We can’t wait to hear more about the Jubilee Weekend Art Trail in Crickhowell, but in the meantime, this looks like a wonderful exhibition capturing last year’s exhibitors. Blog provided by Suzette Pratton, Crickhowell Resource and Information Centre.
After three very successful years the Art Trail of Open Studios and Galleries has established itself firmly on the Tourism calendar in Crickhowell and the surrounding area. Local artists and makers have again embraced the opportunity to promote their work during the Jubilee Bank Holiday Weekend this year.
The support of the Brecon Beacons National Park Collabor8 Project made it possible to record many of the artists who participated during 2011. Photographer Michael Woodward has captured the essence of the trail with artists and makers at work, in reflective, creative and joyous mode. The manager of the the Crickhowell Resource and Information Centre (CRiC) stated, “CRiC aims to support the region’s artists and promote the exceptional quality of art and craftsmanship on offer in the heart of the Brecon Beacons, while raising the profile of the area as a tourist destination of inspirational natural beauty. Both the art trail and this exhibition helps us to further that aim.”
Art Trail Co-ordinator Suzette Pratten has worked with Brite Winterborn, Custodian, to exhibit a selection of these photographs at Tretower Court and Castle at Easter between 5 and 12 April 2012. Suzette said, ‘We are very grateful to Brite and Cadw for making this celebration of local artists possible. The exhibition will raise the profile of the artists and their work and “launch” the Art Trail for 2012. Showcasing the images in the beautiful surroundings of Tretower Court and Castle will add an extra dimension to the exhibition by simultaneously celebrating the cultural heritage on our doorstep.’
During April and May the photographs will be exhibited at various venues:
5 – 12 April Tretower Court and Castle
14 – 30 April Brecon Library Exhibition Space (upstairs)
28 May – 15 June Crickhowell Resource & Information Centre.
During the Jubilee weekend more than 75 regional and visiting artists will exhibit in 40 venues across a wide area. Free guides to the art trail will be available from Easter onwards.