Frensham Summer Fayre, June 17th 2017
We’d like you all to be part of the very first St. Mary’s exhibition!
Come along to the F.P.C marquee and draw, collage, or write into a postcard-sized outline of a mobile phone which we will have ready for you to work on. Your work will then be exhibited in our classic 1935 ‘K6’ Sir Gilbert Scott phone box.
The theme : Your favourite things about Frensham!
It’s up to you how you interpret this as long as it fits on our postcard format. You may have memories of queuing outside the box [yes, young people we shared these three phones between us all!, ] your stories of local people, drawings inspired by/ of the local landscape, poetry, etc.
You could use contemporary photos from your mobile as a source to work from or bring along a copy of that old photo of mods and rockers gathering on the green….
Bring along any materials you may like to use- we’ll have some basic drawing pencils/pens/glue/scraps for collage.
Artists Angela Shaw, Morwenna Lake and Fiona Scimone will be on hand to guide and advise.
About our new Frensham gallery….
We will soon be hosting several shows a year in our little red cube.
It will be a community led art space and we are delighted to have several artists already putting forward proposals for future projects. Angela, Morwenna, Fiona and Graham make up the curatorial team.
Please get in touch with Fiona Scimone at Frensham Parish Council if you would like to get involved.
Graham Mollart, June 2017
Morwenna Lake: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fiona Scimone : email@example.com
A volunteer has repaired the phone box outside St. Mary’s school. Two panes of glass that had been vandalised have been replaced, the box swept out, windows cleaned and the outside given a much needed wash down. As part of the Frensham Red Phone Box Project run by the parish council, this box will become an art gallery and display space curated by councillor Fiona Scimone. The project is financed by a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.
June 2013. The new door has been put back into the St. Mary’s box by two volunteers. This was to replace the old one which had rotted at the bottom and warped, meaning that it no longer closed properly. Eagle-eyed readers will note that the colour doesn’t match… that’s because the door is still in its primer. The box is scheduled to be painted this month, and once that’s done, the glass will be cleaned up and put back in.