Discover the Wylye Valley Art Trail
The seventh Wylye Valley Art Trail takes place from 25 May to 2 June 2013 , a nine day festival of visual art and craft in and around the Wylye Valley, South Wiltshire.
Residents of and visitors to the area have a unique opportunity to see the wide range of art being carried out in this area. You can visit open studios, exhibitions and galleries as well as meet and talk to artists and craftspeople in this beautiful part of Wiltshire.
More information and a full map to the Trail can be found here.
Each entry gives directions for visitors from a main road. As you get close to each event, look out for the numbered yellow trail marker signs which will lead you to the venue. It is also helpful to have a road atlas, sat nav or ordnance survey map.
If you would like to follow the trail by bike, much of it coincides with the Wiltshire Cycleway (Wilts Cycleway details from Tourist information Centres or click here).
Admission to all the events is free. Opening times are from 10.30 am to 5.30 pm unless otherwise stated.
With over 80 exhibitors we cannot list them all here, but have selected a few of the local artists within 5-10 minutes drive from the Prince Leopold and the village of Upton Lovell for your interest (Trail locations are listed - they can be found via the link to the WVAT site above or map snapshot below)
Karen Welsh: Close to the Ginger Piggery and artists studios in Stockton, you can find an exhibition of work by Karen Welsh in oils, watercolours and pastels at the artists working studio | Trail Number: 55 | www.karenwelshcreativearts.co.uk
Harry Yeatman-Biggs: A funky array of glossy acrylic paintings on deep-edged canvas, comprising an original mixture of poured, rolled and printed abstract pieces peppered with vintage cartoon imagery | Trail Number 56 | www.harryyb.com
The Chitterne Kneelers: A tale of 40 Stitchers and 3 million Stitches! | Trail Number 48 | www.suerobinson.me.uk/blog.html
Christine Charles Photography: A range of mounted images of flora, fauna and the natural world, some images framed. Also images reworked using ribbons | Trail Number 43 | www.christinecharlesphotography.co.uk
Derinne Pargiter and Vicki Portman: Exhibition of contemporary jewellery combining semi-precious stones, natural seaglass and sterling silver and handmade birch wood Shaker boxes with unusual wood veneer lids | Trail Number 49 | www.artworks.eu.com/clockhouse
Sara Studd: Landscape and still life painting in oils, inspired by nature, pared down to reflect the simplest colours, shadows and shapes. | Trail Number 53 | www.sarastudd.co.uk
Black Barn Gallery and Gingery Piggery: A mixed exhibition of paintings, sculpture, photography, ceramics, wood-turning, knitting, jewellwery and silversmithing, stained glass, leatherwork, needlework and millinery. Butchers shops and restaurant | Trail Number 54 | www.thegingerpiggery.co.uk | www.theblackbarngallery.co.uk
Sally Thompson, Kate Hayne and Penny Copland-Griffiths: Three artists from Codford and Heytesbury, displaying paintings in varying media including works in pastel and oils, watercolour, pencil drawing, pen pictures, architectural and botanical pictures | Trail Number 51
David O'Connor: Contemporary artwork inspired by Wiltshire and marine landscapes exploring place, memory and history. | Trail Number 45 | www.davidoconnor.co.uk
Amanda Stiby Harris and Robert Stiby: Open house and studio in the hills, showing paintings, drawings and sculpture by Amanda and brother Robert, inspired by the surrounding landscape and architecture of Wiltshire. | Trail Number 46
Nicky Broster: Unique range of gift and practical products for the home on slate, wood and decorative items | Trail Number 52 | www.mostlymouses.com
Claire Halliday: Open Studio. Abstrat magnification of form, portraiture, sensitive sketches and watercolours, photographic cards | Trail Number 44 | www.cphalliday.com
Wylye Valley Craft Group @ Upton Lovell Village Hall | Trail Number 50