Popsy Set is proud to showcase original art by emerging and professional artists of all ages and experience
Founder, Mel Barry, has a background in the environmental and social impact sector. She partners with visual artists working in natural or reclaimed materials and who have a strong interest in nature and local community themes or outcomes. Other artistic partnerships in intergenerational events have included dancers and a poet.
As an independent producer, Mel curates group exhibitions, workshops and talks in partnership with charities, voluntary groups and other community focused venues. These partnerships promote a cause or venue while providing accessible opportunities for all walks of life to participate in creative enrichment.
Combing curatorial and production experience with an academic background in politics, she facilitates a community and societal purpose themed creativity workshop for groups adults or young people. Enquire here
The collection can be viewed at exhibition or by appointment
If you would like art selection advice for your home or office, a non-refundable booking fee of £100 applies for a one and a half hour consultation with Mel - costs for travel within Greater London, Somerset and Wiltshire are not an additional cost when at least 7 working days of notice is given in advance. There is no obligation to purchase art but if you do and it is paid for in full within 14 consecutive days from the consultation visit then a one-off of £50 will be deducted from your first purchase of £200 or more; a one-off of £100 will be deducted from your first purchase/commission of £500 or more. By appointment.
For prints or cards of some of the images shown on this website please email your request. A minimum order amount will apply.
All artists with work in the Popsy Set collection have led or participated in workshops, exhibitions or talks within the grassroots of local communities in partnership with charities, schools, voluntary groups and public venues. Group exhibitions of the work place an equal emphasis on profiling professional and emerging artists alike.
Collective of professional, emerging and aspiring artists
Rob Buchan ~ Lucy Gibson-Hill ~ Annie Warner ~ Mike Morris
Frank Creber ~ Mandana Khonsari ~ Ishan Feisal ~ Christopher Guest
We hope that this website inspires you to get involved either as an event host, community sponsor or, regardless of your experience, a contributing artist. We are currently seeking community and commercial partners, from the south of England in particular but not exclusively, who stand to benefit from art-led outreach to their priority audiences.