SIT select will close from October 30 2020 when Director Lizzi Walton will be stepping down and leaving the organisation.
For 20 years SIT select has brought year round arts events with a focus on the visual arts/applied arts to Gloucestershire. It has been a pleasure to work with all the talented leading international and local artists over the years bringing  inspiring exhibitions, symposiums, talks and events with the annual Festival and Trail Open Studios and artist-led exhibitions at the heart of the year.  I am proud that SIT select has been recognised nationally for its contribution to the cultural platform.  

 “it has been an honour to head a successful arts organisation that has contributed so much to the area and support so many artists but the lockdown has given me time to reflect and it is time to move on. I hope to be presenting independent events in the future. I am delighted that 2021 will see the Select Arts creative journey continue."

‘’As Director Lizzi Walton hands over her wonderful legacy to a new team headed by Elizabeth Bailey.  Responding to the shifting cultural landscape, Select Arts Presents will deliver an exciting programme that maintains the Trail for future generations to enjoy, while exploring new directions with the same creative integrity that has made Select a unique platform for artists internationally. Look out for updates on our website and newsletter over these coming months.’’
Elizabeth Bailey

Thank you to the Arts Council England, Stroud Festivals, Stroud District Council and Renishaw plc for their support and sponsorship over the years.
Lizzi Walton Director & Event Organiser

Ground Works / Landlinks walks

Keep up with our Ground Works and Landlinks international artists walking and landscape projects. Go to it is here you will find details of the project with the artists who are taking part from across the UK and internationally. Read In Conversation. Follow Earthbound the exchange over time with artists, Jane Ponsford and Kim Norton. We will be updating and adding as new work arrives so keep an eye on the pages. In partnership with Kel Portman.


credit: Kim Norton

select art festival 2020

Select Festival & Ground Works has been cancelled in May and will be rescheduled for September/October.
However keep an eye on the Ground Works website


                        contemporary textile trail stroud

select art trail

Announced 2021 Dates June 19/20/26/27

click here.

 ‘The Earth is not ours. It is a treasure we hold in trust for future generations’ Namibian Proverb