Welcome to the 2018 South Northamptonshire Art Trail

2018 is the sixth year of the South Northants Art Trail, and the biggest yet with nearly 70 artists taking part, exhibiting in 20 venues. The Trail was established by Sue and John Rudland and a core of founding artists with the aim of connecting artists in the South Northants area with art lovers and collectors. It offers everyone the opportunity to meet artists and makers, to learn first-hand about how their work is created, and to buy directly from the artist.

This year you’ll find art-forms as diverse as ceramics, abstract and figurative painting, polymer clay, sculpture, textile art and weaving, photography, wood turning and carving, fused and stained glass, jewellery, mixed media, printmaking and more.

You’ll also find that many of the artists taking part are demonstrating their skills and sharing their inspirations, making the Art Trail as much about the creative processes as it is about the exhibitions. All the exhibitions are free to enter, and some of the artists will also be offering ‘have a go’ sessions too – you may have to book your session in advance for these.

This year, for the first time, Yardley Arts will be exhibiting work by the tutors and workshop leaders during the South Northants Arts Trail. Demonstrations will also take place during opening hours.

The first day of opening during the Trail on Sunday the 7 October. On this day, between midday and 4pm, Johan will be demonstrating acrylic inks.
On Friday, the 12 October, from 10am to 4pm, there will be willow weaving demonstrations with Jane Roberts.
On Saturday 13 October, from midday to 2pm, you can try out some silver jewellery pendant making with Beccy Gillatt (there is just a £5 charge to cover materials).
Also on the Saturday, from midday to 4pm, you can enjoy some Batik painting with Simon Tipping, which he will also be demonstrating on Sunday 14 October from midday to 4pm.

Do come along and have a look at what’s happening at your local arts community centre – you might just find a new interest.

Lynne DickensYardley Arts