Wivenhoe Bookshop Magazine & Newsletter | Friday 3 December 2021

Wivenhoe Art Trail at the Bookshop Shed

Artists in the Shed

Olivia Browne, Miranda Campbell & David Purdey

Wivenhoe Art Trail

All are Welcome  to the Private View 6pm – 7.30pm Friday 19th November!

Exhibition open 10am – 5pm  – 19th and 20th November

& 10am – 4pm – 21st November

Wivenhoe Bookshop Shed

23 High St

Wivenhoe

The Wivenhoe Art Trail is back!

Save the date…Friday 19th – Sunday 21st November 2021! Wivenhoe’s creative community are once again throwing their studio doors open to sharing their creative endeavours.

Not only is the trail a fantastic opportunity to purchase work direct from the artists and truly engage with their processes and inspirations but often it’s an inclusive opportunity to see art in action, in the makers’ studios and workshops, directly viewing the making process and techniques. The breadth of creativity is astonishing this year, from painters to ceramicists, collage to kinetic art, glass to textiles and much more…something to suit every art lover’s taste.

Artists in the Shed

Olivia Browne

Olivia is an artist and educator who has been based in Wivenhoe since 2002. Drawing material from a range of sources her collage practice is intuitive and process-led. With found papers and sometimes her own photographs, she constructs abstract compositions. Recent work references the domestic and everyday.

Exhibiting nationally and internationally with artist groups and collage collectives, Olivia’s collages have been featured in art publications in Europe and the USA.

Her works are also held in public and private collections in the UK, Belgium, Germany, the USA and South Africa. Olivia is also the creator and editor of DEFACED zine.

Miranda Campbell

Miranda specialises in artisan handmade leather notebooks using vegetable tanned leather from Africa, traditional bookbinding techniques and decorative beading and stitching.

Her beautiful handmade bookmarks are miniature books sewn on to ribbon with a charm and are a lovely gift for the book worm in your life.

She talks about her work here:

“As a contemporary book artist, I also create sculptural books inspired by walking meditations and the landscape – particularly, the delicate threads that bind us to each other, and shape our affinity for space and place.”

 

David Purdey

“I’m a landscape painter and I work from my observation and experience of the actual places I have visited on my travels in the West country, France and Spain.

All my paintings begin with sketches and drawings and I try to show the world in a new and personal way which involves simplifying the scene to reflect its essence. I try to live inside the landscape, and what excites me is trying to capture reflection, light, shadow and movement.

I came to painting late and it’s now become one of my greatest pleasures.”