Latest News & Events
APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN FOR MAKERS
Following the success of last years Christmas markets in our courtyard, we are now looking for talented Makers to take part again this year on Saturdays in November and December.
Download the application form to find out more about the Markets and to apply. Deadline for applications is Sunday 19th September.
EXHIBITION PRIZE DRAW!
As part of Nick Andrew's current exhibition in our Main Gallery, he has kindly offered up three fantastic prints (unframed) as prizes in a prize draw which will run for the duration of the exhibition. It's really easy to enter... just pop up to see the exhibition, fill out an entry form and post it in the secure box provided.
The closing date for entries is Saturday 25th September and we'll be picking three lucky winners (each will receive a print) at random the following week.
WE ARE WINNERS!
It has just been announced that we are winners in the Muddy Stiletto Awards 2021 and have been declared the 'BEST CAFE' in Wiltshire! We are so happy and proud of our team for achieving this fabulous accolade. Thank you to everyone who voted for us in these awards, we really couldn't have done it without you.
RECREATE exhibition opens Saturday 10th July
Our next exhibition, Recreate, starts this weekend on Saturday 10th July. The exhibition is filled with beautiful creations made from recycled materials. You'll find sculpture, jewellery, mosaics, glass frames, lighting, homeware and furniture all made from reclaimed and recycled materials by artists who are dedicated to creating new art from old waste.
Find out more about the exhibition here.
Prize Draw now open for entries!
Local artist Louise Luton is exhibiting her beautiful paintings here from 5th June - 3rd July and is very kindly offering one lucky person the chance to win a pair of wonderful giclée prints from her exhibition. No purchase necessary, just pop upstairs to the view the exhibition and fill out an entry form whilst you're there, fold it up and drop it into the secure box provided. See here for full terms and conditions.
Deadline for entries is Saturday 3rd July 2021 and we'll be picking a winner at random the following week.
Find out more about the exhibition here.
Courtyard Makers Markets this summer!
Following the success of our Christmas Makers Markets, we're bringing them back this summer. There will be eight markets throughout the summer months, running each Saturday from 24th July.
Artists and Makers can apply to sell at our markets by downloading the application form here.
Studio Space available
We've got a lovely small studio available to rent on our first floor, perfect for a budding artist or maker looking to join a community of like-minded creatives.
If you'd like to find out more about the space, please email us to register your interest and we'll send you some more information.
A very special Prize Draw!
We really wanted to do something special to mark our fresh new start and to thank you for your amazing support through the last year, we wouldn't have got through it without you. So we're launching a very special prize draw where you have the chance to win £200 to spend in our Gallery Shop and Cafe.
Once we have opened again on Monday 12th April, you'll receive an entry form with any purchase from our Gallery Shop or Cafe. Fill out the form, pop it in our big red post box on the Gallery counter (ask a member of staff if you're not sure) and we'll be drawing a winner on Monday 17th May 2021.
Terms & Conditions apply.
Upcoming exhibition - IMPRESS V
We are busy getting the Main Gallery ready for an exhibition which starts from Monday 12th April. IMPRESS V is our fifth in a series of exhibitions celebrating the fantastic work of printmakers from across the country.
You'll find a wonderful collection of affordable wall art, textiles, homewares and more.
You can find out more about this exhibition here.
We'll be open again from Monday 12th April
Following the latest Government guidelines, we are able to open our doors again from Monday 12th April 2021. Lockdown 3.0 has felt like an eternity and we can't wait to see you all once again! Our Gallery & Cafe will be open from 10am - 5pm, Monday - Saturday. For the time being, the Cafe is able to open with outside seating only in our Courtyard and covered pergola. We will be offering a brunch, lunch and afternoon tea menu to be enjoyed al fresco.
Many of our Studios will also be re-opening on this day although they all have their own opening times, so best to check with them individually.
Lockdown 3.0 - we'll be back soon!
Due to the current Government Covid-19 Guidelines, we have had to close until further notice. We are confident that we will get through this and can't wait to see you all when restrictions are eased. In the meantime, we'll be busy planning, doing some experimental baking and revamping our Online Shop. We will let you know as soon as we have the green light to re-open.
Our Studios will also be closed to the public but many of them will continue to work behind the scenes and some offer online services too so please do check with them directly.
We'll be taking a little break over Christmas
Fisherton Mill will be closed from Christmas Day and re-opening on Friday 8th January 2021. We are open as normal this week (10am - 5pm) and 9am - 2pm on Christmas Eve for shopping (please note, the Cafe will be closed on Christmas Eve).
Our Studios each have their own opening hours, so please do check with them directly.
Makers Markets this December...
We're so thrilled that we've been able to go ahead with our Christmas Makers Markets which will take place under cover in our Courtyard this December.
