Pollyanna Pickering – Tribute

Following Anna-Louise’s interview on BBC Radio Derby, the station will be sending a roving reporter to the gallery on 10th April to chat about Pollyanna’s artwork and travels during Ian Skye’s Breakfast show. Tune in from 7am.

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Pollyanna was a regular and popular guest on radio Derby talking about her art, her expeditions and her conservation work.

Listen Live on 104.5, 95.3 and  96.0 FM  on DAB Digital Radio or live online at https://www.bbc.co.uk/radioderby

 

Event : Silent Skies Exhibition

Date : 20th – 25th August

Venue : Vancouver Convention Centre
1055 Canada Pl Vancouver, BCV6C 0C3

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Details: On the 20th August Pollyanna will be one of the special guests at the unveiling of “Silent Skies” – a 100-ft super-mural featuring all 678 species of bird which are curently classifield as endangered.  Pollyanna has created two brand new images of kingfishers which form part of this spectacular artwork.   The project is a collaborative mural project created by Artists For Conservation member artists around the globe. The artwork will be unveiled and then exhibited throughout the 27th International Ornithological Congress Considered the oldest and most prestigious of meetings for bird scientists, the Congress occurs every four years since first being held in Austria, in 1884.

Talk: Gone Walkabout – An Artist Down Under

Date: 21st  March 7.30pm

Talk: Gone Walkabout –  An Artist Down Under

Venue : Winding Wheel
Holywell Street, Chesterfield

 

Details : Pollyanna is delighted to return once again to the Winding Wheel to present a specially extended version of her brand new talk about her most recent expedition.

Stepping off the plane on to Australian soil Pollyanna completed her incredible quest to paint on all seven continents.  During this talk she will share stories from the two months spent travelling around the country, visiting numerous wildlife sanctuaries and hospitals to learn more about the animals they were caring for.  On Philip Island she was enchanted to watch the evening return of the fairy penguin – the world’s smallest species – to feed their chicks at their nest sites after a day spent fishing at sea. She spent time trekking in the outback, and searching for animals in the wild – being rewarded with numerous sightings of koalas, kangaroos, wallabies, echidnas and even a wild dingo.

Pollyanna also joined wildlife rangers in the Western Plains of Victoria to help with their daily monitoring of wild koalas in the area, and spent a day planting trees as part of their eucalyptus reforestation project. While on the continent Pollyanna felt compelled to take in the iconic beauty of Uluru, in the red centre, which provided further inspiration.

There will be a question and answer session, and Pollyanna will be signing books and prints after the talk

Tickets  £8.00, (concessions £6.50)

Tickets can be purchased in person from the  Box Office at the Winding Wheel, or at the Pomegranate Theatre.

By Telephone 01246 34522 or online here : Pollyanna Pickering Talk

Exhibition : 30 Artists for 30 Years

Date: 24th March – 7th May

Exhibition : 30 Artists for 30 Years

Venue: Patchings Art Centre Oxton Road, Calverton, Nottingham NG14 6NU

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Details : Pollyanna has a long standing association with Patchings Art centre, having staged several one man exhibitions in the gallery, as well as being a regular speaker, guest at the festival, and even filming part of her BBC documentary there!

She is delighted that they have invited her to be one of the thirty chosen artists to contribute work to their special anniversary exhibition which celebrates 30  years of  the Art Centre.

The gallery is open from 9.30 to 5.30 each day.  There is plenty of free parking, and you can enjoy a meal at café Patchings. open 9 to 5.30 7 days a week

TV Programme : Pollyanna Pickering Wildlife

*Update* new date!

Date: 3rd Febuary

11.00am, 6.00pm and 11.00pm

TV Programme :  Pollyanna Pickering Wildlife

Channel: Create and Craft

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Details: Lynda Chapman will be live in the studio  to launch a  brand new papercrafting DVDrom and paperkit featuring a compilation of Pollyanna’s most popular willdife images exclusively on the Create and Craft channel. The show will also feature clips of interviews with Pollyanna.

Lynda will be creating lots of  card and craft projects to inspire everyone!

Watch Create and Craft on Sky 674 | Freeview 23 | Freesat 813 | Virgin 748 – as well as on Apple TV and Amazon Fire You can also watch live online at www.createandcraft.tv

Giant Pandas and Sleeping Dragons

*Update : subject confimed*

Date: 16th February 7.30pm

Talk: Giant Pandas and Sleeping Dragons

Venue: Holymoorside Village Hall    Holymoorside Chesterfield Derbyshire

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Details: Pollyanna is pleased to join the Holymoorside History Society as the guest speaker at their annual meeting.

Pollyanna’s most famous talk tells the story of a remarkable journey into China to study and paint Giant Pandas.

