Thursday, 8 September 2011

Exhibiting at Wirksworth Festival This Weekend

This coming weekend (10th and 11th of September) my work will form a part of Wirksworth Festival's Visual Art Trails. 

The fantastic opening weekend when art takes over the town 

The whole town becomes a gallery with more than 170 artists and makers showing their work in private homes, historic building, gardens, shop windows and churches.  A great chance to buy affordable art, meet the artists and take a peek at some of Derbyshire's best interiors! 

Stay for the whole day and enjoy our FREE events in the evening.  The Launch of StarDisc on the 10th September at 7:00pm followed by a screening of 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind'presented by QUAD at 8:30pm will provide an exciting end to the fantastic first day.

On the 11th September at 3:00pm, the Festival will be embracing its historic roots with'Clypping the Church' taking place at St Mary's Church in the heart of Wirksworth.  Everyone is welcome to take part in this ancient ceremony which sees the the congregation join hands in thanksgiving to completely encircle the Church. 

Other events taking place will be 'Unbroken Thread', a site-specific, multi-media installation performed by felt-maker Denise Stanton, choreographer Debbi Hedderwick and musician Tullis Rennie and a vibrant outdoor production of 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' performed by acclaimed theatre company Jagged Fence in a stunning setting setting. 
Just opened in April 2011, the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway Wirksworth to Duffield line will be running Festival Specials, starting from 9:10am from Duffield with the last train from Wirksworth at 6:20pm.

My work will be on view in the Old School House, Wood Street, Wirksworth (rather than in Groom' s Cottage Coldwell street as listed in the trail guide)

edited to add:  Heartfelt thanks to Moira and Ivan, the venue hosts, and to Rachael Pinks, fellow exhibiting artist, for being so kind and supportive!  
Rachael is a wonderful artist and she has a great art blog here

City of Mad Priests/Flurry/Sub Rosa

above: Sub Rosa 

below: City of Mad Priests (sold)

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