The SHAF Arts Trail is the final event of the year for me as an artist. It’s one of just two opportunities for the public to view my work in my own home, and to see me at work, albeit in a makeshift studio in my lounge.
Gullet Plantation is one of five new works which will be on display – and on sale! – during the SHAF Arts Trail.
It shows the view from my studio and is named after the wood in the centre of the picture.
What is the SHAF Trail?
The SHAF Trail is an annual event organised by the South Hams Art Forum in which local artists open their homes, allowing visitors to see for themselves how we work, and to talk one-on-one with the artists.
Brochures giving a complete list of all the artists taking part in the SHAF Trail are available at a number of places: Salcombe Information Centre, Bonningtons the newsagents, Spar (Loring Road), Salcombe Yacht Club, …
WHEN CAN YOU VISIT BEACON HOUSE GALLERY?
Beacon House Gallery will be open for visitors as follows:
- Saturday 15 October: 10am-5pm
- Sunday 16 October: 10am-5pm
- Monday 17 October: 11am-3pm
- Tuesday 18 October: CLOSED
- Wednesday 19 October: 11am-3pm
- Thursday 20 October: 11am-3pm
- Friday 21 October: 11am-3pm
- Saturday 22 October: 10am-5pm
- Sunday 23 October: 10am-5pm
WHERE IS BEACON HOUSE GALLERY?
Beacon House Gallery is within my home – the hall, stairs and landing, no less. It’s not normally open to the public, except by prior arrangement. However, for the SHAF Trail, we welcome visitors during ‘opening hours’ as listed above. You don’t need to book ahead. Just turn up and you will be made very welcome.
DIRECTIONS TO BEACON HOUSE
As you approach Salcombe, there will be yellow posters with arrows pointing the way to Beacon House.
You could park in the park’n’walk at the top of Bonfire Hill and walk down. There might be parking spaces in Bonfire Hill alongside the allotments, or you could park on our private drive at the end of the shared drive. (Please do not park on the shared drive.)
We do not currently have access for disabled visitors – but we are having alterations made to the house over this winter so for next year’s SHAF Trail we will be able to welcome wheelchair users.
We look forward to your visit!