News and Events

THE SALISBURY GIFT CARD

Fisherton Mill is now accepting the new Salisbury Gift Card in the Gallery and the Café. Help support local businesses by using the card and keeping money in the City.

The Salisbury Gift Card is a pre-loaded Mastercard-based gift card which works in the same way as a store gift card, but can be spent in over 100 participating businesses all over the city.

All you need to do is buy your Salisbury Gift Card with the amount you want and then give it to your friend, family member or colleague as a present!

Read more about this new initiative by the Salisbury Bid here on the Salisbury Gift Card website. You can purchase the cards direct from this website.

PRINTMAKING DEMONSTRATIONS & MEET THE ARTIST OPPORTUNITY

Gemma Dunn, one of the artists currently showing here for the Salisbury Art Trail, will be doing printmaking demonstrations and will be available to answer questions about printmaking and her work on the following days:

Monday 11th June               1pm to 3pm
Tuesday 12th June              1pm to 3pm
Wednesday 13th June        1pm to 2pm
Thursday 14th June            1pm to 3pm
Friday 15th June                  2pm to 3pm

She will also be running a linocut printmaking workshop on Saturday 16th June from 10.30 to 1pm.  Read more ....

VISIT WILTSHIRE VISITORS' MAP & VISITORS' GUIDE

Visit Wiltshire have just produced this very helpful Visitors' Map and Visitors' Guide, both available in lots of different locations around the City, including the Tourist Information Centre.

For a digital copy of the Visitors' Map, click here

For a digital copy of the Visitors' Guide, click here

Gemma Dunn print of a feather

Gemma Dunn  Feather Print

SALISBURY ART TRAIL RETURNS TO FISHERTON MILL

After a three-year break, the 2018 Salisbury Art Trail returns from the 2nd to the 17th June, beginning with a launch evening at the Salisbury Art Centre showcasing artworks from each Art Trail venue. Over 75 artists across 50 venues in the city centre and surrounding area are taking part and it's completely free to visit all venues (please check opening hours).

Major venues taking part include Salisbury Library, Salisbury Cathedral refectory and us here at Fisherton Mill, as well as local hotels, shops and artists' studios. As the biggest private venue taking part, we (venue 38) are proud to be supporting the Salisbury Art Trail once more. 

Some of our Studios will be offering demonstrations and workshops during the Trail and six selected local artists have been invited to exhibit here: Amanda Fisher (Charcoal, Graphite and Ink Drawings), Annie Taylor (Oil Paintings), Gemma Dunn (Printmaking and Painting), Peter Matthews (Mixed Media and Acrylic Paintings, Collage and Print), Sarah Sowerby and Yvette Cannon (both Gold and Silversmiths).

The Art Trail brochure is available as a hard copy in participating venues NOW – pop into Fisherton Mill to pick one up or download HERE.

Read more ....

OBSERVER FOOD MONTHLY AWARDS 2018

We are very excited that our lovely café has once again been nominated in the Observer Food Monthly Awards 2018. The award is simply down to customer votes, with a judges selection at the final stage, so if you could spare a moment to cast your vote for us for this, that would be great! And please do ask members of your family to vote individually as every vote really does count!

It only takes a minute and everyone casting a vote is entered into a draw for some amazing prizes as well.

Please go to www.theguardian.com/observer-food-monthly-awards/ng-interactive/2018/apr/22/vote-in-the-ofm-awards-2018

Select : Best Cheap Eats as the category
Enter : Fisherton Mill Gallery Café as the Restaurant name
Enter : Salisbury as the City
Enter: Fisherton Street as the location

Many thanks for your support.

Select : Best Cheap Eats as the category
Enter : Fisherton Mill Gallery Café as the Restaurant name
Enter : Salisbury as the City
Enter: Fisherton Street as the location

Toilet sign to go with our news about toilet renovations

STUDIO TO RENT AVAILABLE SHORTLY 

Are you looking for a unique and creative space to work? Perhaps you would like to come and join us here at Fisherton Mill? We will shortly have a studio available. If you think you might be interested, please take a look at the details via the link below and then get in touch! We would be very happy to meet with you and show you around. 

Read more ....

