Our Story

Artful launched in 2018, in response to a call from artists to find a new platform to exhibit, teach and sell their work following the closure of Rum’s Eg Gallery in Hampshire. 

Our first event was Artful Christmas Weekend at Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, a two day contemporary art and craft fair, which was a direct response to this call and  provided artists with a new quality showcase and the opportunity to meet and sell to customers directly.

Following the success of this first event we started developing our workshop programme. At the heart of what we do is our belief in the importance of creativity and we are passionate about providing hands on experiences that inspire people and help them to explore the creative process.

As artists ourselves we want to support other creatives through networking, promotion, and development opportunities. Our community of artists is growing and are mainly based in the South of England covering a wide area, including Hampshire, Wiltshire, Dorset, Sussex, Surrey and Somerset.

We have plenty of ideas and events in the pipeline and look forward to sharing them with you.

 

Our Vision

Sparking Creativity

We believe everyone is creative. Making things is fun, relaxing and enriching and we are passionate about providing opportunities for people to learn and develop new skills. 

Supporting Artists

We create opportunities for artists (for simplicity we use this term to describe all disciplines of art, craft and design) to teach, sell and exhibit, supporting them in their professional practice. 

Meet the Team

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Rebecca Maddox
Director
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Elizabeth Hammond
Education Facilitator
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Georgina Ettridge
Events & Marketing

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