Annual art fair at Buxton’s Dome

As part of the Buxton Festival Fringe, The Peak District Artisans’ Great Dome Art and Design Fair will see than 40 members of the group exhibiting their work featuring original art, handmade products and unique gifts. 

Speaking about the event, which is on July 14 and 15, 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 12 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.”

One of the members to recently join the group is Alison Wake a freehand embroidery artist based in Derbyshire.

Talking about her work, she said: “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.”

Throughout the weekend, 12 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 fine artist, Janet Mayled, who will be observing a still life and demonstrating her approach to acrylic colour-mixing using a limited palette to create a breadth of colour. 

Another talk entitled From The Other Side of the Table will be by Ray and Kathy Sylvester from Ilkeston-based Temima Crafts.

The exhibition at the Devonshire Dome in Buxton runs  from 10am-4.30pm each day. There will be a preview evening on July 13, from 6.30-8.30pm. Admission is free.

The demonstrations and talks run throughout the weekend, for the full listing visit