After the disappointment of its cancellation earlier this year, some of the Henley Arts Trail (HAT) artists are putting on live exhibitions of their work with great consideration for social distancing to keep visitors safe this weekend 10-11 October. In addition some exhibitors will be showing their work online under the banner of the Autumn HAT.
In Henley, Margaret Wainwright, a local ceramicist is putting on an open-air exhibition at 34-38 Gravel Hill, Henley. Entitled Ceramics & Wood: WORKS – a collaboration with clay and wood inspired by the nature of Charnwood Forest where ancient woodland and powerful rocky outcrops influence the design of a ceramicist and woodworker. The exhibition will be open 10.00-4.00pm and there will be charity tea and cakes available.
Artists Maria Meerstadt, Sarah Pye, Kate Findlay and others will be exhibiting their work Shiplake Church Halls from 10.00-5.00pm. Maria mainly works in oils and creates landscapes and floral pictures. Sarah is renowned for her droplet paintings of nature subjects where she drops, dribbles and splashes acrylics with impressionist expression. Kate is a textile artist and the natural world is her inspiration which started with birds and has gradually grown to encompass a great variety of wildlife, and also landscapes and woodlands on a larger scale.
Along side the live events for Autumn HAT are also sharing work online from some of the talented Artists and Makers who regularly take part in the Henley Arts Trail.