Red Kite Artists and Makers Soars Away

Eight local artists and makers are joining together in an exciting new venture. The first ever exhibition of Red Kite Artists and Makers takes off at the Old Fire Station, Henley upon Thames opening this Thursday, 12 – 17 April. Open daily between 10am and 5pm, the exhibition is free and will show an eclectic mix of paintings, ceramics and upcycled decorative objects.

Red Kite aims to showcase a slice of the vibrant creative scene which thrives in and around Henley. It is a new collective of creative people from Berkshire and Oxfordshire. Using diverse media – oils, acrylics, watercolour and fabric – the painters are captivated by light, landscapes and animal life. The ceramics are inspired by the sea and wildlife, while worn and ordinary items are transformed into unique objects through découpage and decorative techniques.

Together the show will be contemporary and full of energy, offering a chance to experience unique and original work first hand. The show’s official opening is on Thursday 12 April, between 6-8pm, when the artists and makers will be delighted to discuss their work and inspiration.

The eight artists and makers are:

Liz Baldin

Clare Buchta

Liz Chaderton

Caroline Gatfield

Kate Findlay

Jo Keiller

Maria Meerstadt

Louise Spiers