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


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 : Pollyanna Pickering Special

Date: 25th  March

10.00am – 12.00pm

TV Programme :  Pollyanna Pickering Special

Channel: Create and Craft

A9 21.09

Details: Pollyanna will return to the Ideal World TV to launch her brand new papercrafting kit and DVDrom exclusively on the Create and Craft channel. For the very first time this extended two hour launch show will feature a selection of Pollyanna’s sketchbook studies of the wildlife of the Southern Hemisphere, many painted exclusively for this collection.

She will be appearing in the studio alongside demonstrator Lynda Chapman to talk about the expeditions which inspired this new artwork – from the deserts of Australia to the Rain Forests of Borneo. The studies will include species which have never been available for crafting before – including  orang utans, koalas, and even komodo dragons! Pollyanna  will work on a selection of paintings live on camera – and will be happy to answer any questions which are emailed in to the show.

Watch out for additional programmes – we will have the full schedule of programming on our website

Watch Create and Craft on Sky 674 | Freeview 36 | Freesat 813 | Virgin 748, and live online at


TV Programme : Pollyanna Pickering Special

Date: 26th February

12.00pm and 5.00pm

TV Programme : Pollyanna Pickering Special

A2 24.02
Channel: Create and Craft

Details: 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.

Watch at Sky 674 | Freeview 36 | Virgin 748 | Freesat 813 or live online at

Exhibition : Annual Exhibition of the Association of Animal Artists

Date : 30th March – 13th May

Exhibition : Annual Exhibition of the Association of Animal Artists

Venue : Castle Park Arts Centre, Frodsham, Cheshire WA6 6SE

 A4 07.04

Details : Pollyanna is pleased to include recent original artwork in The Association of Animal Artists annual exhibition to be held in this charming gallery.  In 2017 she was honoured to accept the Gold Medal for the Best Painting in the Exhibition.

The exhibition encompasses three whole galleries, for AAA artists to fill with their depictions of animals in all mediums and styles, as they explore and enjoy their creativity.  Set in beautiful parkland in the historic town of Frodsham, the Centre houses three galleries, craft units, and workshop rooms.  The Gallery is open Monday- Saturday – 10.00am- 4.00pm and Sunday: 1pm to 4pm.

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