Wednesday, 6 July 2022

Chatting at Childwickbury


the entrance to the Childwickbury stable block
© Teresa Newham

This year's Childwickbury Arts Fair was an ideal way to enjoy all kinds of art in an open air setting.  Everything was centred on the stable block as usual, with various groups of tents in front and behind containing work by a huge variety of artists and makers - over fifty in all.

Artists and art displays (clockwise from top left):
Jenny Wheatley, Ali Yanya, Polly Hobbs, Nagihan Seymour
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Some of those taking part were regulars - or at least, I had seen some of their work before; others were completely new to me.  I wandered around taking photos of the pieces which I particularly liked, and even managed to snap my own reflection in one of the sculptures..

Sculpture by Christian Funnell, Hazel Godfrey, Jankowski Weathervanes
(clockwise from top left)
© Teresa Newham

I always enjoy the colourful array of flowers and brightly dressed mannequins.  Childwickbury is a real lesson in how to present even quite boring information in an interesting way which makes you smile!

colourful Childwickbury flowers and mannequins
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I chatted to some of the artists who I knew or who I had met before, including Laura Boswell who was demonstrating lino cutting and kindly let me take a photo.  The printmakers' section is my favourite place at the fair - I love studying the various styles and techniques. In fact I'm looking forward to next year already . . .

printmakers including Tessa Pearson (top left) and Laura Boswell (top right)
© Teresa Newham

1 comment:

  1. I haven't been for a few years now but I remember this is a fascinating place with a huge variety of artists and artistic styles. Well worth a visit.