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select art trail 2019
Saturday 11 - Sunday 12
Saturday 18 - Sunday 19 May 2019

The select art trail has a different flavour in 2019 bringing you the same excellence, inspiration and unique blend of creativity with a sprinkling of innovation that you come to expect from SIT select.  The art trail is a celebration of the variety and quality of contemporary visual art that can be found in and around the Stroud Valleys with guest artists adding to the mix of talent and originality in exhibitions, open studios, talks and workshops.  Since its inception in 2004, it has become an important event in Stroud’s calendar delighting art lovers from near and far. 

The select art trail will continue to support the development of Stroud and the region’s artistic community and is a fundamental part of the cultural life of the area by showcasing a broad-range of visual arts and craft.

The brochure is packed with artist studios and exhibitions that form the Select Art Trail 2019. Oozing with talent and creativity the artists have surpassed themselves to bring innovation and quality for visitors to enjoy as you explore the glorious Stroud Valleys.

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Fri 8th – Sun 26th May/Studio Weekends: Sat 11th – Sun 12th/Sat 18th – Sun 19th May
The revamped Select Art Trail 2019 is full of stimulating and inspiring artist led exhibitions and Open Studios in venues across the Stroud Valleys with over 100 artists taking part. Leading international and emerging artists from the visual arts come together to present their work. Discover private spaces, a studio in a hidden quarry, renovated Mills, and once School of Art in Stroud.
Sat 4th May – Sun 2nd June Matthew Harris, Helen Carnac and David Gates: Sightlines
An exhibition exploring the potential of holes, voids and spaces to frame and define viewpoints. (Museum in the Park)
Weds 8th – Sun 26th Children’s Shop Quiz: Discover the Endangered Species
Pick up a flyer from Stroud Valley Project in Threadneedle Street or Town Council office and find the endangered animals in shop windows. Free badges to all participants. Prizes to be won!
Devised by Bill Jones with Lizzi Walton.
Weds 8th – Sun 19th Jacy Wall and Bjork Haraldsdottir: Materials Matter
Two artists collaborate to bring a dazzling show of pattern and colour, perfection and imperfection. Jacy Wall’s woven tapestries use deconstruction and playing with pattern and structure. Interventions such as stitching, patching and darning reflect a long time interest in the theme of mending.  Bjork Haraldsdóttir‘s tactile and expressive ceramic art explore the interplay between three-dimensional architectural form and two-dimensional surface treatment. (Lansdown Gallery)
Weds 8th – Sun 26th Jack Everett
Woodcut prints by Jack Everett on the Ground Floor of the Centre for Science and Art…
Sat 11th In Conversation: Sightlines
An informal gallery talk and conversation with Helen Carnac, David Gates and Matthew Harris, chaired by Paul Harper. A chance to meet the artists and hear more about the work on display in the ‘Sightlines’ exhibition.2pm (Museum in the Park – Gallery One) Saturday 11 May
Sarah Wimperis  Illustrated talk ‘Travels with my Paintbrush’ 7 – 8 pm  Pegasus Arts Griffin Mill Thrupp
Saturday 18 & Sunday 19 May
World Textiles Weekend Bisley Village Hall
Sat 18th In Conversation: Jacy Wall and Bjork Haraldsdottir
Jacy Wall and Bjork Haraldsdottir in conversation with Andy Christian. 6:30pm (Lansdown Gallery)
Sat 11th – Sun 19th Ceramics Exhibition
Contemporary work by Paul Wearing, Adrian Bates, Richard St John Heeley and Tom Knowles Jackson. Gallery 1673


Select Art Trail 2019 Publicity

You are welcome to download and use the following publicity material.

Press Releases
Select Art Trail 2019
Jacy Wall and Björk Haraldsdóttir
Sightlines Collaborative exhibition

Posters advertising the event
This year the Art Trail is bigger than ever and as you will see from the full colour brochure it has more artists taking part and is more diverse and inviting than ever.
Trail Poster A4
Trail Poster A5