Accompanied by her daughter and business partner Anna-Louise, she travelled into one of the remotest areas of the Tibetan Borderlands in her quest to paint one of the most iconic and elusive of all animals. The two became the first western women ever to travel into an isolated mountain reserve, where they were lucky enough to be able to work in a small hospital for sick pandas, bringing them into remarkably close contact with one of the rarest animals on earth.

This enchanting talk tells the story of their journey – from the hardships and frustrations to the lasting friendships made in this enigmatic and beautiful country, and shows the spectacular award-winning paintings which resulted from the trip.

A lavishly illustrated book about the trip has been published – and Anna-Louise was honoured to be a finalist in Cosmopolitan’s Woman of the Year Awards for her writing and photography.

The society welcome visitors to their meetings for a nominal Admission charge of £2.00 including refreshments

 

TV Programme : Pollyanna Pickering Special

Date: 25th February 12.00pm – 2.00pm & 5.00pm

TV Programme : Pollyanna Pickering Special
Channel: Create and Craft

*UPDATE* – New time and extra show added!!

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Pollyanna will visit the television studios for the first time this year for a special two hour long live show to launch her brand new papercrafting CDrom – and paperkit – and we are sure this will be the most popular yet – as it will feature paintings of British Wildlife families!

The products will include brand new artwork painted especially for this new series.  Pollyanna will be live in the studio throughout, working on an original painting and chatting to the presenters about the real life birds and animals which she cared for in her wildlife sanctuary – and which inspired these paintings.  She will also share some of her recent sketches from her travels in the Sonoran Desert.  Popular demonstrator Lynda Chapman will also be on hand to inspire you with card making ideas and tips.

Watch at Sky 674 | Freeview 36 | Virgin 748 | Freesat 813 or live online at www.createandcraft.tv

Talk : The Land of the Snow Tiger

Date : 1st May  7.30pm

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Venue : St. John’s Centre, St. John Street, Mansfield, Notts. NG18 1QH

Details : The National Trust are  pleased to present Pollyanna’s talk inspired by her travels in the snowbound wastelands of Siberia, where she braved temperatures as low as -60 to paint Amur Tigers.

Pollyanna worked alongside scientists from the Siberian Tiger Project radio tracking this beautiful species – the world’s largest tiger – which has been brought back from the very brink of extinction. In the 1940’s only 30 remained in the wild. After a gruelling four day journey to reach a reserve in the inaccessible Sikhote Alin Mountains, Pollyanna lived in a log cabin in the forests, without running water or electricity. Here she had to walk out across the surface of a frozen river each evening to fill buckets of water through a hole in the ice – but all the hardships were worth it to get a sighting of a wild tiger. Pollyanna was also able to sketch a family of tiger cubs at a  wildlife research station.

This account of her travels brings vividly to life one of the remotest and least visited wilderness areas remaining on earth – and shows the inspiration behind Pollyanna’s remarkable paintings.

Tickets £5.00 – must be booked in advance – contact 07976 605544 or email babsmithvol@hotmail.com

Event : Artists for Conservation Exhibition and Festival

Date : 22nd – 25th August

Venue : Vancouver Convention Centre
1055 Canada Pl Vancouver, BCV6C 0C3

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Details: Pollyanna is delighted to include recent original artwork in the 8th annual Artists for Conservation Festival – a multi-day art and environmental education event, featuring a world-class conservation themed art exhibit with leading international and regional artists, films, live painting demos, music and cultural performances.  Pollyanna is scheduled to give lectures as part of the festival – check our web site closer to the date for full details of the schedule.

The AFC Festival 2018 will be held in conjunction with the 27th International Ornithological Congress and Vancouver International Bird Festival.

Pollyanna was honoured to act as Festival Patron in 2014.

 

www.festival.artistsforconservation.org

TV Programme : Pollyanna Pickering Special

Date: 26th February

12.00pm and 5.00pm

TV Programme : Pollyanna Pickering Special

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Channel: Create and Craft

Due to popular demand this year Pollyanna will be staying in the TV studios for a second day to appear on a further two one hour live shows!  Also look out for repeats on sister channel Craft Extra – and if you miss any of Pollyanna’s shows you can catch up online for seven days.

The products will include brand new artwork painted especially for this new series.  Pollyanna will be live in the studio throughout, working on an original painting and chatting to the presenters about the real life birds and animals which she cared for in her wildlife sanctuary – and which inspired these paintings.  She will also share some of her recent sketches from her travels in the Sonoran Desert.  Popular demonstrator Lynda Chapman will also be on hand to inspire you with card making ideas and tips.

Watch at Sky 674 | Freeview 36 | Virgin 748 | Freesat 813 or live online at www.createandcraft.tv

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