2013 Caversham Arts Trail in pictures

Thank you to everyone who visited the 13 venues on the trail this year. It was a busy few weekends for our artists who really enjoyed sharing their art work, studios, homes and gardens with you all.

If you want to see more from a particular artist you can visit their website, links provided below. Don’t forget the flyer is still available to download here and has all of the participating artists contact details.

Here are a few snaps of the trail. Mouse over the images in the slideshow to show the pause and skip buttons.

Website links for participating artists:

Lauren DenneyJules HoganGloria PittJacqueline FitzjohnNina KrauzewiczMatthew HitchDebbie Page, Green River StudioEmma BradburyBrenda GrahamLou JessopMarc JuonLouise Spiers/Kitsch-en-SyncNicola Kantorowicz,  Liz RealCharles BurnsMary PhelanNicola Duncan,  Julie Simmonds, Fibre Art / Nichola Pitt, Su Macpherson

We would also like to thanks our sponsors for 2013.

See you in 2014.

17th – 19th May – The final weekend of Caversham Arts Trail 2013

It’s not long until the last few days of the Caversham Arts Trail 2013. We open again on Friday 17th May to 19th May from 11am to 5pm. We were delighted to welcome so many members of the public to the trail last weekend. It was great to see old friends and supporters plus many visitors who were new to the trail.

Entry to all venues is free. You can download a map of the trail here. Also follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

Here are a few snaps from last weekend.

Studio doors open on 11th May 2013.

We are busy preparing to open our studio doors on 11th May for the first weekend of the Caversham Arts Trail. The trail will take place on 11th, 12th and 17th -19th May with all venues opening from 11am – 5pm.  We hope you’ll join us to enjoy a wide variety of original contemporary art produced by local artists.

This year the trail takes place in thirteen venues across Caversham with 29 artists taking part, 8 of those are new to our trail.

Download the full A3 colour brochure here.

CAT Flyer Front

The trail gives you the opportunity to meet the artists in their own studios and learn about the techniques they use to create their art.  All art work on show can be purchased directly from the exhibitors. During the trail you can expect to see ceramics, painting, collage, stained glass, knitted textiles, prints, découpage, jewellery, sculpture and batik.

There will also be a silhouette cutting workshop run by Charles Burns, and a variety of demonstrations including Tai Chi by Debbie Page, silversmithing by Matt Hitch and Chinese brush painting by Jean Turton. Lauren Denney will be demonstrating ceramics and Robin Thomas will run a poetry open-mike session.  Refreshments including home-made cake will be available at some venues. See the map for full details.

Here is a taster from all of the exhibitors taking part in the trail this year.

Don’t forget you can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter and join our mailing list.

We would also like to thank our sponsors for their support this year.

2013 Caversham Arts Trail

The fourth Caversham Arts Trail will be held on 11–12th and 17–19th  May 2013. Admission is free and all venues are open from 11am–5pm. Download a full colour flyer here

The Trail will take place in thirteen venues across Caversham with 29 artists taking part. This year there will be eight new artists and three new venues.

Work will include ceramics, painting, collage, stained glass, knitted textiles, prints, découpage, jewellery, sculpture and batik. The Trail gives members of the public the opportunity to meet the artists in their own studios and learn about their techniques (at the same time as having a snoop around people’s homes and gardens!) and buy work directly from them.

There will also be a silhouette cutting workshop run by Charles Burns, and a variety of demonstrations including tai chi by Debbie Page, silversmithing by Matt Hitch, Chinese brush painting by Jean Turton , slip casting and hand building ceramics by Lauren  Denney and poetry open-mike sessions with Robin Thomas. Last but not least refreshments (including home-made cake) will be available at some venues.

Here is a little preview of the exhibitors taking part this year.  You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter and join our mailing list to be kept up to date.

We are very pleased to have four lovely sponsors this year, Art on the Street, Maple Quay, Silver Street Studios and The Head Partnership.

Caversham Arts Trail 2012

Here at Caversham Artists HQ we are busy preparing for the third Caversham Arts Trail. The trail will take place on 12th & 13th and 18th -20th May 2012. There will be 32 artists participating in venues across Caversham.

We are pleased to have a variety of demonstrations and events throughout the two weekends of the trail.

For now please see below for a preview of the artists taking part in the trail. Check back here for more details or keep track via our Facebook page,  follow us on Twitter or sign up to our mailing list here.

