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St Ethelwolds Art and Garden

St Ethelwolds Art
There is to be another Art in the Garden Gallery event at St Ethelwold’s House – with local artists, from 18 -21 September.
St Ethelwolds Art
The garden itself is looking good as we head towards autumn. There is an orange border along by the wall.
St Ethelwolds Art
In the central area are more blues and pinks.
St Ethelwolds Art
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.

Art in the Garden Gallery

Art in the Garden Gallery
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.
Art in the Garden Gallery
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.

Oxfordshire Artweeks

Oxfordshire Artweeks
We are during the time when we would normally be able to go visiting studios for Oxfordshire Artweeks.
Oxfordshire Artweeks
People are painting and creating more art than usual and showing it from windows.

Oxfordshire Artweeks has gone virtual this year, and there are a series of virtual tours showing workshops or themed pictures with background music.

Oxfordshire Artweeks
Galleries are closed during coronavirus (COVID-19) but there are pictures that might have appeared at galleries online. In Abingdon the members of the Abbey Group, including Dougie Simpson, have pictures online.

The Oxford Mail has a feature on artists who have been inspired by Coronavirus, isolation and NHS heroes.

On Channel 4 “Grayson’s Art Club”, showcases art made by the British public trapped at home. Some of the 10,000+ pieces submitted were from Abingdon. Last week the theme was ‘View from My Window‘.

Oxfordshire Artweeks
This is a photo of the view from our window this evening.

Abingdon Artists Autumn Exhibition

Abingdon Artists Autumn Exhibition
The Abingdon Artists Autumn Exhibition has been on this week and will continue during Saturday at Christ Church barn on Northcourt Road. One of the artists was painting a still life when I visited.
Abingdon Artists Autumn Exhibition
There is a raffle to win a picture of St Helen’s Wharf, Abingdon donated by Dougie Simpson.
Abingdon Artists Autumn Exhibition
The Abingdon Artists’ 2019-20 programme includes two exhibitions, two outings,  Tuesday afternoon art group, Friday quick on the draw in Abingdon town centre, and a series of talks. The next talk costs £4 for non members and is free for members, and is called ‘Towards Abstraction‘. That includes includes coffee and biscuits.
Abingdon Artists Autumn Exhibition
More information is at http://abingdonartists.org.uk/.