Wivenhoe Bookshop Magazine & Newsletter | Tuesday 5 December 2023

Wivenhoe Art Trail – Art in the Black Shed

Event Details

Date: 17/11/2023 - 19/11/2023 | Venue: The Bookshop Shed
Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Art in the Black Shed – Wivenhoe Art Trail

with Miranda Campbell, Anna Gibb, Amanda Jenkins, David Purdey & Adrienne Tulley

Exhibition open 10am – 5pm – 17th, 18th & 19th November

The Black Shed

Wivenhoe Bookshop

23 High St



The Wivenhoe Art Trail is back!

Save the date…Friday 17th to Sunday 19th November! The Wivenhoe artists’ community are once again throwing their studio doors open to share their creative endeavours.

The trail is a fantastic opportunity to purchase work direct from the artists and truly engage with their processes and inspirations in the makers’ studios and workshops. As usual there is a tremendous breadth of creativity, from painters to ceramicists, collage to glass to textiles and much more… something to suit every art lover’s taste.

Artists in the Black Shed

Miranda Campbell

book artist / book binder

Miranda talks about her work here:

 ‘My artisan handmade notebooks are made using traditional bookbinding techniques, with decorative stitching and beading. As a contemporary book artist, I also create sculptural books inspired by walking meditations and the landscape. My poetry is drawn from nature and life’s rich tapestry – particularly the delicate threads that bind us to each other, and shape our affinity for space and place.’

Anna Gibb

architect / artist  

Anna is an architect and artist who makes highly detailed idiosyncratic drawings, rooted in history, allegory and fun. She’ll have lots of original drawings and prints for her exciting debut into the Wivenhoe Art Trail!

Anna’s hand drawings have been exhibited both in the UK and internationally, including at the 2012 Venice Biennale.

Amanda Jenkins

artist / illustrator / printmaker

Amanda will be presenting a range of mixed media work inspired by local seascapes, including Lino-prints and new experimental mono-prints.

She trained in illustration and printmaking at Brighton and St. Martins and maintains a long and varied career in arts education.

After relocation to Wivenhoe in 2020, and joining Wivenhoe Print Works she has mostly developed prints, paintings and mixed media work that responds to the local landscape from memory and a sense of place.


David Purdey


David Purdey’s landscapes beautifully capture reflection, light, shadow and movement.

He talks about his work here:

I try to capture my emotional response to the landscape, particularly the quality of light, using intuitive, gestural brush strokes.  I use my drawings of my surroundings as starting points for a way of painting which is exploratory and which I find fascinating. 

 I came to painting late in life and find it completely absorbing.”

Adrienne Tulley

artist / printmaker / graphic designer

Adrienne has been exploring the photographic technique of cyanotype and will be showing her latest work, which includes hand printed fabric cushions and her eclectic alphabet prints.

Her background is in graphic design and for the last 30 years she has been working in arts education, currently at the University of the Arts London.

Adrienne’s cyanotypes explore the theme of memory, combining family photographs and ephemera which lends the work a nostalgic and atmospheric perspective.