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13
January
2024

NEW SPRING OPEN DAYS – PALAIS DES VACHES

Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th February – Ginger Catering (Open weekend)
Sunday 11th February – Ginger Catering (Open weekend)
Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th February – Ginger Catering (Open Weekend)
Saturday 2nd Sunday 3rd March – The Nags Kitchen & Bar ( Open Weekend)
Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th March – The Nags Kitchen & Bar (Open Weekend)
Saturday 30th & Sunday 31st March & Easter Monday 1st April – Ginger Catering (Open Weekend)
24
November
2023

THIS WEEKEND AT PALAIS DES VACHES

TV actor and charity fundraiser Jim Murray will join us on Saturday to talk painting, fundraising and maybe a little fly fishing. The actor and artist, who is also co-founder of The Murray Parish Trust, is currently exhibiting a series of works from his In Flow series at Palais des Vaches this autumn. Well known for his leading roles in The Crown (Netflix), Masters of the Air, Primeval, McDonald & Dodds and Cucumber, Jim began painting between acting jobs a few years ago, after previously studying art at school. He and his wife the actress Sarah Parish also jointly founded The Murray Parish Trust in memory of their first daughter Ella-Jayne who tragically died of a congenital heart defect in 2009. Since 2014, the charity has helped raise over £5 million to advance paediatric healthcare at Southampton Hospital, giving critically ill children access to the most up-to-date treatment. Jim said: “I’ve always painted for myself. I very much enjoyed painting at school but I went to the type of school where painting was considered an indulgence.” “I picked up painting again about 20 years ago when I was looking for something to do between acting gigs and I just started painting profusely in my garden shed. In the beginning, I never had any intention to sell them – it was just a cathartic experience to pass the time.” However, after selling work to raise money for his charity, Jim was approached by the Arc at Winchester and asked to create a response to John Constable’s painting Rainstorm over the Sea, which became the focus of his current collection of work. Jim’s other pieces are abstracts with a close connection to the water. He said: “Anyone who knows me knows I am a very keen fly fisherman, inspiring my passion for rivers and ocean conservation.” Jim Murray will host a free talk and Q&A at Palais des Vaches at 11.30am on Saturday 25th November. Admission is free with all art available to buy.
03
November
2023

