Salisbury Art Trail returns to Fisherton Mill - 2nd to 17th June 2018

We have good news for art lovers, local residents and tourists! After a three-year break, the acclaimed Salisbury Art Trail returns and will be running from the 2nd to the 17th June, beginning with a launch evening at the Salisbury Art Centre showcasing artworks from each Art Trail venue. Over 75 artists across 50 venues in the city centre and surrounding area are taking part in the Trail – and it's completely free to visit all venues (please check opening hours). The event runs over two weeks, so there is plenty of time to dip in and out and see everything!

Major venues taking part include Salisbury Library, Salisbury Cathedral refectory and Fisherton Mill, as well as local hotels, shops and artists' studios.  As the biggest private venue taking part, we (venue 38) are proud to be supporting the Salisbury Art Trail once more.

Six of our artists' studios will also be taking part in the Trail (venue 37). Look out for news of promotions, demonstrations and workshops during the Art Trail weeks from Claire Demetri Glass Design, Catherine Thomas Landscape & Garden Design, Fisherton Framing, Manutius-Forster Studios, Rubi Warren Jewellery and The Make Arcade.

In addition, these six selected local artists will be exhibiting at Fisherton Mill during the Art Trail:

Amanda Fisher (charcoal, graphite and ink drawings)
Amanda has been drawing the human body for over 40 years. She loves using charcoal, as it allows a free and dynamic style of drawing. Her work can be both tonal and linear.

Annie Taylor (oil paintings)
Annie’s landscapes of Dorset and Wiltshire have a slightly surreal, dream like quality. The paintings emerge from drawings and memories with an accent on the form and pattern of this rolling patchwork and woodland landscape.

Gemma Dunn (printmaking and painting)
Gemma is a painter and printmaker with a passion for materials and traditional craftsmanship. Her series of hand printed linocuts capture the softness and delicacy of natural and inorganic materials.

Peter Matthews 
Salisbury artist Peter is holding a solo exhibition "New Work" in our Main Gallery on the first floor showing mixed media and acrylic paintings, collage and print. This exhibition marks a departure for him as it features new, more abstract based works and atmospheric interior scenes, as well as more familiar landscapes and architectural views. Read more

Sarah Sowerby (gold and silversmith)
Sarah creates individual pieces of jewellery working with silver, copper and gold. Her designs reflect natural forms and textures and often incorporate semi-precious gemstones, traditionally set, or beaded into the piece.

Yvette Cannon (gold and silversmiths)
Yvette works in both gold and silver. Each piece is created from traditional smithing methods with an emphasis on recreating organic and symbolic pieces which enhance the wearer.

The Art Trail brochure has just gone to print and will be out in participating venues very soon, so keep your eyes peeled!

You can find out more about Salisbury Plain Arts, who are organising the Art Trail, on their website at http://www.plainartssalisbury.co.uk/