Cotswold Open Studios: Hidden Treasures, 29-30 June 2013
There will be a real buzz around Cirencester over the weekend of 29-30 June. Professional artists and makers have been selected - many have international reputations and yet the public has not had a chance to connect with their work. The 38 exhibitors are keeping the Arts and Crafts tradition alive in Gloucestershire. This is an impressive line-up with some big international names, including Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen, Richard Kenton Webb, Fiona McIntyre, Adam Binder, Sophie Ryder, Christopher Johnson, John Lendis, David Garland, Darrell Warner and Justine Osborne. Many are in stunning locations with beautiful gardens. Several let the land near their studio speak to them, whilst others take their inspiration from text, film, music or the animal kingdom.
Showcase exhibition, Corinium Museum, Cirencester, 22 June-19 July The event is accompanied by a group show, with one piece by each of the artists and makers taking part. Artist talks and opening: 11am-1pm on Saturday 22 June.
Arts and crafts vintage bus tour, Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th June The Alexcars 1950s vintage bus will be on the road on both the Saturday and Sunday this year. Art lovers will be treated to a guided tour covering venues 1-8 (plus the Corinium Museum) on the Saturday and venues 9-17 on the Sunday. Tickets for this are just £16 from the Cirencester Visitor Information Office at the Corinium Museum (01285 654180).