Caversham Arts Trail 2011

Thank you for supporting the second Caversham Arts Trail. It was an enormous success with over 3,000 visitors, many of whom visited all venues.  You can see images from the trail here.

As we begin to organise the third Caversham Arts Trail we are looking at improving your experience and would welcome your feedback. Please leave your responses  here.

Pottery by David Pope

As exhibitors we loved meeting people who appreciated our art, talking techniques and opening our studios, homes and gardens for everyone to enjoy. We hope this has given you an insight into how many creative people live and work in Caversham. We are also pleased to share that we raised £187 for the King’s Meadow Baths campaign.

If you want to see more art,  or missed the Caversham Arts Trail don’t despair as this weekend, 28th to 30th May is the Henley Arts Trail. There will be 23 venues in and around Henley, all with free admission. You can download the brochure here.  The following artists from the Caversham Arts Trail are taking part: Lauren Denney – Venue 12,  Louise Spiers and Nina O’Connell – Venue 20, Nicola Duncan,  Nina Krauzewicz and Christine Brewster – Venue 1 and Anne Webster and Gloria Pitt  -Venue 11.

Paintings by Nicola Duncan

Caversham Arts Trail 13th-15th May 2011

The first weekend of the Caversham Arts trail was a great success. We are very much looking forward to opening again this coming Friday 13th May until Sunday 15th May from 11am to 5pm.

Caversham Arts Trail gives you the opportunity to visit local  artists, designers and makers in their studios, homes and gardens. With over 30 artists participating this year there is sure to be something for everyone to enjoy.

You can download the leaflet which includes all artists details, opening times, demonstration information and a map showing all venues here.

Images from the opening weekend of the trail. See more here.

If you would like to know more regarding parking, restricted access and refreshments at each of the venues please click here.

This weekend you can also enjoy the following demonstrations: basketmaking,  silverwork , chinese brush painting, spinning and weaving,  jewellery making, slip casting ceramics as well as poetry reading. See the flyer for more information.

Please note that venue 12 is only open on 14th and 15th May.

Five of the artists participating in the Caversham Arts Trail will also be showing their work at the Reading Contemporary Art Fair on 14th and 15th May. Look out for Louise Spiers, Julie Simmonds, Charles Burns,  Matthew Keeler and Sonia Olaniyan at the Caversham Artists stand. We have a limited number of 2 for 1 entry tickets that can be downloaded here.

MUG SHOTS:  Do you have a favorite tea or coffee cup? You know… the one you choose over all others when the cupboard is full. Caversham Arts Trail artist, Matthew Keeler at Venue number 5, is looking for people to participate in his next project.  Matthew wants to produce a series of small portraits of people with their favorite tea or coffee cup. These will be exhibited during next years Caversham Arts Trail. Anyone interested in taking part in the project, please contact Matthew for further details via emailme@matthewkeeler.co.uk.

We would like to thank More Arts and The Earley Charity for their support with our Arts Trail this year.


Caversham Arts Trail 7&8 and 13-15 May 2011

This year the second Caversham Arts Trail will take place across Caversham. You can keep track of updates via facebook and on twitter.

There are 32 artists showing their work in studios, workshops, homes and gardens across Caversham. It is a chance for you to see and buy art work made in Caversham and the surrounding area at your leisure. Take this opportunity to speak directly to the artists themselves, useful if you have a particular commission in mind.

You can download the leaflet which includes all artists details, opening times, demonstration information and a map showing all venues here.

If you would like to know more regarding parking, restricted access and refreshments at each of the venues please click here.

We are pleased to announce that we will be collecting donations and raising awareness for the King’s Meadow Baths.  The baths will be open from 11am to 5pm on 13th, 14th and 15th May where you will get to see the baths in all their glory  as  well as  future plans. Check their website for more information on the campaign and how you can get involved in this local treasure.

Venue 12 will  hold a collection of various artist work as well as a display from the King’s Meadow Baths and a display entitled Caversham 100 years on. The opening of venue 12 will take place at 10.30am on 7th May, please come along, see details here.

We would like to thank More Arts and The Earley Charity for their support with our Arts Trail this year.

Caversham Arts Trail 2011

After a successful show at Kings Walk, Reading we are now busy preparing for our Arts Trail. The Caversham Arts Trail will take place across 15 venues in Caversham with 32 artists taking part. More details will follow in the next month. You can keep track of updates here and on our facebook page or twitter feed.

Here is a preview of what you can expect from our trail taking place on 7th & 8th and 13th-15th May 2011.