Thursday, 30 May 2013

Thank you for visiting

Our May 2013 exhibitions are now over - thank you for visiting!

Eynsham's artists open their collective doors again on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 November 2013 for a pre-Christmas show.

See you then!

Saturday, 18 May 2013

Arty Eynsham opens its doors TODAY!

'One tree' by Jane Tomlinson
Is Eynsham the arti-est village of them all? We think so! With ten sites featuring the work of more than 30 artists there is so much to see! Make a day of it and see it all.

Parking's easy, most sites are just a stone's throw away from each other, and the Emporium is offering two for one on hot drinks for Artweeks visitors.

Here's a map to help guide you around our lovely village.

C'mon! We're looking forward to meeting you.

UPDATE - Sunday 19th May - shows continue today, many artists are open all week and everyone's open next weekend, 25 and 26 May. 

Thursday, 16 May 2013

Meg's fairy stories

Photographer Meg Blacker has been working on  a series of illustrative portraits inspired by literature.

She says: "I've got two themes; Fairy Stories (traditional and modern takes on these) and also Shakespeare!"

This charming photo of sleepy fairy folk in the woods seems to combine both themes in a scene reminiscent of A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Meg will be showing her photos at the Crabapple show at 16 Queen's Lane, Eynsham during Artweeks.

From Joanna's Hepburn Collection

Eynsham jeweller Joanna Ripley has been very busy sourcing new stones and designing them into a range of sparkly new pieces.

Pictured is a green quartz pendant necklace on a long gold chain. It is part of her Hepburn Collection which was designed in homage to Joanna's two great style heroines: Katherine and Audrey.

See more of Joanna's beautiful Hepburn Collection online, or better still visit her at 27 Queen Street, Eynsham, OX29 4HH, during Artweeks. She'll be open on 18, 19, 25 and 26 May from 12noon until 6pm.

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Colours at Crabapple

Crabapple is a collective of artists who are exhibiting together at 16 Queen's Lane, Eynsham during Artweeks 2013. At Crabapple there is something for everyone to enjoy - jewellery, paintings, pottery and photography.
Majorie Ottley has been taking a series of strikingly colourful photographs to create abstract images.

"This is one from a series of photographs using a macro lens and coloured paper. This is a new direction for me," says Majorie.  

Monday, 13 May 2013

Alice returns to Eynsham's artistic wonderland

Alice Walker is making a welcome return to exhibiting in Eynsham for Artweeks 2013. 

Alice uses all kinds of media: oils, pencils and pastels, layers of tissue, collage and metal leaf. She uses intricately hand cut stencils to repeat motifs as she explores an idea in a series of works.

To see more of Alice's work check out her website.

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Long grass at White Horse Hill

White Horse Hill is a place that artist Jane Tomlinson returns to as a subject time and time again.

"I love the shapes in the landscape, I love the way you can see for miles and I love the grasses up there."

White Horse Hill is the highest point in Oxfordshire at 801feet and "it really does feel like you're on roof of the county" says Jane.

'Long grass at White Horse Hill' - 80cm x 40cm - acrylic on canvas - £295.