Artists Trail, 29 Venues

We are delighted to bring the Artists Trail to Reading town centre as part of Open for Art. We have 29 participating venues and each venue is exhibiting at least one piece of art. Printed maps available from Jelly studios, Jacksons Corner from 9 June, or downloadable right now here and the works are being installed as we speak so keep an eye out! Pick up a map and plan your route, this is the biggest free art exhibition that Reading will see this year.

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58 Barbershop –  – Fox and blossoms

2
Jelly Jacksons Corner window – The Nightmonkey – Flora

3
Reading Bicycle Kitchen – Yan Chong – Drawings

 4
Jacobs the Jewellers – Sian Preston – Vases + Bishopland Jewellery Competition Winners 

 5
Workhouse Coffee – Natasha Zavialov – Landscape I, Landscape II

6
The Oracle/ Waterstones – Peter Lang – Times and Places

7
Tamp Culture – Andrew Hood – Brenda 3

 8
White Stuff – Sally Castle – Horse Chestnut, Shipping Forecast

 9
10 Gun Street – Mark O’Neill – Holy Brook

10
Support U – Peter Driver – Liberté Moiré

11
Sonning Flowers – Jenny Halstead – On All Levels,
Sunday Morning – Silchester

12
Broad St Mall – Holly Buckle – Lilo-Lil, Misha Zavialov – Birds

13
Pentahotel – Jon Lockhart – Beat, Untitled

14
Artigiano  – Anne Marie Carroll – Dead Oxalis, Hydrangeas on Black

15
Waterstones (Broad Street) – Robert Fitzmaurice – Pleasure Garden, Blue Spell

16
QV Offices – Mark Webber – Form

17
Nibsy’s – Julie Simmonds – Shorewards, Across the Bay, Sue Leavett – Wilder Garden

18
H Room – Kate Hince – St Ives 2015

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The Grumpy Goat – Jim Attewell – Vessels 1, Vessels 2, Rebecca Swainston – Woman Lifts Skirt to Monkey

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Launchpad noticeboard – Peter Driver – Liberté Moiré

21
Shed – Jon Lockhart – Spill

22
Milk – Ingrid Jensen – Elastic Time II

23
Malmaison Starbucks – Emily Gillmor – Russian Orange Spotty Teapot,
Iranian Bowl

24
The Oakford Social Club – Mark Webber – Naked

25
Tutti Frutti – Caroline Streatfield Chalk – Mountain Glacier

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Blandy & Blandy – Kate Hince – St Ives Bay

27
Simon Dowling Bespoke – Kate Powell – Reading A-Z

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Market Square (opposite Picnic) –Jo Thomas – Bee Islands –

Small islands of wildflowers grow in baskets hung in Market Place, Reading town centre. These bee friendly plants offer passing bees and other insects a place to rest and feed on their journeys in and through the town.This artwork is an unlikely Olympian legacy. The wild flowers originate from two of the many square meters of turf grown for the opening ceremony of the last olympics games in London in 2012*. Now several generations on these wildflowers, escapees from the original patch, were found thriving in the cracks between paving slabs close to the original patch and collected to make these baskets. All these plants are highly valued by bees and other insects. Some flowers are bred for their colour or longevity and are not nourishing for bees : petunias, geraniums, begonia, busy Lizzies. These are often used in traditional hanging baskets as is lobelia which is loved by bees. Watch where the bees go.

Accompanying the Bee Islands an artists booklet shows the wildflowers included. They are available from Picnic, Open for Art HQ in Jacksons or at www.jothomas.net/projects

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picnic – Lisa-marie GibbsS.W.A.L.K