In May, I exhibited my work in the newly refurbished Gatehouse gallery in Ashton, Bristol, as part of the annual Southbank Arts Trail.
The historic Gatehouse is a fabulously quirky space which is full of hidden nooks and crannies, and is a great place to show work. The show gained excellent feedback and visitors loved how the space was used.
The Southbank Arts Trail is an annual weekend of art shows and performances in homes, open studios, schools, churches, pubs, cafés and community centres around the Southville, Bedminster and Ashton areas of the city. Over 150 artists participate, and I’m always amazed at the variety of work on display. My children’s favourite, this year, was the “Wonky House” which was full of hand-built mechanical toys, while I always like to use the trail as an opportunity to nose into people’s private homes and studio spaces to, not only see some excellent work, but also have a peek at how other artists live and work!