Wivenhoe Bookshop Magazine & Newsletter | Sunday 28 May 2023

Wivenhoe Art Trail – Art in the Shed

Event Details

Date: 19/05/2023 - 21/05/2023 | Venue: The Bookshop Shed
Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Art in the Shed – Wivenhoe Art Trail

with Miranda Campbell, Natalie Eldridge, Amanda Jenkins, David Purdey & Adrienne Tulley

Exhibition open 10am – 5pm – 19th, 20th and 21st May

The Black Shed

Wivenhoe Bookshop

23 High St


The Wivenhoe Art Trail is back!

Save the date…Friday 19th to Sunday 21st May! Wivenhoe’s creative 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 Shed

Miranda Campbell

Miranda specialises in artisan handmade leather notebooks using vegetable tanned leather from Africa, traditional bookbinding techniques and decorative beading and stitching.

Her beautiful handmade bookmarks are miniature books sewn on to ribbon with a charm and are a lovely gift for the book worm in your life.

She talks about her work here:

“As a contemporary book artist, I also create sculptural books inspired by walking meditations and the landscape – particularly, the delicate threads that bind us to each other, and shape our affinity for space and place.”

Natalie Eldred

“Currently working as an artist and illustrator from my garden studio in Wivenhoe, Essex, I am also a founder member of Wivenhoe Printworks where I make my own prints and run workshops and facilitate open access sessions for the public.

In 2016 I graduated with distinction from the Children’s Book Illustration MA at the Cambridge School of Art, Anglia Ruskin University. I trained as a teacher in 2004-2003 and I graduated with first class hons in Fine Art from Exeter College of Art in 1993.

In the 1990’s I lived in Bristol and worked as a model maker for Limbs & Things Ltd, Bumper Films & Aardman Animations Ltd. I think my love of making things in 3D stems from this time. I have also always maintained a drawing practice and alongside teaching various drawing classes I also draw regularly in public spaces and from Google Maps.”

Amanda Jenkins

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

She has worked with all printmaking processes, but currently favours relief printing (Lino cutting) as a result of a pragmatic interest in low-tech “kitchen table” print processes developed during the Global Pandemic.

Her drawing practise and research has often focussed on reportage drawing, but following 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, rather than attempting to depict a specific location.

David Purdey

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

He talks about his work here:

“I’m a landscape painter and I work from my observation and experience of the actual places I have visited on my travels in the West country, France and Spain.

All my paintings begin with sketches and drawings and I try to show the world in a new and personal way which involves simplifying the scene to reflect its essence. I try to live inside the landscape, and what excites me is trying to capture reflection, light, shadow and movement.

I came to painting late and it’s now become one of my greatest pleasures.”

Adrienne Tulley

Adrienne’s 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. She talks about her work here:

“Since moving to Wivenhoe, I have been exploring the technique of cyanotype. Recent work includes exploring the theme of memory, combining family photographs and ephemera. The cyanotype process lends the work a nostalgic and atmospheric perspective. Current work incorporates my own photographs with found images to create work that combines cyanotype and typography.”


(bookings not activated for this event)