EXHIBITION THIS WEEKEND AT PALAIS DES VACHES

RIGHTEN YOUR WEEKEND WITH OUR VIBRANTLY COLOURFUL ART SHOWCASE
Pull up a chair and dine at the heart of our gallery as the wonderful Ginger Catering Company pop-up with an array of stunning dishes.
Open Saturday and Sunday 11am to 4pm
As the dark evenings draw in, inject some colour into your weekend with a visit to our dazzling Autumn Exhibition. The ever-changing showcase is a perfect tonic to the darker days with colourful and vibrant works of art that are sure to lift the spirits. Carefully curated in partnership with Lymington’s wonderful Coastal Gallery, the stunning collection of paintings, prints, ceramics and sculptures have been chosen to appeal to all taste and budgets. Displayed across our three stunning galleries, the ever-changing art show also includes a range of beautiful prints, books, and curiosities on sale in our Chez Moo shop. So come along and browse the immeasurable talents of more than 40 local creatives including Stewart Beckett, Jim Murray, Andy Baerselman, Jill Berelowitz, William Pounds, Chris Whittaker, Long Ly, Kim Thompson, Gina Dearden, Michael Turner, John Illsley, Jackie Giron, Karl Rudziak and venue owners Caroline and Nick de Rothschild. [https://mcusercontent.com/856dc5cc3c6467687e73df5ea/images/694bcdcd-69a1-1639-45d5-04535367b5b1.jpg] [https://mcusercontent.com/856dc5cc3c6467687e73df5ea/images/315a799a-fbf6-46b3-2ef0-eb42f88dee0e.jpg] [https://mcusercontent.com/856dc5cc3c6467687e73df5ea/images/a05cc0c3-e198-af68-c0d3-02cc50a64b89.jpg] [https://mcusercontent.com/856dc5cc3c6467687e73df5ea/images/bc616165-6001-bb1b-10ed-20ed1802869b.jpg] Ginger Catering Company pop-up at the Palais on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th November
The highly skilled team from Hythe’s Ginger Catering Company are back at the Palais this weekend with a showstopping menu of exquisite dishes including a warming seasonal soup, a tasty fondue dish, and delicious desserts. This weekend the talented team will also be serving a mouthwatering array of light bites, lunchtime dishes, and tapas options. Menu highlights include Salt Baked Beetroot Carpaccio with Basil Pesto, Dorset Crab Cake with Celeriac Remoulade, and Shepherd’s Pie with Braised Shoulder of Lamb. [https://mcusercontent.com/856dc5cc3c6467687e73df5ea/images/16e49134-c09a-6dd4-8a3c-bd73523b3a0a.jpg] [https://mcusercontent.com/856dc5cc3c6467687e73df5ea/images/9b2a58bc-e163-bdfe-e162-6a02c4955be1.jpg] [https://mcusercontent.com/856dc5cc3c6467687e73df5ea/images/70ab33fe-bf05-058e-c76c-ebc054d3d36c.jpg] [https://mcusercontent.com/856dc5cc3c6467687e73df5ea/images/6c8b4b39-b252-f3ef-cbab-4d43b5d019b7.jpg] Book your tickets for a very special Fundraising Charity Ball at Palais des Vaches on Saturday 16th December in support of the Blossom Development Fund [https://mcusercontent.com/856dc5cc3c6467687e73df5ea/images/7bc8f152-6fcd-9714-012c-909dda1fedb0.jpg] We are thrilled that the Blossom Development Trust will host their Fundraising Ball at Palais des Vaches on Saturday 16th December.
The Blossom Development Trust is a remarkable charity that fundraises to support children and young people with additional needs. Run by volunteers the charity provides specialist Speech and Language, Behavioural Therapy, communication devices, Occupational Therapy, behavioural programs, nutritional advice, and much more.
Tickets are £45 to include a two-course meal and a glass of wine.
To book email: blossomdevelopment@gmail.com WONDERFUL WORKSHOPS Join wildlife artist Kim Thompson on Saturday 11th November to master painting sunsets in acrylics. During this workshop participants will master the fast drying time of acrylics, tackle dry brush, wet into wet and layering techniques, and learn how to build detail to achieve an atmospheric sunset scene. Tutor Kim Thompson will give guidance throughout the day with the painting process broken down into easy-to-follow stages. £75 to include all materials [https://mcusercontent.com/856dc5cc3c6467687e73df5ea/images/7a6343b6-2fdb-097a-163b-2cd042c4448c.jpg] Book Workshops<palaisdesvaches.us19.list-manage.com/track/click?u=856dc5cc3c6467687e73df5ea&id=24f1a12f5d&e=cc861642c3>
14
September
2023

AUTUMN EXHIBITION – LAUNCH WEEKEND

07
July
2023

NEW OPEN DAYS – THIS WEEKEND !

A MARVELLOUS AND EXTRAORDINARY SHOW OF WORK BY HAMPSHIRE’S MOST TALENTED ARTISTS
The Palais des Vaches Art Gallery will be opening a new exhibition with Coastal Gallery, which will runs from 25th March 2023.
Open to the Public from 11am to 4pm on:
July 2023
Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd
10
May
2023

SPRING SHOW / OPEN WEEKEND / PALAIS DES VACHES

19
April
2023

OPEN WEEKEND AT PALAIS des VACHES / April 22nd & 23rd

Our next collaborative exhibition at Palais des Vaches will be THIS WEEKEND – SATURDAY APRIL 22nd & SUNDAY APRIL 23rd 11am – 4pm.
31
March
2023

EASTER AT PALAIS DES VACHES

17
February
2023

SPRING EXHIBITION LAUNCH WEEKEND

01
February
2023

SPRING EXHIBITION at PALAIS DES VACHES

Our next joint show is open to view from 11.00am to 4.00pm on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th March, with further open weekends to follow.