The Whiteknights Studio Trail, a walking trail of artists’ studios in the Reading University area, will be on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 June. Venues will be open from 11am until 6pm each day.
Visitors are invited to wander around local artists’ homes and studios and see or buy the fine art paintings, ceramics, prints, jewellery, furniture or photography they create.
Tea and cake are available from a number of venues, including Christ Church on Christchurch Road, and there are special events or demonstrations at others.
Sian Preston, a ceramicist, will demonstrate pot throwing with a potter’s wheel in the garden at venue 12 (12 Avebury Square) .
Mahlia Amatina, who is doing an public participation art project entitled ‘Around the World in 80 Washing Lines’ will produce 80 pieces of art work featuring a washing line at venue 13 (Redlands School).
A children’s event will be held at venue 16 (64 Crescent Road) with artist Tim Wilson.
From 2pm-5pm each day Adrian Blamire will read from “Eliza’s Entertainments”, a poetry cycle about Queen Elizabeth I, at venue 19 (2 Talfourd Avenue). Each poem is accompanied by a drawing by Katesgrove artist Robert Fitzmaurice.
Another Katesgrove artist, Tom Cartmill, will display some of his work at venue 6 (Leighton Park School).
This year, the Whiteknights studio trail is scheduled to coincide with Reading University’s department of art and typography and graphic communications degree shows (venue 22) which start the previous week.
- Whiteknights Studio Trail on Facebook or Twitter
- 2016 brochure
- Studio trail map
- Thirty-six artists share their work