It's quite difficult to get good photos on these occasions, but this one below was very easy because three people posed for someone else.The picture is Stella and friends. Stella's picture Thought Bubble' is featured in the middle.
Katie Ackrill. The piece Katie chose was Ridgeway Relics I, a monotype by Simone Dawood, seen below. I have just looked up Simone and found she has written a great blog post about the Open Exhibition and her inspiration for this piece, click here to find out more
The piece has rather a lovely label beside it:
Here are some:
Swindon Museum and Art Gallery, the photos don't do any of the works justice. Above two works by Jack Hicks, both sold
Ray Ward and Juliet Wood
Tim Carroll's 'Townscape', and on the left Lisa Harvey's 'Fall Equinox'
Tara Parker-Woolway's pastel on slate, and below Lucy Longhurst's 'Dunstanburgh'
Alex Coppock- Bunce, 'Return from Blaskets to Dunquin' and below that a photo from Joseph Wright 'The Floods #01'
Ushma Sergeant's picture of Liddington Hill in fibre
Joe Tymkow's 'Black Rain' oil and bitumen on canvas.
Rebecca Perdue's 'Sparrows and Thistles' and 'Murmuration' above, I'll admit an interest here, I bought the lower linocut depicting sparrows and thistles, it's delightful and it was hard to choose between them
Graham Carter's piece 'Measure Twice, Cut Once' , so true!! Apparently the remains of the rulers, the bits with brass ends and were used somehow in Graham's kitchen. I'd like a photo of the kitchen, how about it Graham?
There's one more piece which I would love to bring home, it's this one by Anna Pinkster called sensibly enough 'Camel and Three Figures'
Tim Carroll's The Ferry as my final piece