Melody Art Gallery Summer Exhibition

Summer 2021 at Melody Art Gallery will feature paintings by Melody, photography by David. Also featuring guitar music by Simon who will be playing on Saturdays during the summer. Melody will be painting in her studio which will also be open, her studio is close by to the gallery.

The gallery is situated in Porlock, a lovely working village in the heart of Exmoor National Park. This is a beautifully inspirational place for an artist and a lovely holiday destination. Exmoor National Park has abundant wildlife, is one of the only parks that extends down to the sea and is at the start of the South West Coast Path.

The gallery will be open on Saturdays and at other times we are available to meet you or by appointment in our studio / gallery. We can be contacted via email. Melody paints a variety of subjects which you can view on our website. We have many original paintings some of which are on the website and are added as time permits. We also offer Giclée prints on paper or canvas of many of Melody’s paintings. All pictures can be shipped within mainland UK at not cost, other locations are charged at cost price.

We do look forward to welcoming you to Porlock and hope that the paintings and photographs give you a glimpse of this stunning location.

Porlock in Exmoor National Park, Popup Saturday by David

Porlock, like everywhere in England has suffered a year of lockdowns due to COVID.  The good news is that the villagers have got together to form a recovery group to help encourage people back into this beautiful part of Exmoor National Park. This is popup Saturday 1, subsequent popups will be held on the first Saturday of the month through to the autumn.  My part in this is to photograph and video the events and hopefully if you are reading this encourage you to come along.

https://youtu.be/GEu9PBkM_p8

The first video leads us nicely into the flavour of the events, a bit of fun while supporting the local shops and businesses who have struggled and survived lockdown. The stalls, although not local traders are bringing a bit of something different to Porlock without directly competing with the shops.

https://youtu.be/HsCVBNy0KsM

Sarah Shorten is the founder of “Stacked Wonky”, more in future videos but in brief a theatrical group working in the community with children and many of the musicians in this blog. Sarah has been leading the work on this initiative, one of several to promote the village. Here she gives a brief summary of what she has been doing.

https://youtu.be/Jm5S0Ys0SsQ

Apple juice, a model of a shepherds hut or even a full size shepherds hut and how about a bit of Accordion music to go with it.

https://youtu.be/bQtdRbT-7aY

Duncan McCanlis, chairman of Porlock recovery group shares his view of what he would like to achieve on behalf of the village.

https://youtu.be/AhbDS88xeLU

Danny runs Freecycle in Porlock and tells us of his heart for the environment and how he can help the village achieve a greener footprint.

https://youtu.be/JEdSKLkRt40

Good Vibe Veg, get involved grow vegetables and share the workload with others.