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Tyndale Arts Week

Tyndale Arts Week, 1st-7th October

Five Stinchcombe residents are taking part in this year’s Tyndale Arts Week exhibiting paintings, photographs, jewellery and other 3-D work in a variety of Dursley venues.

Founded in 2017, Tyndale Arts Week showcases the best work from local artists and makers from the Dursley area. These include painters, photographers, sculptors and those who work in textiles, ceramics, glass, mosaics and much more.

This year the week includes a talk and exhibition by award-winning Thornbury artist Sophie Ploeg at Kingshill House on Thursday 4th October.

TAW has also organised an art project with several local schools – Rednock, Uley, Cam Everlands, Stone with Woodford and Bluecoat – to produce a flock of beautifully decorated sheep which will be on display at the various venues.

Samples of some of the artists’ work will be on display in several shop windows around Dursley during the week leading up to the main exhibitions on 6th and 7th October at Kingshill House, Dursley Tabernacle, the Methodist and St James’s churches, the Courtyard Cafe, Studio Maru and the Tashi Centre.


Artist Sophie Ploeg at Kingshill House, 7.00pmThursday 4th October

Tyndale Arts Week is excited to announce a very special event, An evening with Sophie Ploeg, during which she will discuss her paintings and inspiration. Sophie is a Dutch artist based in Thornbury, who specialises in portraiture and drapery. 

Her paintings of lace show her love of detail and history. As a trained art historian it is no surprise that much of her inspiration comes from art history, especially the Dutch and English 17th century. 

She has exhibited her work widely, such as at the Royal West of England Academy in Bristol, the Royal Society of Portrait Painters, the National Portrait Gallery, London for the BP Portrait Award and the Pastel Society. Sophie was awarded the BP Portrait Award Travel Scholarship in 2014. 

Sophie will explain and show how art history influences her work, how she got so involved in painting lace, and what her painting process looks like.

The talk coincides with an exhibition of Sophie’s paintings at Kingshill House in Dursley. The exhibition will be open during the evening talk and will continue during the exhibition weekend of Tyndale Arts Week (5, 6 & 7 October 2018).

Tickets are available now at £5 each at or directly from Kingshill House or Studio Maru in Silver Street.