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