‘A Feast of Invention’ at Ilminster Arts Centre

Nancy Farmer at Ilminster Arts Centre - panorama
Nancy Farmer at Ilminster Arts Centre – panorama

I have a solo exhibition this month in Ilminster Arts Centre (Somerset, UK). I don’t imagine it will be just down the road for most people reading this blog, but if you are nearby, it’s the largest space I have had to fill for a couple of years, and it does look quite nice :-). And if you are still not convinced, visit on Sunday 11th between 3-5pm at the Exhibition Tea Party (see below) and you will get free tea and cake. Scientists have shown that free cake enhances the eater’s ability to appreciate artworks. If you miss the ‘Tea party’ you can still get cake, but you have to buy your own: There is a very nice cafe at one end of the exhibition hall, which is open during normal opening hours.

So, here are the details:

‘A Feast of Invention’ – solo exhibition by Nancy Farmer

August 5th – 31st 2013
Venue: Ilminster Meeting House & Arts Centre, Somerset, TA19 0AN, UK.
Website: http://www.themeetinghouse.org.uk/
Free entry

Opening times: Monday to Friday 9.30am – 4.30pm, Saturday 9.30am – 2.30pm.
The exhibition will also be open on Sunday August 11th, 3pm – 5pm (see below), but please note that outside this time the gallery is closed on Sundays

Exhibition Tea Party:
On Sunday August 11th, 3pm – 5pm we are holding an Exhibition Tea Party. I shall be there, and so will the cake.

Saturday 17th, 24th, 31st:
I shall also be present in the gallery on these Saturdays, between around 11am and 2pm, and available to answer visitors questions, should there be any, or otherwise just to professionally lurk.

This is the third exhibition I’ve done here: it’s just such a nice place, and the arts centre staff and volunteers are always helpful. Here’s just a few photos of the gallery, as we finished hanging it last Sunday:

Nancy Farmer at Ilminster Arts Centre
Nancy Farmer at Ilminster Arts Centre
Calendar pictures - A Medusa for All Seasons at Ilminster Arts Centre
Calendar pictures – A Medusa for All Seasons at Ilminster Arts Centre
The Poison Flower Fairies at Ilminster Arts Centre
The Poison Flower Fairies, amongst others.
The cafe at Ilminster Arts Centre
The cafe at Ilminster Arts Centre


  1. Wow that’s huge. Well done

    1. It is rather, Rosie… but I have a lot of stuff! The large paintings I sell only now and then, because of the price, and then the etchings and the life drawings… well, I think they breed in the plan chest actually….

  2. Your work looks absolutely wonderful hung in collectively like this, I really hope you get lots of orders, commissions and sales as a result. I’m only sorry I can’t be there to visit in person. And what a great setting….tea and cakes are the perfect accompaniment to your work…I love the gentility and naughty together!

    1. Thank you Niall! ‘Gentility and Naughty’ I like that… yes, i think that is about what I was trying for šŸ™‚

  3. Congratulations – it looks super!

  4. PS. We are moving – so I will be ‘off the air’ for a while.

    1. Thank you! And happy moving… if there is such a thing! Personally I’m turning my studio upside down, so not a lot of artwork over here, either, but it is in desperate need of a sort out….

      1. Many thanks – we will try!

  5. […] for the next two Saturdays as well, between about 11am and 2pm. For all the details have a look at this previous post, and do feel free to come and […]

  6. Hello Nancy :)) !! Wow….what a nice place for exhibiting your amazing art !!!! Wishing you lot of success !!!!

    p.s : I Love your artwork and i love to present it in my blog !! Till now i have presented all your tricky fairies from your wonderful fairy calendar for 2013 and..i have to say that your fairies gave me the inspiration to sometimes write little funny fairy stories..hehe….you are a very favorite artist to me !!
    Wishing you the best !!
    Kisses !!

    1. Hi Mirsini, thank you so much for including me in your blog šŸ™‚ let me know the link, I would love to see. xx

  7. Hi Nancy :)) ! You are very welcome to my blog !! This is the link : mirsiniscreations.blogspot.com
    Kisses !

    1. oh wow, that is lovely šŸ™‚ thank you for featuring my fairies!
      With love from me and the fairies xxx

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