The sun shone and visitors were greeted by Meryl Basham one of the organisers of the event from Newton Abbot Co-operative Allotment Association. This event was open to public members of the local area, schools, allotment members and community groups.
Local folk musicians provided tuneful melody for all to enjoy.
The weather was perfect!
Marquees were erected to display the art work.
Co-ordin8 artwork on display alongside local schools and art groups exhibits.
Local artist ‘Cathy Weedon’ came in to judge the entries.
Harry Barett took part in an art session on the day.
This was his drawing of the allotment.
Christine Callard helped to display the art. She was really taken by work produced by Co-ordin8 students.
Cathy Weedon commented ‘The Co-ordin8 entries were very inspiring, especially the work the was a homage to Claude Monet. The colours and subject really work.’
Jemma Fernley’s Monet landscape.
Decoy School produced some lovely work too.
Brian Butler’s ‘Flower Meadow.’
Brian and Jemma are from Co-ordin8
Dawn Lethbridge drew an allotment with hidden details. ( Co-ordin8.)
Jeanette Brownsell’s ‘Summer Flower Meadow.’ Co-ordin8.
Cathy Weedon judging.
Newton Abbot Art Group produced some lovely cards for sale.
Bunting was hung and a celebratory cake was cut…
Young artists were encouraged.
Cathy Weedon delivers a 3D art book session to Amber Barrett.
Tim Callard the chairman of NADCAA cuts a cake for everyone to enjoy, kindly made by the member pictured.
Refreshments were provided too.
Cathy Weedon said ‘The standard of work overall is really good. There is such a variety of styles. The school children from Decoy School were really talented.’
Pictured is a Honeysckle bloom painted in water colours by Emily, year 5, Decoy School.
Tyler, from Decoy School. Yr 4. A study of nature and wildlife.
Plenty of space to spread out and have some shade in the refreshments tent.
A great big thank you to Steve Garlic and everyone on the NADCAA committee and members for making this to happen.