There was the art exhibition at St Ethelwold’s House in East St Helen Street.
The artists were there to chat and I learned that they had produced more art than usual because of the lockdown. Claire Cross has created a lot of new Abingdon views during lockdown.
There was a one way system round the exhibition and so if you wanted to revisit an art work you had to go round again. There are always things you notice differently the second and third time round.
At the top end of East St Helen Street a water leak meant that a new hole was dug yesterday.
Most roads in our old town centre have had a hole dug in the last fortnight. Being the oldest continually inhabited town in England does have some drawbacks.
The Abingdon Artists’ Autumn Exhibition 2020 is being held until October 31st in Christchurch Barn, Northcourt, and is open 10am – 4pm everyday.
On the way in is a tribute to Josie Chapelle, one of the founding members, who has helped many new artists with her teaching skills and experience. The Abingdon Artists welcome all levels of artist.
This exhibition also has the work of some talented sculptors.
The exhibition has the usual Covid-19 precautions, rather like a shop: wearing a face mask is required, as is hand sanitisation; visitors are limited to ten at a time; contact details are taken through the the NHS Covid App, or paper slips; and there is a one way system.
There is to be another Art in the Garden Gallery event at St Ethelwold’s House – with local artists, from 18 -21 September.
The garden itself is looking good as we head towards autumn. There is an orange border along by the wall.
In the central area are more blues and pinks.
I thought it was amazing as I took photos but getting back to the computer was disappointed that the pictures failed to capture the glory of the gardens in real life.
They have a number of gardening helpers and I think Simon is the main man. I was told he does not have a TV or mod cons and knows everything about plants.
There is an art exhibition from 20th to 26th July (10 – 4 pm) in the River Room at the bottom of the garden at St Ethelwolds House. There were prints and cards outside and some hand sanitiser.
Inside were paintings and prints by Dougie Simpson, Caroline Ritson and Marion Owen. There was much to admire in the exhibition, and much to admire round the garden should the need to wait arise. People could go inside the exhibition on their own or with their own group.