THE ASTONS ARTISTS:
OXFORDSHIRE ARTWEEKS FESTIVAL 2021 MAY 1st-23rd
ONE STUDIO OPEN THIS YEAR between 15th and 23rd May. That's venue 194, Susanna Brunskill, in the studio at Twitten, Aston Street. Extremely covid secure, without any indoor mixing, so by 30 minute appointment only.
You can book for the public weekends of May 15-16 and 22-23 here: BOOK. Local invitations for extra booking times will be circulated in the village.
Also see SUSANNA'S WEBSITE, to see what's on offer, book or contact directly.
There are many artists exhibiting - see www.artweeks.org.
WHAT WAS PLANNED FOR LIVE EXHIBITIONS IN 2020
In May 2020 eight artists and makers would have exhibited in three open studios, all within walking distance of each other and with direction signs in the village.ANNA DILLON, landscape artist, was going to exhibit in her studio in Aston Street.
HELEN J YOUNG was to exhibit her paintings at her house in Baker Street, with
MANDY REID, mainly coloured pencil drawings of animals and botanical subjects
ADRIAN SMART, paintings
VICTORIA GODDARD, jewellery
LUCY BURLETSON, ceramicist. Tea and cake in the cottage garden.
2019 Oxfordshire Artweeks
Six exhibitors displayed their work in three open studios over two weekends in May.
We were delighted by very high sales and the hundreds of visitors, many of whom had come to see us before. While we love the encouragement that comes from selling, we are just as happy to welcome people to look at what we do and to talk. The feedback is always helpful and influences our further work.
ANNA DILLON exhibited paintings in her studio - see her landscape above.
2018 Oxfordshire Artweeks
We welcomed hundreds of visitors to the two open studios.
HELEN J YOUNG, PETER LANCASTER and VICTORIA GODDARD exhibited in Helen’s studio in Baker Street. Helen works with mixed media to create abstract works. Peter paints in oils and also frames pictures. Victoria makes jewellery.
SUSANNA BRUNSKILL, KEN MESSER and LIN KERR's work was shown in Susanna's studio and conservatory in Aston Street. Ken painted in watercolour and Susanna now paints mainly in oils. Lin is a calligrapher and painter. We were very sad to announce the sudden death of Ken Messer.
2017 Oxfordshire Artweeks
It was wonderful to welcome about 600 people over five afternoons.
Seven artists exhibited: Anna Dillon, Bee Thomas, Susanna Brunskill, Lin Kerr, Ken Messer, Helen J Young and Jane Vallings. There was original work in oils, watercolours and mixed media on sale as well as cards.