Summer Exhibition 2022
Saturday 21 & Sunday 22 May 2022, 10am – 5pm
The annual Summer Exhibition provides a rare opportunity to visit the artists in their studios and to enjoy a display of glassblowing.
Artists and makers include Sally Newton, with her elegant ink renderings, and mono prints, paintings, etchings and sculpture recently created at Cholderton Farm, near Salisbury near the Hampshire/Wiltshire border. She has delicately and distinctively portrayed the ever evolving cycles of life taking place on the farm.
Textile artist Katy Rundle‘s love of wildlife is originally and gorgeously represented through colour and texture with her distinctive fabric renderings. Her workshop is a feast for the senses.
Soraya French, a world-renowned painter is starting to run her popular workshops again, and has recently had another beautifully illustrated book published: ‘Contemporary Flowers in Mixed Media’.
Award winning sculptor Amy Goodman has had three public works unveiled in 2021: the Arborfield Horses near Reading, the poignant Gurkha Memorial, and the iconic Florence Nightingale. The Gurkha Memorial, highlighting the special relationship between the Gurkhas and British for over 200 years, depicts first Gurkha Victoria Cross recipient, Kulbir Thapa rescuing a British Tommy in 1915. The elegant bust of Florence Nightingale, pioneer of modern nursing, is ever more poignant after these difficult times we have been living through due to Covid 19. A great thanks must go out to so many health care professionals. Amy is working on some exciting projects this year, including sculpting the eventer ‘Blackfoot Mystery’ or ‘Red’ as he is fondly called, for an American client.
Matt Duke, an experienced member of the Talos Art Foundry, and also talented sculptor, won the best sculpture of the year award at the Cotswold Sculpture Park with his elegant owl, ‘Spirit’. He will have many of his beautiful bronzes on show.
Talos Art Foundry will have its doors open ready for you to view exhibits of bronze sculpture and the ancient art of lost wax casting.
Glassblowers Mark Taylor and David Hill will have their workshop open, displaying their exquisite hand-blown reproductions of glass from the Roman period to the 18th century.
Reginald Thompson will also have some of his glassware and jewellery on show – search for his lovely little workshop across the Courtyard garden next to Jeremy Smith.
Jeremy Smith‘s stunningly crafted furniture, ornate boxes, kitchen and charcuterie boards will make ideal gifts. He is also running a range of woodworking courses aimed at both beginners and those with more experience.