Jilly Stands Tall!

Jilly Oxlade-Arnott selected for a Worcester Stands Tall Giraffe Sculpture

 Jilly and other local and national artists have now been down selected to paint Worcester Stands Tall Giraffe sculptures this summer. The biggest public art event ever seen in Worcester. 

Only 30 designs have been selected out of many fantastic entries.  Jilly and the other artists are not allowed to reveal the name of their giraffe or provide any indication of their designs until they are displayed on the streets in July. 

Photograph from Worcester Stands Tall Facebook post on 13th February 2018Worcester Stands Tall Image

Get set for Worcester Stands Tall a mass-participation public art event that will take Worcester by storm for 10 weeks in the summer of 2018.

From July 9th to September 16th Worcester’s streets, parks and open spaces will be brought to life by giraffes. Individually designed, beautifully created, majestic giraffes as you’ve never seen them before!

Why a giraffe?
Giraffes are majestic, but elegant, gentle but giant. They are sociable creatures but do not form herds, instead they meet in changing groups each day, rather as we do in our own communities. Giraffes are the tallest mammals on earth and the collective noun for a group of giraffes is a tower! The Worcester Stands Tall trail will inspire creativity and generate plenty of fun for all as you follow them on their journey around the city.

Funded by companies and individuals from around the county, the sculptures will be brought to life by regional and national artists to create the visually stunning trail of art. At the end of the project the sculptures will be auctioned to raise vital funds for the free on-going care and support offered by St Richard’s Hospice for people affected by life-limiting illnesses.

Tricia Cavell, Fundraising Director for St Richard’s, said: “We’re really excited at the thought of majestic giraffes set against Worcester’s iconic backdrop, standing tall alongside us to bring colour and vibrancy to the city.”

She added, “Worcester Stands Tall will be an amazing adventure and is hugely important to St Richard’s Hospice. Not only will it inspire civic pride and conversation and give people an opportunity to get active on a free and fun day out, but we also hope to raise a significant sum towards the compassionate care and support we give to thousands of people each year.”

See more information on this Event, please follow the links below:

Worcester Stands Tall Logo

Link to Worcester Stands Tall Website

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Link to Wild in Art Website

St Richards Hospice Logo

 Link to St. Richard’s Hospice

 

To find out more about Worcester Stands Tall or to discuss sponsorship opportunities visit www.WorcesterStandsTall.co.uk or email worcesterstandstall@strichards.org.uk

For general enquiries email: Enquiries@worcesterstandstall.co.uk

 

Archiimp Exhibition @ The Hive 2018

I am pleased to announce the opening of my latest exhibition in The Hive entitled Worcester’s Historic & Iconic Architecture, running from 22nd December 2017 until 22nd January 2018.

Jilly Oxlade-Arnott ‘This exhibition is designed to build awareness of the City’s wealth of architectural assets, highlighting the global interest and importance of some of Worcesters treasures. Art and Architecture have always been good bed fellows and this exhibitions re-imagines the classic buildings through vibrant ink and watercolour to iconic pop art, what better place to showcase this than The Hive.”

Please visit The Hive during this exhibition to view my work, learn about some of the historic buildings in Worcester and my inspiration for painting them.  The Hive is the first joint public and university library in Europe and has some of the best facilities in country. 

Link to The Hive Website

The Hive logo

This exhibition is supported by the Worcester Civic Society. Worcester Civic Society believes that Worcester has a proud history, with many firsts and innovations in arts and industry, and also possesses an impressive and unique natural and built environment.

Link to Worcester Civic Society Website

Civic Society Logo

Exhibition Title: Worcester’s Historic & Iconic Architecture

Location: The Hive (cafe walls exhibition space)

Duration: 22nd December 2017 to 22nd January 2018

The set up:

If, like me, you love Pop Art please remember to visit the Warhol to Walker exhibition in the Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum  running until 6th January 2018.

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Pop Up Art Gallery

Victorian Fayre Fringe Event
Pop Up Art Gallery
Saturday 2nd December

The Worcester Council and The Hopmarket Charity are sponsoring and organising a special one off fringe event in the Hopmarket this Saturday to co-inside with the City Center Victorian Christmas Market this weekend.

Hopmarket Poster

There will be free activities, live entertainment and a Pop Up Art Gallery

The Pop Up Art Gallery organised by Architectural Impressions, presenting amazing local talent featuring three artists and a photographer.

There will be a fantastic collection of artwork, cards, prints and photographs on display and all for sale from Architectural ImpressionsDeb StanleyStone Fine Art and photography from Michael Whitefoot

Please come and support your local artists and purchase a gift for Christmas or something special for you or your family.

Hopmarket Fringe Poster

Please visit the Christmas in Worcester website via the link below:

Christmas in Worcester Website

 

Christmas Medieval Bazaar @ Ludlow

Christmas Medieval Bazaar @ Ludlow 25th Nov

Jilly has been asked to join the ever popular Saint Laurence Church Christmas Medieval Bazaar in Ludlow on Saturday 25th November. 

