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Kooroon Christmas Event

Online at from 4th until 11th December

10 artists and makers are taking part in the Kooroon Gallery Christmas event this year, offering fabulous decorations, cards and unique gift ideas for every budget.

Archive Crafts fills Foyer with shiny delights in the form of pewter mirrors and unique hand crafted jewelry. Printmaker artist Donna Drouin brings this years new range of hand printed cards, which can be turned into gift boxes and decorations.

Gallery curator and artist Glenda Gibson exhibits vibrant oil paintings, large and small and new-to-the-gallery sculptor Mark Hodson brings the smaller of his bespoke metal sculptures and decorations.

Back by popular demand are ceramics by Finola Delamere and Kooroon regular PollyWhistle with her newly finished individual textile angels. Look out too for a brand new range of crisp, bold tea towels printed from artist Vanessa Stone’s landscapes.

Three T’s and Me aka Dian Harrison launches her new journals. Ros Willis brings colourful textile book covers and other hand embroidered textiles treats, whilst husband Roger offers a beautiful selection of wrought iron roses and more.

This year also sees emerging crafter Kit of Kit Nacks exhibit for the very first time. Check out her very Christmassy giddies including hand made pine cone wreaths and gnomes.

There really something for everyone this year.

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Two Day Pop-Up Emporium

24th and 25th October 2020 10am till 4pm

PollyWhistle and Miss Cherry Pie Vintage

Textile artist PollyWhistle is teaming up with Merrimans Vintage Jamboree (aka Instagram’s Miss Cherry Pie Vintage) to bring you a temporary treasure trove of unique textile treats, handmade creative gifts and a myriad of re-discovered vintage delights!

Entry is free of course but please wear masks (if you are able to) and we’ll help everyone keep to social distancing guidelines. 

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Animal, Landscapes and Aviation

The wonderful world of Catherine Moores

Fri 2nd & Sat 3rd and Fri 9th & Sat 10th October 11am till 4pm free entry

Derbyshire born artist Catherine Moores has lived in the Vale of Belvoir, Leicestershire for over 25 years. Whilst developing her creative practice here she has also worked with dogs and horses and the influences of the rural life and her love of animals if very apparent in her work.

Catherine’s specialties are animals and landscapes and she undertakes many commissions on these and other subjects such as a recent commemorative piece celebrating the British Armed forces which was auctioned for charity.

This exhibition focuses on her animal and country pieces and new work about armed forces and aviation bringing together originals in oil and acrylic as well as graphite pencil and limited edition prints, all of which will be for sale.

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Kooroon September Exhibition – Donna Drouin

In this exhibition we see Donna Drouin return to the landscape to capture those memories  of long walks in wild landscapes, and the hot colours of summer. Her abstract landscapes are inspired by the studies done during lockdown and walks across the Sussex South Downs.

The loose lines capturing the  remembered flight paths  of birds and insects. The hot patches of sunlight and intense indigo shadows under thick hedgerows.

 Alongside this stream of work Donna continues to explore the visual storytelling of “The Girl With the Cardboard Wings”. Here Donna is capturing a visual path through the story enclosed in old wooden boxes. The different elements displayed using a variety of printmaking, soft sculpture, paintings and drawings. The representations for the story are referenced from Donna’s childhood, her earliest memories of her first home to personal encounters with nature. This is an ongoing work, the progress of which was slowed due to lockdown.

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New Children’s Art Classes with Glenda Gibson

(Subject to Government Requirements due to Covid19 the following could unexpected change.)

Glenda is an experienced primary teacher and accomplished artist.  Working independently as a workshop leader she searches for the creativity within each child and seeks strategies for developing skills, confidence and appreciation of fine art.  Each set of classes is paid for as a block in advance.  There are several ways to pay to secure your booking.  Contact Glenda at to book a place.  Classes are kept small.  Wednesday’s 3:45pm to 4:45pm. 


£42 for 6 lessons. 4, 11, 18, 25 November, 2, 9 December

Lessons around aspects of the creation from the Bible with be explored through painting, printing and sculpture or a mixture of these to create original works of art. 

  1. Light or Day and Night (Stars, Moon Sun) Printing
  2. Sky and Sea acrylic
  3. Landscapes mixed media
  4. Plants watercolour
  5. Animals – drawing/ watercolour pencils
  6. People, paper craft.

Man Made

£42 for 6 lessons. 6,13, 30,27 January, 3, 10 February

Lessons inspired by manmade objects using a variety of techniques

  1. Houses
  2. cars/ vehicles
  3. Kitchen items
  4. stairs
  5. Bridges
  6. City scape

Animal Kingdom

£35 for 5 Lessons. 24 February, 3, 10, 17, 24 March

Lessons in a variety of media exploring animals

  1. Butterfly
  2. Spiders
  3. Fish
  4. Dogs
  5. Giraffe

Mixed Topics

£42 for 6 lessons. 14, 21, 28 April 5, 12, 19 May

Lessons using a variety to techniques including children’s suggestions or favourites

  1. Flowers
  2. Trees
  3. Fruit
  4. Toys
  5. Self portrait
  6. Geometric abstract.