Meet the new Hampshire village art collective
For many years the village of Woolton Hill, just outside of Newbury, was home to ‘ArtEx’, an annual art exhibition that supported local artists and raised funds for the local primary school.
Unfortunately it fell by the wayside, but now with the coming together of four local artists, this location will once again house some interesting art during Open Studios (scheme runs May 6 to 29).
The Woolton Hill Art Collective is a newly-formed art group exhibiting their work on the weekend of May 26-29.
The multi-discipline artists and makers who wish to share their work, passion for creating and inspiration with visitors and tempt people to this corner on the West Berkshire, North Hampshire border are:
- Emma Roy; a skilled jewellery artist and teacher with her beautiful silver clay jewellery inspired by nature and the local beauty.
- Veronica Kendik; an established semi-abstract artist who loves to use layers of paint and texture to evoke the light and the memories of places that have inspired her.
- Melissa Laurence; a transitioning artist, painting in oils following a recent trip home to Australia which reinvigorated her passion for vibrant floral displays.
- Laura Cranstoun; owner of The Cherished Wall picture framer and artist who is developing her passion for mixed media using layers of collage, text and paint to explore abstraction.
Demonstrations and workshops will be running, as will refreshments.
Facilities and free parking will be available. Children are welcome and there will be some small arty activities available too.
For full details see the Open Studios website.
The Open Studios companion will be available early April from The Corn Exchange, Newbury and other arts centres and venues throughout our region.