Jilly would very much like to speak with local residents, community members and retailers about the architecture of Ludlow; its history and national importance, so that she may decide on a shortlist of which buildings will be included in her new Ludlow Collection, in addition to St Laurence Church, The Feathers Hotel, Kings & Broad Street, Corve Street and Butter Cross.

St Laurences Church Ludlow

Available to purchase on the day will be Cards, Prints or Canvases of the new Ludlow Collection and seasonal greeting cards will be available too. 

Don’t forget to book your private commission in time for Christmas. 

St Laurence location

Christmas Medieval Bazaar

Saint Laurence Church, College Street, Ludlow, Shropshire, SY8 1AN

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WR Magazine Article 9th June 2017

Launch of local Architectural Impressions artist

Jilly Oxlade-Arnott celebrated the launch of her business, Architectural Impressions, at The Marwood on The Tything in Worcester recently.

With more than 20 years’ experience in sales and marketing, in February this year, Jilly decided to take the plunge and establish herself as a professional artist specialising in watercolour and ink paintings depicting historical and special interest buildings in her unique colourful and vibrant style. She received support from the city’s Enterprise Allowance Scheme and invaluable training from PeoplePlus. The event was well attended, with guests including the Mayor and representatives from Worcester Council, The Chamber of Commerce and The National Trust.

Jilly undertakes commissions for residential, retail and business clients. Her work is displayed at The Cabin, The Marwood and The Old Pheasant, and can be purchased in several outlets across the city, including The Tourist Information Centre. She will also be exhibiting at The Worcester Show, Gheluvelt Park on Sunday 13 August and is participating in Open Studios on 26-28 August at McKay Kitchens in Britannia Square.

For more information, visit www.architecturalimpressions.uk

Launch Press Photo

Pictured from left to right: Allison MacKay, Madam Mayoress; Steve MacKay, Mayor of Worcester; Jilly Oxlade-Arnott, Architectural Impressions; and David Blake, Managing Director Worcester City Council. Image courtesy of FT Images.

Link to WR Magazine Article

WR Magazine Article 22nd April 2017

Art in Architecture

A new artist, specialising in fine line ink work and watercolour of architecture and buildings of interest, is causing great excitement by the release of her first collection of artwork, depicting local buildings in Worcester in her own unique style.

A former marketing manager and part time artist, Jilly Oxlade-Arnott, decided to take the plunge and set up her own business – Architectural Impressions – in February of this year and has been busy capturing the city’s scape in ink and watercolour.

Having spent many years in marketing she felt it was time to set up on her own, combining her love of architecture and history, with her passion for art and knowledge of the power that art can deliver. Natural talent runs in her family; her father was an architect; brother a draughtsman and her sister is a potter and gilder who also runs an art gallery in Berkshire.

She wants to make art not just for people’s pleasure or as a beautiful lasting image, but for it to really work for businesses too; as a marketing tool. It’s not just about hanging something on a wall. When putting together a marketing plan, companies often overlook the very foundation of their business: the bricks and mortar. Her artwork is a beautiful real life representation and can be used in so many ways, especially with online media.

Dave Craddock, Managing Director of Craddock Brewery, “Jilly highlighted something we had not considered and has helped us promote our public houses in a way of which we had not previously thought. We are fortunate that many of our venues are of historic interest; in particular, the King Charles in New Street, which she has captured so beautifully. Many visitors to Worcester stop and take photographs but we can now offer them a more lasting memory to take home, by way of a greeting card or print. The art encourages them in and provides an additional revenue stream for the business. Selfishly I have kept the originals for myself, which have pride of place at home.”

Jilly undertakes both residential and commercial commissions, as well as offering her work through a number of ‘Collections’ as fine art prints, reproductions and greeting cards.

Her work will be on display at The Worcester Show in Gheluvelt Park on Sunday 13 August and will be hosted at Henley McKay Kitchens, The Tything, for the Worcestershire Open Studios on the August bank holiday weekend.

Link to WR Magazine Article

SLAP Review of Worcester Open Studios 2017

Review from October Issue 74 of SLAP Magazine (Supporting Local Arts & Performers)

Jilly Oxlade-Arnott’s Architectural Impression really hit the spot. Displayed around the beautiful display kitchens at Henley McKay Kitchens just along the Tything, the fastidiously detailed fine line work really brings out the character of some of our much loved local buildings, highlighting the featured buildings in watercolours while those around it are left in black and white to show its location. Jilly kindly showed us some of her earlier works to demonstrate how her process had developed, and while quaffing a glass of swiftly offered wine, we were invited into the inner sanctum to see her latest work. We were delighted to see the pop-art inspired array of posters based on the iconic image of Worcester Cathedral in every colour imaginable, creating an incredible display.

SLAP Review of WOS 2017

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