Hello!Well at last, the summer we’ve all been waiting for is finally here! It’s been the perfect weather for deckchairs….My range of art-print deckchairs have received a lot of interest since the trade show. The Life’s a Beach designwas judged to be a winner in Clevedon Pier’s Design a Deckchair Compeition below. and we’ll be revealing some exciting news as to what’s ‘in-store’ for them very soon.Put it this way, now’s your chance to own a Signed Edition of the Life’s a Beach deckchair – I’m signing the slings until we go into mass production!Did you know that throughout August you can watch a film on the beach? Brighton’s Big Screen is next to the Big Wheel, sand viryually opposite my studio at JAG Gallery – more distractions! Look out for our ‘advertisement feature’ between screenings. Or cut to the chase and have a glggle at us by clicking on the clapper board!
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If you have an old deckchair and the sling is torn or faded, why not replace it with one of these art print deckchair slings signed by Jacqueline Hammond. And only £50 to you if you’re reading this! (RRP £55.99) at www.jacquelinehammond.co.uk complete with sturdy, teak oil finish, traditional, seaside deckchair priced £129.99, get 10% off by ordering by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. While stock lasts!!
Tollhouse Gallery – Design a Deckchair Compeitition **WINNER**
Clevedon Pier volunteers ran a nationwide Deckchair Design Competition in the spring. Over 180 designs were submitted by members of the public and by a clutch of celebrities who love Clevedon Pier themselves. Artists from around the UK took part with the winners coming from East Sussex, Oxfordshire, Somerset, Dorset, Bristol, Clevedon, Weston-super-Mare and North Somerset towns and villages.The winners’ chairs are now being exhibited at the Tollhouse Gallery Clevedon Pier in North Somerset. Six designs by well known TV presenters Gyles Brandreth (BBC’s One Show) and Alice Roberts (BBC’s Coast and Time watch), plus a special design by creator of Wallace and Gromit Nick Park are for auction for the Clevedon Pier Charity. Deckchairs designed by rock band The Stranglers and folk band The Wurzels also feature in the auction. Tiny deckchair replicas of all these designs can be purchased to order via the websitewww.clevedonpier.com.
The standard of artworks submitted was very high and the five judges had a real challenge to select the winners. The winning design from a local resident was produced by Jacqueline Hammond who is as an ‘up and coming’ artist based in Brighton. She has been working on a range of deckchair designs launched earlier this year, so the competition was perfect timing and an ideal opportunity for her to show her designs to a new audience. It was actually a couple Jacqueline met at the launch, who are big fans of Clevedon, that suggested she should enter.Jacqueline says ” With my design, you can sit on the beach from the comfort of your own home!”
The winning deckchair designs are on display in the Tollhouse Gallery on Clevedon Pier The Beach, Clevedon BS21 7QA from Friday 26th July till August 20th. Entry to the gallery is free and it is open from 10 to 5pm every weekday and 10 to 6 at weekends. We are also holding two late night openings on Friday 26th and August 16th. See the Deckchair Exhibition on Facebook “Since opening the show the gallery stewards have tried to capture the total visitor numbers, although at times the gallery has been so busy we have lost track! Needless to say with the recent sunny weather we have had several hundred people in the gallery who have admired your design since we opened a week ago. “Jonquil Brooks – Pier volunteer
My deckchair has been out and about since we exhibited it at a trade show earlier in the year.It’s proved a hit with visitors to Portsmouth Spinnaker Tower.
Jenny Merrison, duty manager at Spinnaker Tower, commented:“The deckchair has become a great talking point for our shop visitors and really brightens up the window! Jacqueline is a very talented artist and we’re delighted to have a piece of her art on display.”Jacqueline Hammond’s Deckchair in the window at Spinnaker Tower – Portsmouth
Contemporary British artist, Jacqueline Hammond, is renowned for producing strong, punchy images that are rich in texture and colour. A prolific painter and multidisciplinary artist, she exhibits widely and is commissioned by individual clients, collectors and high profile brands.
Jacqueline’s inspiration comes from direct observation: subject matter is plucked from the world encountered every day. Some ideas evolve, others are reactionary. Thought-provoking themes explore today’s society, the media and cultural theory.
Whether inspired by the street or the sea, Jacqueline’s work has an edge: her paintings are consistently striking. Her natural disposition is to let the paint dictate the creative process, trusting the medium and her mind’s eye to translate the vision.