Artist in Residency scheme

Westbury Arts Centre celebrates new artists!

Westbury Arts Centre will be hosting an exhibition of work created by this year’s Graduate artists Isobel Morris and Andy Meredith.

This years graduates, Isobel Morris & Andy Meredith, were chosen from applications received from around the UK.  The residency scheme provides the chosen  artists with a unique chance to engage with a working arts centre.  Based in a studio within the house artists get to use the time to develop their creative practices, reach new audiences and work alongside practising artists.

One of Westburys resident artists and organiser of the scheme, Kate Edwards says    “It’s really exciting to be able to support young artists to continue their practice after graduation and being able to provide them with free studio space and the opportunity to learn from their peers “

The exhibition opens with a Private View on the 9th September at 4.30pm and runs until the 1st October.

Isobel Morris is an Applied Art and Textile graduate of the University of Wolverhampton, and it was here that she discovered her one true love – rugs and carpets. Her designs are inspired by everything from her father’s love of 50s furniture, to the natural beauty of botanicals.

Andy Meredith studied Fine Art at Plymouth University, he specialises in contemporary painting, being interested in the space surrounding our existence. His work focusses on a craft man-ship skill in figurative work with application to contemporary themes and ideas.

Work can also be seen from recent graduates from the University of Northampton:  Rebecca Dawkins, Sonia Cook, Sophie Slade & Maxine Cork

Other attractions at Westbury that weekend include, Shakespeare on the lawn – enjoy an hour of Shakespeare performances starting at 3pm, Open Studios, a guided heritage trail and afternoon teas.

It is an ideal family day out. Westbury will be open to the public from 11am; visitors can bring their lunch to picnic on the lawn and feel free to wander around the house and grounds.

Contact us on 01908 501214 admin@westburyartscentre.co.uk

The exhibition opens on the 9th of September

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