Place Mill is open from 5th April to the end of September 2013, Tuesday to Sunday plus Bank Holiday Mondays, 11am to 5.30pm. Admittance is FREE.
Place Mill is a carefully restored Anglo-Saxon watermill situated on Christchurch Quay in the attractive Priory Quarter, only a few minutes' walk from the town centre. The mill was mentioned in the Domesday Book and survived the dissolution of the monasteries of 1538 and continued to grind corn until 1908 when structural defects forced its closure. After 70 years as a boat shed, the Mill was purchased by the council and restored. The working machinery forms a fascinating backdrop to a small collection of milling artefacts and local history memorabilia.
Nowadays Place Mill is an Art Gallery featuring a permanent exhibition by Resident Artist Chérie Wheatcroft and Artists in Residence Robert Fielder and Ellen Schmidt, who specialise in traditional Japanese embroidery and also teach individuals and small groups.
Chérie holds continual, successful art exhibitions throughout the UK and is currently the resident artist at Place Mill Gallery, Town Quay. Christchurch.
A self-taught professional artist, Chérie has had to overcome many hurdles, including severe burns to her hands, in order to achieve her lifelong ambition. She excels in wildlife, landscapes, portraits and seascapes and has a waiting list of commissions. Working in all media, her work can be very detailed and in different styles. She also gives demonstrations or talks to Art Societies, runs individual lessons, painting holidays and gives tuition at workshops. She also supports many charities, including WWF and Medecins Sans Frontiers (MSF).
Cherie has also held exhibitions abroad and has been offered the opportunity to exhibit in New Zealand as both her international and UK aspirations continue to grow, her database of clients now stretching worldwide
Freephone 0800 7311198 Email email@example.com
Web www.cheriewheatcroft.com or www.wildlifewithwheatcroft.com
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Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.
|2013 Opening (05/04/2013 - 30/09/2013)|
* Tuesdays to sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays 11am - 5.30pm.