Monkey Park Artists

Chesterfield / Mixed media artists

Opening days

Saturday 27th May
Sunday 28th May
Monday 29th May

Helen Pollitt, ceramics.  I love working with clay and that by using my hands with the wheel  I can create a form I have imagined. I turn and decorate each piece individually.  Glazing and firing transforms my work into colourful solid objects; I aspire to create ceramics that are both useful and beautiful. I am interested in colour and I like to experiment, making my own glazes  My pottery studio is in my garden in Chesterfield.   On Facebook: Helen Pollitt Ceramics

Karon Mather,  Chesterfield acrylic and mixed media artist.  I have a passion for acrylic and mixed media painting. The paintings I do are inspired by the vibrant colours of nature and I enjoy recreating this in my work.  I develop paintings that speak both to me and to others, I don't merely want to capture the image with brushes but with each stroke recreate that moment in time once again. Each of my paintings hold a special place in my heart and hope this comes across in my work,

Deborah Miles Design. My work is a series of tin sculptural pieces based on British wildlife, a passion of mine from my childhood in the Derbyshire countryside. The movement of a creature informs me of its character; I try to capture this in my quirky creations.I use recycled tins and pieces of driftwood, there is something special about making plain and tired materials into prized and loved objects. My work includes brooches and earrings, boxed individual and triptych works, freestanding pieces and larger pieces of automata. 

Guy Badham, Chesterfield-based Nature, Wildlife and Landscape Photographer.
Supplies images to Derbyshire Wildlife Trust and Visit Peak District.
Provides tailor-made nature photography training courses to suit all levels. Derbyshire provides a wealth of amazingly varied landscapes and I love to be out walking through it. I am fascinated by the beauty of our world and try to show this in my images. A photograph captures a brief moment in time but gives us the opportunity to study the wonder of nature at leisure. Website: Also on Twitter GuyBPhotography and Facebook

Kathryn Brown: “Zentangle Art For Autism”  Kathryn produces beautiful hand drawn artworks.  Each piece is individually sketched and coloured by hand,  each includes Kathryn’s trademark signature of tiny pieces of jigsaw (official Autism symbol) with Kathryn’s and her son’s initials hidden in the drawing, raising awareness of Autism through art that is unique and fun. Kathryn says “People like the challenge of searching for my hidden trademark. I am passionate my son; his autism changed my life and brought out the creativity in me."

Our exhibition is upstairs at the The Monkey which is a social enterprise and community hub run by locals. It has office space upstairs and downstairs is a wonderful family friendly cafe that supports local artists, community groups and start up. All profits are returned to the local community.

Will undertake commissions
Is prepared to give tuition and/or workshops

Contact Information

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Venue Information

The Monkey Park Cafe,
128A Chester Street, Brampton
S40 1DN
Arriving Chesterfield follow signs for A619 Bakewell, on A619 (Chatsworth Road) keep in right lane follow filter road round sharp right, take left hand turn by Royal Oak Pub onto Chester Street, Monkey Park is 300 yards along on left.