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Art in The Ark 2019

Ibiza-based Charlotte has had an adventurous and exciting life.  She grew up near London in the Second World War, trained there and  whilst still a student she had her first important commission of a poster for the London Underground which was used in 1961. Following a brief time in London working freelance as an illustrator, with a spell at an advertising agency. Charlotte soon realised advertising was not for her, and after a year she decided to travel and see if she could make painting a way of life.

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Sitting With ALL Janes

We have a very special offer for you. On the 30th June 2017, we are offering all Janes a free coffee, here at the Ark Conference Centre.

Please Scan the Code on the Bench to take full advantage of this offer and please remember to show Bluecafebar to unlock the code.

*please bring proof of identification.

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Sitting With Jane

Sitting With Jane is an exciting trail of 24 BookBenches created by professional artists and on display at different venues across Hampshire from 17th June. All BookBenches will be auctioned in September with 75% of the proceeds going to the Ark Cancer Centre Charity. The Ark Cancer Centre Charity is raising £5 million towards a unique local cancer treatment centre that will be built in the Basingstoke area.

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April 2017 Art Exhibition

From the 24th of April 2017, we will be hosting another great Art In The Ark exhibition.
Paintings by Anne Jane Waters and sculptures by Richard Jack will be displayed in the Ark and available to buy until the end of July. 
20 Percent of all proceeds will be donated to the Ark Medial Trust. 

Why not make it a fun afternoon with friends, and enjoy our delicious Cream Teas and maybe a glass of prosecco in the bluecafebar.
To book please email:

Anne Jane Waters | Across The Bay

Anne Jane Waters

"I would describe my art as moving between abstract and figurative expressionism, predominantly capturing the essence of both sea and landscapes. My paintings are inspired by what I see in nature; the enormity, beauty and colour that is there, all around us..."

Richard Jack | The Ship Sails On

Richard Jack

"My work reveals a continuing search to balance and mesh my intuitive feelings of the times we live in, the contrasting materials reflecting harmony in combination but also suggesting the possibility of tensions in society. However, for this exhibition, I have chosen works that are relevant to the family..."