Events at Sunningwell

Sunningwell School of Art organises a number of events throughout the year including Artweeks and International Sculpture Day where we open the school up to members of the public to explore the studios and enjoy works of art created by students and tutors. We also support projects and activities organised by like-minded organistions by promoting them on this page.

THINKING DRAWING – a talk with Alan Franklin

Saturday 4th December at 11am – FREE and ALL WELCOME

Alan Franklin, artist and Trustee of the School, will give an illustrated presentation entitled, ‘Thinking Drawing’. Alan graduated in sculpture in 1977 at West Surrey College of Art and Design and later went on to complete his MA at Goldsmiths College in 1984. He recently retired and moved to Sunningwell after more than 30 years teaching Fine Art, mostly at HE and degree level in Banbury and High Wycombe. Throughout that time, he has continuted to make his own work and after a residency in Iceland 10 years ago he added drawing to his practice. However, he still thinks of this side of his work as flat sculpture. His talk will reference his own work, ideas, thoughts and opinons which he has developed over years of teaching and thinking about drawing.

Drop the team an email, if you’re planning on coming, at sunningwell @

Bring and Buy Art Materials Sale

The talk will be followed by a Bring and Buy Art Materials Sale – bring materials you no longer need or use and take some new things home. Donations welcome! At this time of year some of you may be thinking about having a clear out of your work and studio spaces. One of our students has come up with a great idea to raise a little money for the School.

If you do have a clear out and find things you no longer want, or you know you will never use, would you consider donating them to the school for sale? Much like the old-fashioned ‘bring and buy’).

This both frees up space your end and as we all know, ‘what is one person’s trash is another person’s treasure’.

We are looking for absolutely anything – materials/equipment/things you no longer want or need, anything that you think someone else might have use for. We are planning the sale for Saturday 4th December at 12.30pm.

If you have anything you would like to donate, please drop it off at the office by Wednesday 1st December. THANK YOU!

Clova at the Eastwood Fine Art Christmas Exhibition

Clova Stuart-Hamilton is exhibiting in the Christmas Exhibition at Eastwood Fine Art in Hampshire until 4th December

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