This year a number of artists will be giving talks or demonstrations throughout the day around the art trail. Check descriptions, times and locations below 

jo dunn

WHEN  12.00 pm Sunday, Monday

WHERE 40 The Avenue, LS8 1JG

Jo will be talking about how she goes about her work, and what inspires her.

gillian holding

WHEN  12.30 pm Sunday, Monday

WHERE Greystones, 11 Oakwood Grove LS8 2PA

Gillian plans to give a short talk about the new body of work for her London show, looking at processes but also at content and how her work is generally informed by her experience of inhabiting a society full of contradiction and absurdity in the broadest sense.

nick claiden

WHEN  12.45pm Saturday, Sunday, Monday

WHERE 5 Lidgett Park Grove, LS8 1HW

Nick will be talking about glass and its history and showing how she makes her stained glass sculptures. There will also be an oportunity to paint a bit of glass, it will be fired and ready to collect after the Art Trail.

Chloe smith

WHEN  1.30 pm Saturday, Sunday, Monday

WHERE 55 Davies Avenue, LS8 1LZ

Chloe will be giving a demo of screen printing with collage cut outs 

Cathy warburton

WHEN  2.00 pm Saturday, Sunday, Monday

WHERE 19 Lidgett Park Avenue, LS8 1EU

Cathy will be using foliage from her garden and every day materials she will demonstrate the technique of GELLI printing.

jane Mobach

WHEN  2.45 pm Saturday, Sunday, Monday

WHERE Oakwood Church, Springwood Road

Janes background in art includes being a potter.  This is when she first used dancers as a motif.  Her current painting technique uses a scraping method of revealing the colour underneath the applied surface colour. She shall also talk about her pastel studies techniques.

geof radley

WHEN  3.30 pm Saturday, Sunday, Monday

WHERE Oakwood Church, Springwood Road

Geoff will talk about brushes, papers and paint qualities and give 2 demos to show his basic stages and techniques.    From scratch to flow.

ed bennett

WHEN  4.15 pm Saturday, Sunday, Monday

WHERE Oakwood Church, Springwood Road

Ed will be demonstrating colouring techniques on wood. His demonstration will focus on the use of spirit stains with an opportunity for a visitor to create their own coloured sycamore coaster

Additional talks and demonstrations

Apart from the timed Demonstrations/Talks other Artists will be talking about their working practice and there will be opportunities for visitors to get involved.

For instance,

Ann Waddington

Has produced a series of photographs taking the viewer through the stages of a Lino print from beginning to end.  She will also have spent Lino’s available to the public throughout the weekend. She will, as usual, give a detailed description of the process if required.

Margaret Chalmers

Is going to have some raw wool and commercially processed fibres and basic wet felting equipment and do demos as and when …. And if she has a chance will also have some things part made ahead of time….


Jacky Rough

Will have colouring sheets available for children to draw on or take away. Children must be supervised

In St Edmunds, throughout the open studio weekend.

David Honeybone and Lynette Willoughby

Have an installation

“If I were a refugee…” 

Which invites visitors to confront the possibility of having to flee from their homes. Large scale collages provide the context while collected and found objects highlight some of the stark realities of being in such a situation. While viewing the installation, visitors will be encouraged to write down what they would put into a small bag or case to take with them if they were forced to leave. These lists will themselves become part of the installation