Vis­ual artists’ cre­ations – and work­places – on show

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This week­end is your last chance to en­joy the an­nual South East Open Stu­dios (SEOS) event, where artists in­vite art lovers into their work­places to see their cre­ations and find out more about how they pro­duce them.

The Ash­ford Vis­ual Artists group is among those tak­ing part in the pop­u­lar event.

To­day (Thurs­day), to­mor­row, and on Satur­day and Sun­day, 10 pro­fes­sional artists who are mem­bers of the group will be dis­play­ing their work for SEOS as they demon­strate their dif­fer­ent art forms and dis­cuss their work with vis­i­tors.

Their stu­dio is in a barn just out­side High Halden vil­lage and near the A28.

Over the four days, vis­i­tors can see the fol­low­ing artists demon­strat­ing their art: Vikky Furse and Gly­nis Thom­son will be sketch­ing; Wendy Mur­ray will be us­ing acrylic paint; Jen­nifer Hedley will be demon­strat­ing the use of mixed me­dia with acrylic paint; Liz Gar­nett will be creat­ing a ta­pes­try por­trait; Har­riet Gif­ford will be work­ing with sound record­ing and sound edit­ing; Olga van Di­jke will be demon­strat­ing the use of wool in art; David Hover will be talk­ing about wood ve­neers in art; and Cally Carter will demon­strat­ing fig­u­ra­tive sculp­ture. Work by Jane Corn­ford will also be on dis­play.

The stu­dio – Straw Barn Amaltheus, Pluren­den Road, High Halden TN26 3JQ – will be open be­tween 10.30pm and 5pm.

To­day (Thurs­day) from 1pm to 6pm and then daily from 1pm to 8pm un­til Sun­day, Alan Sage and Jane Richard­son will be wel­com­ing vis­i­tors into their – a re­stored for­mer cow shed at God­in­ton House in God­in­ton Lane, Ash­ford – as part of the SEOS scheme.

Cop­pice crafts­man Alan, who spe­cialises in sculp­tural pieces of wood, will be show­ing off his hand­made prod­ucts which in­clude bas­ketry, trugs, hay rakes and wood carv­ings, while pot­ter Jane will also be ex­hibit­ing her work in­clud­ing jugs and sculp­tured hares, flow­ers and pods for the gar­den.

Fur­ther de­tails on par­tic­i­pat­ing artists at www. seos-art.org

Olga van Di­jke talk­ing about the use of wool in art to Jane Corn­field

Alan Sage and Jane Richard­son show­case their work in a new con­verted cow shed stu­dio

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