Art bursting from the seems at fringe festival
PUBLISHED: 19:00 28 April 2017
Jeremy Long \ JCL Photography
Bank holiday weekend will see 27 people create a trail of ceramics, textiles and other mediums around a Somerset village.
Cheddar Arts Fringe Festival will see artists from the area display and sell their art from their homes and studios – creating a route around the village.
The festival will launch at 6.30pm tonight (Friday) at Chestnut Farm Studio, in Kent Street, with live music from Rick Buckler, Daygan Robinson and Rosie Foye.
The festival will run from 10am until 4pm each day between April 29 and May 1.
Here is a full list of the people displaying their work:
– Kate Davies – drawing. The Cottage, The Batch, Warrens Hill.
– Oak House: Dilys Clarkson – jewellery, Frankie Woods – painting and drawing, Pat Northmore – knit and crochet, Lorraine Chalmers – glass. Oak House, Kent Street.
– Chestnut Farm Studio: Sara Parsons – sculpture, painting, ceramics and drawing, Jude Painter – ceramics, John Buckler – mixed-media, Sophie Courtiour – sculpture. Chestnut Farm Studio, Kent Street.
– Megan O’Hara – glass, painting and ceramics. 7 Hills Buildings, Kent Street.
– Mim Archer Pottery – pottery. Rose Cottage, Upper North Street.
– Our Lady Queen of Apostles Church: John Glossop – mixed-media, Lucy Brown – porcelain, Mel Reid – painting. Catholic Church, Tweentown.
– Ness Robinson – torn paper. Tweentown House.
– Hannah More Cottage: Lindy Paul – mixed-media, Issy Emeney – oils, Tina Dodd - charcoal, printmaking and mixed-media. Hannah More Cottage, Lower North Street.
– Ella Phillips ceramics – mixed-media ceramics. The Forge, Cliff Street.
– Arthouse: Val Newman – mixed-media, Chris Hawkins Photography – photography, Juliet H Arnison – lampshades using wood and paper, Shelley Dyer-Gibbins – linocut. Arthouse, Union Street.
– Dee Howeley Gibbs – calligraphy. Pantiles, Cathay Lane.
– Bridget Hemmings – mosaics. Chestnut Cottage, Hillfield, The Hayes.
– Linsey Capps, Little Heart Gifts – soap maker. 2 Barrows Road.
– Ellen Grady – textiles. 18 Barrows Croft.
This year will also include a willow sculpture at the foot of Cheddar Gorge, which the public will be able to help create.
The six soey sheep sculptures will remain in the gorge on the island for everyone to enjoy and act as a reminder of Cheddar residents’ artistic talents.
For more information, visit the festival’s Facebook page.
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