On the trail of artists as popular event gets ready to open

March 26 2018

THE work of more than 60 artists will go on view at a series of studio and exhibition venues for the 2018 Severn Vale Art Trail.

THE work of more than 60 artists will go on view at a series of studio and exhibition venues for the 2018 Severn Vale Art Trail.

Well supported by visitors, the trail will this year include two new locations on top of many established venues in Thornbury and a number of other towns and villages.

Those running the Jenner Museum in Berkeley were keen to be involved, while the Oldwood Pits site in Rangeworthy is also included for the first time. 

Painters Judith Pemberton-Bennetts and Angela Scriven, along with textile artist Pauline Chidlaw, will have their work featured at the museum, with the pits hosting a group of basket makers, a painter and a woodcarver.

The trail is part of Thornbury Arts Festival and will run from May 4-13 once the main festival has ended.

There will be ten group exhibition venues open to visitors while the trail is running, together with many individual artists’ studios.

Trail followers will see a wide variety of artistic skills, from jewellery making and pottery to pen and ink geometric drawings, painting and photography.

Members of Krunch youth club will also show artwork at Thornbury’s skatepark.

To get a glimpse of the work to be seen, a showcase exhibition will run in Thornbury Town Hall from April 20-28.

Art trail brochures are available from the town hall and numerous outlets in Gloucestershire and South Gloucestershire.

People can also visit www.thornburyartsfestival.com/arttrail to see a virtual gallery.