Burnham Art Trail at Burnham-on-Crouch
Exhibition, Sat 24 Jun - Sun 2 Jul 2017
For eight days local artists take over Burnham-on-Crouch to create an art trail rich in variety and with a range of fun creative events. A must-do free event in the arts’ calendar, the Burnham Art Trail has built an impressive reputation not only for the quality of work on show, but also its friendly welcome.
We’ll also have Art on the Quay, an event where you can meet and chat with art trail artists and view and buy their work. There will also be the opportunity join in with our community project by contributing to our public artwork, which is themed on landscape and the environment.
With work from new and established artists, there really is something to suit everyone, from atmospheric land and seascapes to contemporary printmaking, installations, ceramics, textiles, jewellery and sculpture. In the six open artist studios, you can meet the artists, see demonstrations and sketching displays, and have a go yourself, as each studio will have a taster art experience.
Each year we have a community project, and 2017 sees Create & Flourish CIC working with local schools and community groups to create a landscape picture using plastic bottle tops. Together they have designed and built a remarkable, landscape-inspired, pixelated picture on the fence at the Burnham Rail Station.
Special events include:
- Artist Sue Spiers painting around the town ‘en plein air’ Saturday 24 June and 1 July, from 1.30pm onwards.
- Caravan of Curiosity Installation at The Parlour Café, with a free 'Assemblage Experience' drop-in workshop hosted by artist Paula MacGregor on Sunday 2 July, 12 noon onwards.
- Ramblers Way Open Studio and Cream Tea Garden.
Serving light lunches and home made cakes and cream teas.
- ‘Secret Postcards’ - a chance to own an original postcard sized artwork in a sealed bid auction.
- ‘Art trail unframed’ - a chance to buy unframed art works and cards at Burnham Museum.
Burnham Art Trail is in its 13th year, all artists are from Burnham and the Dengie Peninsula or have close ties to Burnham. The majority of the works on show will reflect the unique character of the Dengie, with its vast, rolling salt marsh, never-ending skies, abundant wildlife, wonderful east coast light and strong sailing traditions.
Exhibits are housed in many interesting venues, both private and public. Throughout the town, shops, businesses, community organisations and individuals support the trail by providing window space, display areas, gardens and open studios that are easily accessible to the public. Most venues are within a pleasant stroll of each other. The Burnham Art Trail offers an ideal opportunity to explore this historic, friendly town.
Burnham-on-Crouch is easy to reach by train from London Liverpool Street and Stratford. Public bus services connect the town to Maldon and Chelmsford and a regular ferry runs from the quayside to Wallasea Island. Burnham has plenty of free parking and many lovely cafés, restaurants and public houses to keep visitors refreshed.
Please come along and join us to celebrate showcasing art and creativity in our artist-organised and led trail.
|Sat 24 Jun - Sun 2 Jul 2017|