BUCKS ART WEEKS: 8th -23rd June 2019
Hundreds of artists and makers to visit on your doorstep
Bucks Art Weeks takes place 8-23rd June. It’s the largest visual arts event in Buckinghamshire and its borders with venues spread far and wide. Hundreds of artists and makers – painters, ceramicists, glass workers, jewellers, photographers, sculptors, print makers – open up their studios to the public for an impressive line-up of free demonstrations, hands-on workshops and pop-up exhibitions.
New faces and venues at Bucks Art Weks
A small snap-shot of the range of art in this year’s festival; Award-winning snow and ice sculptor Lydia Smith. Lydia first came across Bucks Art Weeks as a school art student and is opening her studio for the first time. Blacksmith Stuart Makin at Jackhammer Forge specialises in making historical replicas for museums and reenactors. Chloe Croft creates elegant animal portraits using hundreds of pieces of parchment, painstakingly cut with a surgeon’s scalpel.
We are showcasing some stunning new venues, including the barns at Sarratt, generously opened for the first time by its art-loving owner and the brand-new purpose-built artists’ studios at Turville.
Celebrating some of our valued contributors
Bucks Art Weeks continues to celebrate those who have exhibited with us for many years, Deborah Hopson-Wolpe has participated in Bucks Art Weeks since it began 34 years ago and is celebrating both her 70th and 45th year in her Olney pottery and print-maker’s studio.
Dan Wilson of DeCreate is curating a group at Wycombe Arts Centre and presenting a Lorna Cassidy retrospective at St John’s Church.
Julie Rumsey, exhibiting again with Lis England said “Bucks Art Weeks is a wonderful, cultural fortnight. We always feel that we gain just as much as those who visit us, either from discussing our own work and that of other artists, or from chatting about our visitors’ own interests in the arts.”
The Square Roots group bring a wealth of experience and expertise to the Bucks Art Weeks event this year in a beautiful new venue, The Barn at Chartridge, showing ceramics, sculpture, paintings, prints and jewellery. Delicious cream teas will be available on site at the nearby Chartridge Lodge.
The group at Sunneyhill Barn have a beautiful spacious venue including an outdoor sculpture area and are well worth a visit.
Come and experience art in your neighbourhood
We are thankful for the public’s continued support. We love to see as many visitors as possible during this fantastic fortnight. Our free directory and flyers are now available, alternatively search our website for artists and venues.
First time visiting a Bucks Art Weeks event? We would love to hear from you, tag our social media accounts with #mybaw2019.