Art Cafe, Buxton

Yvonne Oates has a new exhibition of work in the Art Cafe, Pavilion Gardens, Buxton from 5th November – 7th January.


Weekend Shopping Company’s Christmas Art & Design event

Alison Counsell & Zoe Badger at the Devonshire Dome, Buxton 10th & 11th Nov with the Weekend Shopping Company. An ideal Christmas shopping weekend.


Lynne Wilkinson Exhibition at the Heartbeat Gallery, Sheffield

Lynne will be exhibiting a selection of original paintings, giclee prints and cards from 2 Nov to 12 Jan


Elizabeth Forrest at the RBSA Members & Associates Exhibition

Lettering artist Elizabeth Forrest is exhibiting with the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists from 24th Oct – 24th Nov.


Focus on Drawing with Mark Langley

Exhibition – Mark will be exhibiting at the Patchings Art Centre from 6 Oct