Friday, 20 October 2017

Marsh Mill is 223 years young!

Come and help us celebrate Marsh Mill's 223rd Birthday this weekend. Mill open 10.30am - 4.30pm.
(And see some of the volunteer team dressed as Millers!)

Sunday, 8 October 2017

Joseph Scott Exhibition

Despite Joe's twin challenges of autism and epilepsy, he has found an all-encompassing passion and is completely in tune with his painting. Taking his inspiration from Lowry, he is captivated by his main theme of seascapes, creating distinctive pieces that are recognisably his, often monochromatic, containing a simple honesty.

As both Curator and Artist, I think it is important to create and show work that is authentic, whether that be how a photographer spends the time waiting for his own ‘perfect shot’ or how an artist applies his paint to the canvas; completely at one with their personal subject or theme.
Previously, I have been happy to be able to include some of Joe’s work in art festivals. However, I am delighted that I can now curate this full exhibition and be able to share his work with more people.

Ann Charlesworth, MA - Curator/Resident Artist, The Kiln House Gallery at Marsh Mill (Oct 2017).

Thursday, 5 October 2017

Joe Scott Exhibition

Blackpool and Fylde second year Art degree student Joe Scott's exhibition will be in the gallery from this weekend until 5th November.

Sunday, 3 September 2017

Neil Pilling Photography Exhibition

A lovely first exhibition for local amateur and self-taught photographer Neil Pilling.
It is said that 'Everyone is a photographer' nowadays - yes, we all have a camera in some form or other, but most of us just 'take photographs'. A photographer sees something different, challenges himself in the moment to 'create' something, to feel something personal. The result goes far beyond the print. As curator, I want to see glimpses of the person behind the camera - and that is what we have with Neil. As his confidence grows month by month, I think we will be privy to some more amazing shots...

Saturday, 26 August 2017

Marsh Mill Pop-up Exhibition poster for some of Thornton's volunteer groups

Call into the Mill tomorrow to speak to some of Thornton's Volunteer groups - catch up on their progress, see their displays and pick up a leaflet about their local activities. Also come and support The Windmill Players who will be taking over the Mill from 10.45am doing role play and having fun!
It was a great atmosphere around the Mill today - with the lovely 'Princesses' dressed up in the square (well done to Linda from La Shack who organised this lovely event) and then the huge wedding reception at Twelve Restaurant with their entertainment from the New York Brass Band for most of the afternoon - not forgetting the perfect weather!

Saturday, 8 July 2017

Windmill Land Live Talk cancellation

Unfortunately, Peter Heapy has had to cancel his talk (Windmill Land Live) for Friday 14th, due to ill health. We will hopefully be re-arranging a date in August for those who still want to come. Will update later.

Saturday, 24 June 2017

Started today....Bert Stenning's Exhibition

Just ahead of Tram Sunday, a selection from Bert Stenning's vast range of highly detailed 'transport-themed' paintings, in this exhibition entitled Trams, Ships and Trains, portraying his passion and capturing the nostalgia of a bygone era. All work is for sale. Marsh Mill and Art Gallery open weekends 10.30am - 4.30pm,  Free admission. For more information

Monday, 8 May 2017

National Mills Weekend at Marsh Mill

Wow, can't believe a year has gone by since the last National Mills Weekend! For those who aren't already in the know, it's a Nationwide event that helps to celebrate all Windmills and Watermills around the country (and of course, just another excuse to highlight our beautiful Mill in Thornton)! So please do come in and support us. Guided tours up the Mill will be free, (children must be age 5 or over), but as it tends to get really busy, be prepared for a bit of a wait - (plenty of time to browse the ground floor milling history exhibits, the Thornton Gala memorabilia exhibition upstairs, The Kiln House Art Gallery exhibition by Chris Knapman, and don't forget you can also get your caricature portrait done by Chris too whilst you wait)...!

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

New season - Chris Knapman Exhibition

Come and see the exciting opening exhibition for the new season at Marsh Mill’s Art Gallery, in the Kiln House: Chris Knapman boasts a successful career as an artist spanning over 20 years. His talents encompass portraiture, mural work, illustration and caricatures.
Chris is also available to take commissions. He says “I find this especially rewarding as it allows me to capture my clients’ special moments on canvas to enable them to last a lifetime”. In addition to being highly skilled in traditional media including pencil, watercolour, gouache, pen and ink, acrylic and oils, Chris is now creating “Digital Caricatures” using digital art that can be downloaded straight onto your computer. Chris’s work is utterly bespoke, if you would like to discuss a potential commission, a personalised caricature or a caricature gift or would like a quote, please don’t hesitate to contact him - 07826 533676 or view more of his work online

Clients: Yakatak Football Messenger, freelance commissions for political blogs, anniversary gifts, live caricaturist at parties and social events, speaker and demonstrator to art societies and other groups.

This exhibition, which runs from Saturday 15th April until Sunday 14th May, includes some of his most diverse, satirical, often controversial, humorous and technically impeccable work.
Free Admission. Open 10.30am - 4.30pm.

Also meet Chris on the opening weekend, as he will be in the Mill doing caricature sketches for visitors (small fee applies). Chris is also more than happy to talk about his career, techniques and any unique commissions you may want. For updates Facebook Friends of Marsh Mill, Thornton (or here or email
Hope to see you inside.
Ann - Curator

Marsh Mill Re-Opening at Easter