It is with the deepest regret, this year’s exhibition will not be taking place. It is a decision that we have not taken lightly and had strongly hoped would be able to go ahead; apart from the obvious reason there are a few other factors that have swayed our decision to cancel this year’s exhibition.
Primarily, we are concerned about the risk to visitors and artists alike in attending, even with the social distancing measures.
- Artists will not be able to interact with the visitors in the usual way.
- Workshops although able to take place, will be at a distance and full benefit will not be achieved. We are very proud of the quality of our workshops and do not want to deliver something that would be unsatisfactory.
- Preview evening and the social aspect of the exhibition will be absent.
- The confirmed number of volunteers has dwindled, we need a lot of goodwill from our volunteers and to put them at any risk is not acceptable. It would be nearly impossible to assemble the exhibition while maintaining safe distance without them.
- We do not want to damage the future of the exhibition by putting on an exhibition that would not meet our standards or your expectations.
Cams Hill School has offered a lot of support and encouragement in hosting the exhibition, the Tea Room Menu is outstanding with ample seating in the midst of the exhibition area, a Bar available during the day. It is a vast exhibition space which is capable of holding twice the amount as our previous venue, which is very exciting for the future.
We are all looking forward to 2021 and look forward to seeing you at Cams Hill School, we are working really hard behind the scenes to make 2021 our greatest exhibition to date.
Caroline and the team