Hidden Treasures 2013
29-30 June, 9.30am-5.30pm (admission free)
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 (across 17 venues) 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. Several let the land near their studio speak to them, whilst others take their inspiration from text, film, music or the animal kingdom. Most of these studios are in stunning locations with beautiful gardens.
Showcase exhibition, Corinium Museum, Cirencester, 22 June-19 July
The event is accompanied by a group show, with one piece by eachof the artists and makers taking part. Artist talks and opening: 11am-1pm on Saturday 22 June.
Arts and crafts vintage bus tour, Saturday29th and Sunday 30th June
You can make your own way around or take a grand tour in the Alexcars 1950s vintage bus on the Saturday and/or the 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. Each tour starts at venue 1 in Preston, visiting some stunning locations throughout the Cotswolds. Tickets for this are just £16 for each day - from the Cirencester Visitor Information Office at the Corinium Museum (01285 654180).
Further information about the event: collect a brochure from The Corinium Museum or New Brewery Arts or contact Tessa Webb on 01285 651790.
www.creativesintobusiness.com or http://cotswoldopenstudios.eventbrite.co.uk