17th Jul, 2019

Malvern showcases county’s artistic talent

Craig Gibbons 22nd Jun, 2018

WORK by some of the county’s talented artists has gone on show in Malvern as a sneak preview to a major event being staged later this summer.

Worcestershire Open Studios is showcasing 23 images of artwork as part of The Great Malvern Exhibition Walk, which runs along Church Walk and outside Waitrose.

The images feature work in a variety of media and include a piece by Malvern Hills District Council’s very own Gilly Hancock who works in the town’s Tourist Information Centre.

The Worcestershire Open Studios exhibition can be viewed along Church Walk any time of day or night until August 5 and offers a glimpse of what will be on offer when artists across the county open their studios, homes and shared spaces to visitors over the August Bank Holiday weekend.

This year 81 locations will be available to visit, giving art fans a unique opportunity to venture into normally unseen spaces and talk directly to artists about their inspiration and creative processes.

There will also be pieces of original and locally made arts and crafts available to see and buy.

Sally Anne Morgan, artist and Worcestershire Open Studios co-organiser, said: “This year’s Worcestershire Open Studios is our biggest yet and this exhibition is a fantastic way of whetting the public’s appetite with just some of the work they will be able to experience later this summer.

“We’ve only just installed it and we’re already getting a great reaction from passers- by.”

Malvern Hills District Council introduced The Great Malvern Exhibition Walk in April 2015, with support from Great Malvern Association of Traders, the Elmley Foundation and Pulse Great Malvern.

The aim was to provide more permanent exhibition space in the town for artists and community groups to display their work.

A guide containing details of all the venues and opening times will be available from July at the district’s libraries, Malvern Tourist Information Centre and online at www.worcestershireopenstudios.org.uk.

Email ecodev@malvernhills.gov.uk for more.

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