Past Exhibitions: mostly pre 2013

Photos from recent exhibitions:

Nancy Farmer at Ilminster Arts Centre - panorama
Nancy Farmer’s solo show “A Feast of Invention” at Ilminster Arts Centre
Nancy Farmer and Deckchair
Nancy Farmer and Deckchair at the exhibition following Clevedon Pier’s Deckchair Competition

List of past exhibitions

Below is a list of exhibitions I have held or taken part in… this list needs editing to make it shorter and more readable, for the moment it has simply been cut and pasted from my main website so apologies for the state of it!

‘Theatre Of The Soul’

17 January 2015 – 21 February 2015, Bridport Arts Centre.
Group exhibition organized by David Brooke, and including the work of David Brooke, Tim Carroll, Nancy Farmer, Caroline Ireland, Irene Jones, David Lawrence, David Marl, Amanda Popham, Katarina Rose, Ian Rowden, Kate Walters.

Exhibition at Tacchi-Morris Arts Centre, Taunton

23rd April – 20th May 2014

‘Strange Fish’ – Solo exhibition at The Tollhouse Gallery at Clevedon Pier

September 2013

Somerset Arts Weeks:

Regularly since September 2004

Spring Farm Arts open days

Regularly since November 2009

“A Feast of Invention” – Solo Exhibition at Ilminster Meeting House & Arts Centre, Ilminster, Somerset, TA19 0AN, UK

August 2013

Winner (one of several) of Clevedon Pier’s Design a Deckchair competition

The winning deckchairs exhibited at The Tollhouse Gallery, Clevedon Pier, Clevedon,UK , August 2013

Selected for: The 5th annual Cork Street Open Exhibition

August 2012
www.corkstreetopenexhibition.com

Selected to exhibit, and awarded exhibition Grand Prize: Art Erotica at Cork Street Gallery, London

19th – 27th January 2012.
www.arteroticaexhibition.com.

“Truth & Lies” – Exhibition at Ilminster Meeting House & Arts Centre, Somerset, UK

August 2011. This exhibition featured my work, and the work of invited guests Jo Lucksted and Sheena Spacey. For more information please see this page: www.nancyfarmer.net/truthandlies.

“A Feast of Invention” – Solo exhibition at The Quay Theatre, Sudbury, Suffolk UK

November 2010. The Quay continues to be a lovely, welcoming, and very successful place for me to show my work. This was my third exhibition here.

Quay Theatre Website

“The Guilty Party” – Solo Exhibition at Ilminster Meeting House & Arts Centre, Ilminster, Somerset, TA19 0AN, UK

May 2010

‘Monstrous Affairs’ – solo exhibition, London, UK at Orbital Comics

March 2010

‘Monstrous Affairs’ – solo exhibition, Bath, UK at Two Dragons [of Bath]

November 2009

‘Sirens in Stockings’ – Joint Exhibition with Charlotte Thomson at Gallery Eight, Glastonbury, UK

July 2009

Group Exhibition: ‘Popping The Cherry’, Victoria Court Interiors Building, Nottingham

July 2009

‘A Medley of Miscreants’ – Solo Exhibition at ‘Frameus’ in Wells, Somerset, UK

29th Nov – 24th Dec 2008 and 5th – 17th January 2009
‘Frameus’, The Workshops, Market Street, Wells, BA5 2DS. Tel: 01749 677611, gallery email: info@artlovers.co.uk

Somerset Arts Weeks – September 2008

‘Hell and High Tea’ – Solo Exhibition in Gallery Eight, Glastonbury, UK

June 2008

‘Understating the Obvious’ – Solo Exhibition at ‘Frameus’ in Wells, Somerset, UK

March 1st – 29th 2008 – ‘Frameus’, The Workshops, Market Street, Wells, BA5 2DS. Tel: 01749 677611, gallery email: info@artlovers.co.uk

RWA Open Exhibition, Bristol, UK

21st October to 12th December 2007

Predatory Birds Seven Sins at the Seaside

I had two pictures accepted for the RWA (Royal West of England Academy) open exhibition, They were the ones shown here – ‘Predatory Birds’ and ‘Seven Sins at the Seaside’.

Solo Exhibition, ‘View from the Top’ gallery, Nottingham

20th to 26th November 2007 – I had the main gallery to myself for this one – and hung a total of 95 original paintings and drawings. The smaller gallery showed the work of Charlotte Thompson.
View From the Top gallery

William Blake-inspired Exhibition at Gallery Eight, Glastonbury, Somerset

22nd November – 2nd December 2007. Gallery Eight in Glastonbury held a themed exhibition to celebrate the 250th year of the birth of artist, poet and visionary William Blake. My contribution was a large drawing titled (after one of William Blake’s ‘prophetic’ books) “The Marriage of Heaven and Hell” (click the thumbnail to see this picture).

