We are very excited to announce that five of the Caversham Arts Trail participants will be taking part in the Reading Contemporary Art Fair on 25th and 26th April 2015. It’s always a well attended event and a great opportunity for local artists to showcase their talent, this year will be no exception.
You can see Teresa Davenport- Drawings and prints, Caroline Streatfield-Chalk-Paintings on silk/cotton, Debbie Page-Handbuilt organic forms, Annette Massey-Landscapes, portraits and Mary Phelan- Paintings and drawings.
This will be a taster of art that will be on show at the Caversham Arts Trail, taking place on 9th & 10th and 15th – 17th May this year.
Please do pop by to say ‘Hi’ and support your local artists.
The first weekend of the Caversham Arts Trail was an amazing success – despite the weather! Thank you to all the visitors that came and appreciated our art, engaged with us, watched demonstrations, made purchases, asked questions, drank tea and ate cake. We hope you feel as inspired as we do.
We’ve had excellent feedback so far and are really looking forward to opening our trail doors again next weekend, 17th and 18th May. If you’re free before then you can also visit some other venues that are open during the week, check out the flyer for full details of opening times for venues 1, 3,6,10,13,14, 16 and 17.
Don’t forget all venues open again from 11am-5pm on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th May. There is no charge to enjoy the trail, we love opening our studios, homes and gardens for all to enjoy. Spread the word.
Here is a selection of images from just a few of our 18 venues.
It’s less than two weeks until the Caversham Arts Trail officially starts with an opening show on 9th May. We would be delighted if you could join us from 7-9pm on 9th May at The Blue Duck Gallery to preview work from participating artists.
All venues on the trail officially open on 10th May at 11am -5pm. The trail continues again on 11th, 17th and 18th with some venues opening on 16th May. Please see the full colour flyer for full details of each venue.
The 5th Caversham Arts Trial will take place on 10th & 11th and 17th & 18th May 2014. We are pleased to confirm we will have a opening night show as well as an exhibition for the duration of the trail at The Blue Duck Gallery in Caversham. Venues and artists participating will be confirmed in early 2014. Keep track of updates here as well as on Facebook and Twitter.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Many thanks to all of you who attended the first weekend of Caversham Arts Trail. We are pleased to say the trail was well-attended and made all the more enjoyable by the sunshine.
We will be opening again this Friday 18th May through until Sunday 20th May. All venues are open from 11am to 5pm. (Please note that venue 9 will not be open on Friday 18th May).
Details and downloadable guide available at here. Or ask for a guide at one of the venues.
Here are a few images from last weekend.
We have 8 new artists showing this year, as well as some new venues, and plenty of activities as well as some rather nice cake on sale in aid of our chosen charity TEAM Hannah.
Briefly, our new artists and their venues are:
Bookity – Re-using unwanted books – Venue 3
Brenda Graham – Glass and jewellery – Venue 5
Sophie Waite – Smoke fired ceramics – Venue 5 (this venue also has some good cake on sale)
Beady Pool – Lampwork and silver jewellery – Venue 6
Lou Jessop – Relief appliqué – Venue 8
Nicola Kantorowicz, Stained glass – Venue 8 (tea and cake also available here)
Sanbags – Hand crafted bags – Venue 11
Debbie Page – Pottery – Venue 12
And the activities taking place are:
Poetry reading, Two Rivers Press, 3pm Saturday(this venue is in a nice garden setting) – Venue 2
Slip casting and ceramic demonstrations, Lauren Denney, on-going – Venue 6
Open mike poetry, 3pm Saturday, Robin Thomas (also in a nice garden, with cake and refreshments available, NEW venue) Venue 10
Make a fused glass pendant, Barbara Goodbun, on-going – Venue 11
Silversmithing demo, 2:30pm Sunday, Matthew Hitch – Venue 12
This year the trail is sponsored by The Head Partnership and Silver Street Studios.
Catch live updates throughout the trail via our Facebook page and Twitter.