 

Winner in the Muddy Stilettos Awards 2018

MUDDY STILETTOS AWARDS 2018

We won the Muddy Stilettos Best Art Gallery category for 2018! Thank you so much to all of you who voted for us. We were not expecting this and it is a huge thrill for our whole team here at Fisherton Mill.

We were amongst a number of winners from Salisbury in these awards which is wonderful news for the City. We send our congratulations to them all.

Please head over to the Muddy Stilettos website for more details.

Peter Matthews Glacier, Alaska Bay painting for his exhibition "New Paintings" at Fisherton Mill starting on the 26th May 2018.

PETER MATTHEWS PRIVATE VIEW OF "NEW PAINTINGS" EXHIBITION

Friday 25th May 6pm - 8.30pm

Peter Matthews is having a Private View of his exhibition "New Paintings" on Friday 25th May 2018 from 6pm to 8.30pm and you are all most welcome to attend! Come along, have a chat with the artist and enjoy a glass of wine and some nibbles as you have a leisurely look at his new work, some figurative and some abstract.

Les Colombes installation at Salisbury Cathedral from 12th May 2018
Les Colombes installation at Salisbury Cathedral from 12th May 2018

SALISBURY - CITY OF DOVES

Salisbury Cathedral is hosting a major art installation that carries a message of resilience, peace and hope. Les Colombes by multimedia artist Michael Pendry features a flock of around 2,500 white origami doves that ‘fly’ the length of the Cathedral nave. The installation opens to the public on Saturday 12 May.

Alongside the installation #SalisburyCityofDoves, a community project inspired by Michael Pendry’s work extends the message across the city. Shops, homes and schools are being encouraged to make paper doves and display them in their premises as a simple but powerful symbol of the city’s resilience in response to the nerve agent attack. We are delighted to be taking part in this and we have paper and instructions available for you here so that you can have a go. You can either take your dove home with you or leave it with us to be part of our large dove display.

We are also holding a drop-in "Make and Cake" event where you can come along to make some origami doves with us and also partake in some free cake! The date of this event is Thursday 10th May at 5.30 - 7.30pm.

Read more about Les Colombes and the community project ....

Toilet sign to go with our news about toilet renovations

TOILET RENOVATIONS

If you have been to visit us in the last couple of weeks, you will know that we are in the process of having our toilets renovated. At the moment, it is the men's toilet that is being totally reconstructed. The work is now very near to completion. 

The ladies toilets are also in line for a complete update. The work is scheduled for just after Easter.

We are so grateful to you all for your patience whilst all this is happening. 

SAYING NO TO PLASTIC STRAWS 

At Fisherton Mill, we are saying no to plastic straws and will only be using paper ones from now on, if requested.  

The global movement to eliminate plastic drinking straws from our landfills, our streams, our oceans, and our beaches is picking up momentum now. People are refusing plastic straws and requesting that restaurants & cafés provide biodegradable alternatives, where needed.

Here are some steps you can take to help with this movement:

Level 1:  Make a personal commitment to say "no" to plastic straws. When you order a drink, please say  “no plastic straw, please.” Encourage your friends and family to do the same.

Level 2: Ask your favourite restaurants, cafés, bars, clubs and pubs to join in with this movement. 

Level 3:  If they need or wish to continue providing straws for customers, please ask them to change to an environmentally friendly version -  eg. paper.

** LOVER VILLAGE VALENTINE'S DAY POSTAL SERVICE VIA FISHERTON MILL **

This year we are joining forces and working exclusively with the Lover Village Valentine Postal Service to help people send their cards from 'the most romantic village in the world.'

This is the second year that the Lover village Post Office has been running this special service and we are truly delighted to be involved.

To take part is simple:
1. Choose a card in our Gallery shop, write your message and address the envelope.
2. Hand it to one of our Gallery staff members.
3. Costs vary depending on the card you choose (from £3 to £8) but all options include the special processing in Lover.
4. Post the card in the Fisherton Mill post box on the counter by Saturday 10th February 2018.

The Lover cupids will collect the cards and process them from the village, stamping each one with a special cachet stamp on the envelope to mark its origin before they are sent from the village to your loved one in time for 14th February.

Part of the proceeds from each purchase will go to the Lover Community Trust.

Read more on the Lover village website.