The Marriage of Heaven and Hell - drawing by Nancy Farmer

‘Portraits of the Bizarre’ – joint exhibition – Nancy Farmer and Lucy Hinds

28th April – 3rd June 2007 – Somerset Rural Life Museum, Glastonbury, Somerset, BA6 8DB , UK
Another Joint exhibition with Lucy Hinds. We had the gallery between the two of us and I managed to squeeze in 68 framed originals on the wall in my half – though many were small, it’s probably the most I’ve managed to hang in a single exhibition.

Speaker at Glastonbury Symposium 28th July 2007

Held at the Town Hall, Glastonbury, Somerset, UK.
This was a curious event from me to be involved in since it’s actually a 3-day conference “Investigating Crop Circles and Signs of Our Times” – however, I was asked to give a slideshow of my work, with a narrative, as a kind of entertaining diversion from the business of crop circles… Actually the entire 3 day thing was a lot of fun and really interesting, and though to date I’ve still not managed to get a crop circle into one of my pictures there could be an idea in there if only I could put my finger on it… For more information on the symposium visit their website at www.glastonburysymposium.co.uk

Group Exhibition: ‘BloodRelative’ at Paintworks, Bristol, UK – April 2007

This was an exhibition to raise money for the Diabetes UK Charity.
For more information visit the BloodRelative site at www.bloodrelative.org

Group Exhibition: ‘Ooh La La’ – Burlesque Inspired Art – March 2007

‘View From The Top’ gallery, Bridlesmith Gate, Nottingham NG1 2GR

I displayed the FetishDollies photographs in this group exhibition. If you haven’t seen these, they have their own website at www.fetishdollies.co.uk.

Bridgwater Community Pantomime – January 2007

Bridgwater Arts Centre, Somerset, UK

Strictly speaking not an exhibition at all, of course, but as I designed the set and designed and made the costumes I thought it would be worth a mention!
Click here to see the photos

pantomime costumes pantomime costumes

Bridgwater Arts Centre Website

Solo Exhibition: Tangerine Homes, 123 High Street, Street, Somerset – December 2006

I had a large display of paintings in the room upstairs.

The Quay Theatre, Sudbury, Suffolk – November 2006, 2003

This is the venue where I had my first exhibition ever, so it was great to be asked back again 3 years later. The exhibitions are organized by the ‘Friends of the Quay’.

Quay Theatre Website

‘Dollies & Divas’ – exhibition at La Viande, London, May 2006

This was an exhibition featuring the paintings of Georgie Tier and my Fetishdollies photographs, and even a few of the dolls themselves.

La Viande, 3 Charlotte Road, London, EC2A 3DH

Strode Theatre, Somerset, September – October 2005

Joint Exhibition with Lucy Hinds
An exhibition of some 35 of my paintings, along with textile wall-hangings by Lucy Hinds

Bridgwater Arts Centre – “Mad-Eyed Kings and Coffee Breaks in Hell” – Somerset, April 2005

Joint exhibition with Lucy Hinds. My work consisted of some 40 or more paintings, though we found a suitably dimly-lit corridor where the Fetishdollies photographs could exist in their own seedy little enclave…

Brighton Fringe Arts Production – “Erotica Exhibition” – April to May 2005

There were neither paintings not photographs here, instead the Fetish Dollies themselves were invited to take part…

Erotica – London (Olympia), November 2005, 2004

I Exhibited for a couple of years running at this huge event in Olympia, it’s a lot of fun but unfortunately the costs are very high and in the end I decided to stop doing this show.

The Skin Two Expo – London (Barbican Centre), October 2005, 2004

One exhibition where the visitors vie for attention with the exhibits… These were combinations of my most fetishy paintings and the Fetishdollies. For the 2005 exhibition I built a wall-hung cage from which the dolls could view the visitors (from the comfort of their own doll-sized sofa).

The Chandos Society – Annual and Summer Exhibitions – Somerset, Summer 2003 to present

The Annual exhibitions are held in the Bridgwater Arts Centre, the Summer exhibition in Crowcombe. I have generally exhibited a few paintings in each one each year.

2 Comments

  1. An inspiring and illustrious career – so far…onwards!

    1. ha,. this was in fact not meant to go out as a post!

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