Last night, there was a great turnout for the launch of our 5th annual Winter Art Exhibition at Penshurst Place. General Manager Ben Thomas making his welcome speech last night, said the exhibition has now become a Penshurst Institution and the start of the estate's Christmas celebrations!
There were over 90 submissions from about 30 artists this year - a bumper crop! We can only hang between 35 and 40 canvases in the space, and the standard was so high this year, we were spoilt for choice. Fortunately, we were able to accept at least one piece of work from almost everyone.
There is a special section featuring work actually produced in the gardens at Penshurst, and we're sure these will prove popular with the Christmas-present-seeking-art buying-coffee lovers of the surrounding area!
If you couldn't make the launch last night, the exhibition is on until Christmas, so do plan a trip to Penshurst before then and visit the fabulous gift shop while you're there, alongside the cafe exhibition.