Launch!

And we’re off! Hello 9 days of art art and more art!

We hope artists and art lovers alike have a wonderful week, chatting with fellow enthusiasts, making new friends, and generally celebrating how important it is to be creative in any way you can!

If you’ve not seen it already, do check out our Discover the Trail page which we hope will help you navigate the Trail – links to our exhibitors can be found on this page (or above), along with links to maps, our online brochure and workshops.

Thank you in advance to everyone who visits one or more of our venues – we can assure you that a lot of work goes into getting ready for an exhibition like this and you will be warmly welcomed at every venue you visit. And remember, entry to all venues is completely free.

Enjoy!

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Venue #41 Fi Redmond, Kington Langley

Our third venue in Kington Langley is the wonderful textile artist, Fi Redmond. Fi is a returning artist to the Trail, and this year is offering free activities on a drop-in basis every day. Do check your brochure or our workshop page for more details. Find Fi at the white house on the corner by the A350 traffic lights.

Fi Redmond

Fi is influenced by “a fascination with history and art history; it is figurative, and largely reflects interiors, ceramics and landscape”.

A typical day involves exercising “the hound”, getting the children to school and a certain amount of coffee and baked goods before Fi starts playing with fabric – “it usually takes far longer faffing about with textures and planning a piece than it does to stitch it”!

Venue #40 Sam Perry, Kington Langley

Also in Kington Langley is mixed media and sculpture artist Sam Perry. Find her on the edge of Kington Langley, just beyond Langley Nurseries. Sam is also one of our artists who is involved in our community age project – do see page 5 of the brochure for details, and visit the exhibition at Corsham Town Hall during the Trail.

Sam Perry

Sam’s art is built from mythology, folklore, and psychological space, “to explore the underpinning complexities and poetics that invisibly thread through our lives”. Working from a large studio space, Sam has three series of work that she is working on

Venue #39 The Barn Gallery, Kington Langley

Our next venue is The Barn Gallery in the beautiful village of Kington Langley. Here we have four of our talented artists exhibiting, all new to the Trail – it never fails to amaze us how much talent there is to discover in this area!

Olivia de Rivaz

Olivia is a veterinary surgeon and self-taught artist whose paintings are inspired by the animals of the British countryside.

Venue #38 – Barn Gallery

Nestled down a short lane in the centre of Kington Langley village is the Barn Gallery where you will find two passionate and dedicated artists specialising in slip-cast porcelain, gloss paint and imaginary landscapes.

Cheryl Cork

Having recently graduated as a mature student in BA Hons Contemporary Crafts at Falmouth University, Cheryl is now working in slip-cast porcelain, which she enjoys for its fragile and ethereal appearance.

Venue #35 – Fi Redmond

Kington Langley has a thriving artistic community and textile artist, Fi Redmond, lives at the very heart of it.

Fi Redmond

Fi is a busy mum of four is a charity shop bargain stalker, a devotee of old movies, mother of four and wife of one, and a volunteer with Arts Together which encourages art and creativity in the elderly.