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Art trail celebrates city's French connection
SALISBURY Art Trail is well under way, with lots of events going on in and around the city.
The city’s fifth trail, organised by Salisbury’s visual arts network Plain Arts, started on Saturday, with events being held in front rooms, cafés, studios and business premises in the city and surrounding area until Sunday.
Three artists from Salisbury’s French twin town, Saintes, are currently exhibiting their artwork at Boston Tea Party.
Saintes Connections includes watercolour and oil images of Saintes by Pippa Aldridge, mixed media collage by Catherine S Remy and oils, landscapes and portraits by Claudine Migne.
Sally Firino is also showing her drawings, illustrations and prints at the same venue, along with Annaliese Stoney, who will also be showing ink drawings.
Long Barn at River Bourne Community Farm has been transformed into a gallery for the trail, showing drawings, prints and willow and steel sculptures by Charlotte Moreton, pottery by Jennie Gilbert and wooden furniture by Mary Rawlinson.
Also showing at the farm are the results of Wear Your Art, an art trail project run with local schools.
Also among those taking part is artist Nick Phillips, who is showing new paintings and past work at Regent, New Street, and at Studio 28, Barnack Industrial Estate in Wilton.
There are a host of workshops in and around the city for those taking part in the trail to try a new skill, develop an existing one or hear talking about their approaches and techniques.
Tile making, tie-dye, knitting and guided walks are among activities on offer.
The Old Mill at Harnham is offering people the chance to get involved with a community installation.
As part of Anita Goddard and Roz Mitchell’s Texturised exhibition, visitors are being encouraged to make a string of textural objects to hang alongside those created by others during the event.
All ages and abilities are being invited to join in the free project, with materials provided.
And Matthew Dean is offering animation workshops at Studio 53, giving visitors the opportunity to gain an understanding of the theory and traditional animation skills and produce a short sketch by the end of the day.
More information about artists and venues is available at plainartssalisbury.co.uk.
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