The Markets are planned for 5th, 12th, 17th, 18th, 19th and 21st December.
We've got a great line-up of creatives for each date and you can find out more about it here.
Christmas Exhibition starting 3rd December...
Full of festive splendour, our Christmas Exhibition entitled 'Seasonal Treasures' is just that... a collection of wonderful and special products to inspire your Christmas shopping, full of great, unique gift ideas that you won't find anywhere else.
You can find out more about this exhibition here.
Christmas Shopping Evenings
A little bit different this year to make sure we can follow social distancing guidelines, our annual Christmas Shopping Evenings will be spread over two nights. There'll be a vibrant, festive atmosphere and a complimentary glass of homemade mulled wine on arrival.
Tickets are free but you'll need to book here in advance. This is to ensure that we can manage the numbers and enable a safe and relaxed shopping experience for all. We have two time slots per evening, please select from 6-7pm or 7-8pm on the date of your choice.
Courtyard Christmas Makers Market
Fisherton Mill will be hosting it’s first ever outdoor ‘Courtyard Makers Market’ this winter!
We’ll have seven covered spaces available within our courtyard area on various dates in the run up to Christmas, ideal for makers to sell directly to the public. We are on the lookout for talented makers from Wiltshire and beyond. If you'd like to apply, you can download the application form and terms here. If you'd like any further info, please email us.
We are looking for a Manager to lead the small and friendly team in our award-winning Gallery Cafe. This is a full time position, to include Saturdays.
If you would like to find out more about the job, please drop us an email and we'll send you some more information.
Eat Out to Help Out
We've now registered for the government scheme so you can enjoy up to £10pp off your meal here at Fisherton Mill. The offer starts from 3rd August and runs each Monday - Wednesday throughout the month. You don't need a voucher, we'll just automatically discount your bill when you pay.
This is a fantastic initiative to boost the hospitality industry and we look forward to seeing you!
Exhibition Coming Soon - #PAUSE by Rob Hames
We're now able to get our exhibition schedule back on track and first up is a fantastic exhibition by local artist, Rob Hames. He last exhibited with us here in 2018 and this time he'll be exhibiting the work he has created during the recent lockdown period.
Starts on Saturday 22nd August and will be up until 26th September.
Find out more about Rob and his upcoming exhibition here.
11th July 2020
A Message from Deborah & Michael
Following so many weeks of uncertainty Michael and I are delighted to say that Fisherton Mill will return to near normal service from Monday 13th July. Despite the enormous challenges we have faced this year, our passion for food and art remains undimmed and our extraordinary team are now gradually returning to the fold to ensure that everything is in place to welcome you all back safely.
We have been trading in a very small way for the last month, just 3 days a week, and the Café has operated a takeaway service. Next week will see the resumption of indoor tables alongside our lovely, sunny courtyard seating and we will return to opening every day (except Sundays) with slightly reduced opening hours of 10am – 3pm.
Our Studio tenants will operate individual opening hours but, with the exception of Eden Beauty (who is not yet permitted to re-open), they too are all back and working away on site. We are also very pleased to welcome two new tenants to the first floor – artist Tim Maddden and jeweller Jenny Tataryn (mhoho jewellery) - both are in the process of moving into their spaces and once they are properly at home, we will give you a better insight into what they do.
During the time we were in enforced lockdown many of you will have rediscovered or developed creative skills and endeavours. Michael started learning Italian and added new pieces to his clarinet repertoire and I took the time to try new recipes and cook for pleasure again (the kitchen is my domain at home!). We all realised the very significant role ‘art’, in the widest sense, plays in our wellbeing and how much we have valued it during lockdown.
Now that restrictions are easing, we need to call upon you all to value the creative offer at Fisherton Mill, and in Salisbury more generally, as much as you can. We understand that our customers all have very differing attitudes to, and perception of, risk and will all be facing different health and wellbeing situations which will impact what they can and can’t do. However, the vast majority of us are now permitted to carefully go about our lives more or less as before.
Whilst it does feel a little odd to be out and about again it also feels quite uplifting. Although I am sure we will all go forwards with adjusted priorities we hope that they will include resuming your daily (yes there are some!), weekly or monthly trips to Fisherton Mill. You have supported
us through thick and thin over 25 years (we were planning to celebrate that milestone with you all this summer) and we hope you will feel able and ready to do the same over these next weeks.
On a practical level we have set out the measures in place here, following current guidance, which will enable us to maintain a safe environment for both our team and customers. As you all know the Mill is a large airy, space which makes it easy to move around with consideration to others.
Finally (and perhaps most importantly) many of you have been concerned about toilet facilities and I am pleased to announce they will be open from Monday as well.
With warm wishes
Deborah & Michael