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Audrey Woodhead: Open Studios 2016 exhibition

Tuesday 5 – Thursday 29 September

As part of the 2016 Open Studios, artist Audrey Woodhead (see brochure page #38), will be exhibiting at Trestle Arts Base with a selection of sculpture and watercolour paintings inspired by still life and the beauty of natural formations such as clouds and landscapes.

Once a prolific artist and sculptor, Audrey lived in many countries including Sweden and Italy, where her artwork developed each time inspired by her new experiences. Not only did she enjoy painting for her own pleasure, but Audrey was a teacher for many years in adult education, where she also shared her skills with others.

Now living with dementia, Audrey continues to fulfil her passion for painting scenes, outside in the garden of St Matthew’s Care home where she lives.

Get an artist’s insight

Audrey, residents and staff from St Matthew’s Care Home will be in the Trestle Gallery Café for informal meet and greet sessions throughout the exhibition, where anyone is welcome to come along and learn more about her work.
Saturdays 10th, 17th and 24th September from 11am

For more information about Audrey’s work, please contact the care home directly stmatthews@bmcare.co.uk

Entry is free and the exhibition is open during our normal Arts Base hours, please click here for more information. For enquiries about the exhibition space at Trestle, please contact our Gallery Programmer Elaine Johnson on gallery@trestle.org.uk / 01727 850950

Abouts Herts Open Studios
This well established annual show, takes place during September, where applications are welcomed from professional and amateur visual artists, craft makers and designers living or working in Hertfordshire.

The aim of Herts Open Studios is to make the arts more accessible to the public, and to make the public more aware of the art and craft that is created around them. Each year around 200 artists take part and around 11,000 – 13,000 members of the public visit the studios. The event is organised by an Open Studios Project Manager with the help of a team of Area Coordinator volunteers.

Artists open their homes or places of work to visitors at specified times over a three week period. The event introduces artists to the general public, galleries and other enterprises, bringing an awareness of the diversity of talent available throughout the county. Artists can show off their skills, chat to the public and make sales. Many artists take the opportunity to demonstrate their creativity in action, which is often viewed by members of the public as being one of the most valuable aspects of the event. Interaction with visitors can be a catalyst for new ideas and can build confidence, so visitors are encouraged to talk to artists about their work.