Report of 14th Annual Open Exhibition October 2014

This was another very successful exhibition with 190 exhibits. Exhibits covering paintings, photographs, sculptures and craftwork from people of all ages living or working in a rural parish within a five mile radius of Bridge were shown. Bridge School contributed two colourful banners. There was no overall exhibition favourite this year. The results can be seen on the web site (

Refreshments were available and the record number of visitors were encouraged to sit and talk.  
On Saturday evening piano music was played by Michael Chandler which added to the enjoyment of the event.

Photos by Peter Hodges
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The Dancer-contrast            Christian-&-Sue-crop-square              Order & Disorder-contrast
“Dancer” by  Maddison                Christian Leggat with Sue            “Order and Disorder” 
      McKey                                        Evans of SCDFAS                             by Christian Leggatt

There was a presentation by Sue Evans, Young Arts Coordinator of South Canterbury Decorative and Fine Arts Society, one of this year’s sponsors. Gift tokens, generously donated by Cowling and Wilcox, Canterbury were awarded in a non-competitive draw to two artists, one junior under eleven years of age and one senior up to the age of eighteen years. The junior prize was awarded to Maddison McKey who submitted an abstract painting “Dancer”. The senior prize was awarded to Christian Leggatt who submitted his GCSE work “Order and Disorder”. 

Grateful thanks are also due to our other exhibition sponsors The Bourne Gallery, Picture Framing Service at Chalkpit Farm. As always the successful weekend was due to the many talented exhibitors and loyal helpers.

Sue Hodges