Monday, October 17, 2011

Helfa Gelf

A few weeks ago I took part in Helfa Gelf/Art Trail, This event is held every year and artists all over North Wales take part, opening their studios to the public every weekend for the month of September, for those that don't have studios groups get together to exhibit in various venues in the area.

I joined 5 other artists Arial Arts to exhibit in St Johns Methodist Church for one weekend.
We had over three hundred visitors over the 3 days and met some really interesting people.
I really enjoyed the experience exhibiting with other artists.

We had demonstration tables with a good mix of techniques for people to watch

We were so busy talking to people I didn't get many pictures and some didn't come out very well.

We each had a board 6' x 4' , I decided to keep my work to my Lutradur pieces, luckily the colours flowed well with my neighbours.

Miriam Forder Textile and Mixed Media Artist,
I couldn't get a close up of Miriam's beautiful work as the demonstration tables were in the way, Miriam demonstrated the embellishing machine and lots of the visitors were fascinated to see the fabric being created.

Ronnie White, Textile Artist and Painter,
Ronnie demonstrated Nunu Felting and created some lovely scarves.

Jain Koffler Painter,
Jain demonstrated Encaustic Art and held every ones attention with her beautiful landscapes.

Jude Winnal Ceramics,
Jude was demonstrating with paper clay and produced some wonderful pieces, we were all wanting to try each others techniques, but managed to restrain ourselves.

Alana Tyson, Textile Artist Painter,
Alana demonstrated Lino cutting she makes the best lino blocks I have ever seen, very detailed images of people taken from her own photo's.
This picture doesn't do justice to her textile work, you can see more on the Arial Arts page

A couple of pictures of the sales tables, sadly the rest didn't come out


Heather said...

What a super exhibition - such variety and something for everyone. I love the moody colours in your first photo.

Helen Cowans said...

All looks beautiful. Wish I could see it all in detail :)

MargaretR said...

It was a fantastic display by you all!