Workshops Gift Vouchers available to buy from Fisherton Mill

** FISHERTON MILL WORKSHOP GIFT VOUCHERS NOW AVAILABLE **

We have just introduced our Fisherton Mill Workshop Gift Vouchers! They are a really great present for anyone in your life who enjoys being creative!  

These vouchers can be put towards the cost of any workshop running here at Fisherton Mill in the year after their purchase, either being put on by one of our Studios or by outside practitioners. 

You can buy these gift vouchers in person in our Gallery shop or online via our Online Shop

Hey Clay! 2018 publicity image 1
Crafts Council Hey Clay! Logo

** TO CLAY PRACTITIONERS IN THE SALISBURY AREA **

Hey Clay! is returning next year from the 23rd to the 25th March 2018 and we are very much hoping to be involved with this again.

Organised by the Crafts Council, it is a national celebration of clay which gives everyone the chance to unleash their inner potter at venues across the UK through free workshops and taster sessions.

The only stipulation by the organisers is that the participation sessions are free. Whilst this is a big ask for clay practitioners and the venues hosting them, the hope is that taking part will bring in new audiences and that being part of a national campaign will help practitioners and venues raise their profiles.

Hey Clay! will once more be part of Get Creative (which is being extended to ten days, taking place from 17-26 March) meaning that the BBC will be promoting it on national and regional radio and online. Several Hey Clay! 2017 venues were featured on regional radio stations and one of our Hey Clay! makers threw a pot on air in the Radio 5 Live studio!

We will need to return our event listings forms to Hey Clay! 2018 by 15th January 2018, but earlier if possible, so if you are a clay practitioner interested in helping us be a part of Hey Clay! 2018 again, then please do get in touch as soon as possible.

http://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/what-we-do/hey-clay

Festive Opening Hours

In the run up to Christmas, we will be opening slightly different hours during the week and on Saturdays and are open every Sunday from 26th November onwards from 11am to 4pm. The Café will be open on Sundays for drinks and cakes only.

Please note that we are open 9am to 2pm on Christmas Eve in the Gallery shop for any last minute bits and pieces you need to buy as presents!

We'll look forward to seeing you here for a bit of calm, enjoyable Christmas shopping away from all the crowds. 

Observer Food Monthly 'Best Cheap Eats in the West 2017'

We are delighted to announce that the Gallery Café is a winner in the highly prized Observer Food Monthly (OFM) Awards for 2017.  Named as one of three winners of 'Best Cheap Eats in the West', the OFM praised Fisherton Mill Gallery Café as follows: "An 1880 grain mill with a gallery and a café which spills out into the courtyard on fine days. Imaginative, well-priced menus."

We're genuinely humbled to get this award again and we would like to express our gratitude to all of our customers - regulars, occasional visitors and one-off visitors - who all help to make the Gallery Café such a success. We look forward to welcoming you in the months coming up to Christmas and into 2018!

Julia's House Children's Hospice - Our Chosen Charity

The staff at Fisherton Mill have voted to support the charity Julia's House this year. Julia’s House is an award-winning children’s hospice charity dedicated to bringing comfort and care to families across Dorset and Wiltshire.

They provide practical and emotional support for individual children and their families, either in their own homes, in the community or at their hospices.

To find out more, please visit their website here:
https://www.juliashouse.org/

Our Christmas Shopping Evening is nearly here!

Friday 10th November 2017 - 6pm to 8.30pm

You are warmly invited to come along and join us on Friday 10th November for our annual Christmas Shopping Evening. We will be open from 6pm to 8.30pm so please pop in on your way home from work or on your way out to dinner, and bring all your family and friends!  We aim to take the stress out of Christmas shopping for you and help you find unusual handmade presents not available on the High Street.

Whilst you shop you will also be able to enjoy mulled wine and nibbles, listen to live music, get 10% discount on your purchases and be one of the first people to visit  "Shine" - our Christmas exhibition which will be previewing on that evening!

First Floor and Courtyard Studios will be staying open for the Shopping Evening for browsing, buying, ordering (and making, if booked in advance). Many will also be offering 10% discounts, so come and get your Christmas gifts all sorted out in one place and then you can relax!

If you haven't visited for a while, you will find that we have two new studios on our First Floor - Alison Nash (an expert in bead embroidery, felting and mosaics) and Fisherton Framing (for all your artwork framing needs). They will be very happy to welcome you.