The Great Dome Art and Design Fair 2018

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Peak District Artisans’ (PDA) annual art and design fair will take place on 14th and 15th July in Buxton’s magnificent Devonshire Dome.

Part of the Buxton Festival Fringe, which runs from 4th – 28th July, The Great Dome Art and Design Fair will see over 40 members of the group exhibiting their work featuring original artwork, handmade products and unique gifts. Collectively the group feature a broad range of designers and makers of ceramics, photography, fine art, textiles design, hand crafted furniture and more.

An unmissable event for art and design loverstalk to artists directly, learn more about their creations and purchase unique art work created right here in the Peak District.

The Great Dome Art & Design Fair

Brett Payne

The Great Dome Art and Design Fair

The Great Dome Art and Design Fair

Lynne Wilkinson

Speaking about the event, PDA chair and member, Sue Prince said: “The Great Dome Art Fair is the flagship event in our calendar of shows and exhibitions, we’re delighted to once again be showcasing the stunning range of talent within the group.

“Over the last twelve months we have welcomed many new members, so we’re inviting people to come along, browse and buy from some of the most talented artists in the region.”

The Great Dome Art and Design Fair

Sue Prince

One of the members to recently join the group is textile artist, Alison Wake. Describing her work, Alison said: “As a freehand embroidery artist, based in the Derbyshire Peak District I am inspired by the landscapes surrounding me. Using locally sourced materials, where possible, I paint with thread and yarn. The textile art I create illustrates the natural beauty of the Peak District National Park as well as the industrial and agricultural influences which have shaped this landscape.”

The Great Dome Art and Design Fair

Penny Withers

Free talks and demonstrations

Expand your knowledge of art or learn something new! Throughout the weekend, twelve members will deliver a range of free, insightful talks and demonstrations covering a range of disciplines including ceramics, photography, mixed-media and fine art.

One of these members is Buxton-based fine artist, Janet Mayled who will be demonstrating the approach she takes to creating her vibrant paintings.

Talks and Demos – Programme for the weekend:

The Dome Café

The Dome Café will be open for light meals, snacks and refreshments on Saturday and Sunday so you can enjoy a full day of browsing at the fair.


The Great Dome Art and Design Fair takes place at Devonshire Dome, University of Derby, Devonshire Road, Buxton, SK17 6RY, 10 am – 4.30pm on 14th and 15th July 2018. Preview evening is 13th July 6.30 -8.30pm.

Admission is free.

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