The Wooburn Festival Visual Arts Exhibition is at the heart of the Wooburn Festival. St. Paul’s Church Hall is converted into a professional and vibrant art gallery showing original paintings, sculpture, ceramics, glass and jewellery from the best artists in the Chilterns and beyond.
We are delighted to announce that our featured artist this year will be Rachel Wright. Rachel studied Embroidered textiles at university, undertaking both a B.A and an M.A course before graduating in 1994. Rachel takes her inspiration from many sources including landscapes and seascapes, wildlife, harbour towns, boats, lighthouses and windmills. These subject matter are then translated in machine embroidered fabric collages, using vibrant threads, worked onto carefully cut and pieced fabrics.
The embroideries enable Rachel to draw and paint through fabric and stitch. The fabrics provide a rich source of colour, texture and pattern forming her ‘palette’ and the threads are used like a fine paintbrush to fill in the details. Rachel’s trademark is her use of striking, rich colour, and her eye for detail which captivates and draws the viewer in.
Her aim is simply to delight the eye. Rachel has exhibited with The 62 group of Textile Artists, and The Society of designer Craftsmen. She has also shown her work at prestigious events such as Art in Action and Artisan @ The Edinburgh festival. She exhibits annually as part of Bucks Art Weeks and is a member of The Buckinghamshire Craft Guild.
Collage of Stoer Head Lighthouse by Rachel Wright
|Official Opening||By invitation - Saturday 9th October 11.00am - 1.00pm|
||Saturday 9th October 1.00pm - 6.00pm|
|Sunday 10th October to Thursday 14th October 10.00am - 6.00pm|
Friday 15th October 10.00am - 8.00pm
|Saturday 16th October 10.00am - 4.00pm|
|Venue||St Paul’s Church Hall, Wooburn, HP10 0PW, Admission FREE!|
All artworks and photographs are for sale.
With many thanks to:
The Visual Arts Committee:
Mary Perkins, Kim Lim, Sallie Miller and Pamela Wood
Our sponsors Simon Elvin Ltd.