Exhibitions & Spotlights 2013
We find there is always something to celebrate. This year The Mulberry Tree celebrate seven years in business.
Like all outgoing seven year olds, we've been putting a lot of thought into our birthday bash. So, following hot on the heels of the Purbeck Art Weeks (25th May to 9th June), will be our summer show 'A Bit of a Do'. Running from Saturday 20th July to 31st August, we will show off, eat too much cake and make sure you all drink a bit of bubbly and join in the party.
Purbeck Art Weeks - "Out and About"
25th May - 14th June
As there's so much good stuff to show you, our exhibition will run a week beyond the official PAW Festival. It's called 'Out and About' and will include the work of the following artists:
Jenny Aitken, Sarah Hough, Paul Schilling, Richard Hooke, Colin Willey, Carolyn Pavey, Sarah Ross-Thompson and Paul Liggins
"A Bit of a Do"
20th July - 31st August
Happy Birthday to us! For our birthday, we would like you to come to our exhibition. You needn't bring a present, just buy yourself one instead...
Our Do is going to be themed as a lovely tea party and will feature some of our best loved artists. We realise we have a somewhat jumbled taste in art, so are splitting off those who come under the 'naive' school of art and those whose work is more classical.
Headlining the 'naive' artists; Louise Braithwaite with some new originals, Hannah Cole, Sasha Harding, Rebecca Lardner and Jane Colquhoun.
Our specially selected classical painters are Ben Spurling, Emily Morgan and Paul Allen.
Newbies on the walls at this summer exhibition are Hannah Hann, Therese James and Dawn Crowthers.
Sometimes we look around the gallery and think 'there's so much lovely stuff in here, how can we make sure it all gets looked at?'.
So we had a collective brainwave and are pleased to present to you (drumroll.....) Spotlights. This ingenious idea is a way of focussing on one area of our stock, or one theme of colour or medium, to make things more palletable to you, our customers.
September - In the Frame
20% off all framing in the month and on Saturday 14th - 25% off framing
October - Cosy Up to AutumnTextiles and homewares like cushions, throws, lighting and clocks (a reminder they go back this month!), and on Saturday 26th October - spend £25 and get £5 off.
November - Art in Clay
Our ceramics come centre stage this month as we celebrate art in clay and on Saturday 16th November hot chocolate and treats will be served
December - Tis the Season
Our main window display will be the 12 Days of Christmas. Serving mulled mine and mince pies every Saturday in the month and on Saturday 7th December - spend £20 and get a free tea-light holder.
January - Merci Beaucoup
Buy your thank-you cards with us following Christmas and stock up your card stash and on Saturday 11th January - BOGOF on Mulberry Tree cards.
February - How Do I Love Thee
It's the love thing! They know you love them, but we have a hundred little ways you can prove it, so do come and buy your cards and love tokens from us. On Saturday 8th February we will be serving prosecco and shortbreads.
March - Affordable Art
We are very keen on the concept of affordable art. From £10 to £10,000, the value of art is not in its price tag but in the pleasure you take from it. On Saturday 15th March collect a £20 framing voucher when you buy a limited edition print.
April - Charlie Says
With Spring springing, our spotlight in April will be on all things new in the Gallery. Saturday April 20th will see the launch of the new collections with drinks and nibbles at the gallery.