Saturday 7 & Sunday 8 November 2009
Opening times: Sat 10.00 – 17.00, Sun 10.00 – 16.00
The Oxton Artists wish to tempt you across the water to the Williamson Art Gallery near the beautiful village of Oxton, just beyond Birkenhead to view this year’s show. 20 local artists, craftspeople & designers selling their work with fairtrade cafe and demos.
The Oxton Art Fair has a wonderful reputation of showing a mixture of artists who exhibit regularly in Liverpool and beyond, and those who only participate in the Oxton Art Fair, showing a balance of traditional and contemporary art and photography alongside craft and design while offering a relaxed, friendly environment to talk to and buy directly from 20 local artists, designers and craftspeople with our lovely fair Trade café offered by local charity The Green Community Shop and Centre, local catering business Green Eats and Pete from the deli in Oxton Village.
The show is unusual in that it is an artist run and funded show – Marie Mairs does the website, Eleanor Suggett designs and creates the posters, former engineer, Theresia Cadwallader does the layout and all our photographers document our events. We are delighted to have 3 new selected Oxton Artists this year to joining us in addition to the return of past exhibitors. Liz Glover Hadwin will be showing beautiful black and white photographic portraits in natural settings, Eimear Kavanagh will be joining us with her asian inspired prints and collage and finally, Jayne Turner will be displaying her range of pop-art designer houseware and clothing.
This year, many of the original exhibitors have taken on the challenge to produce new styles of work to keep the show looking fresh and exciting. Alison Bailey Smith will be launching her new range of eco accessories called “Junk Jewellery” made from plastic packaging, Alan Chape who normally specialises in architectural photography has been working on colourful graphic pictures as well as collaborating with textile artist, Patsy Taylor. Lynda Roberts, well known for her wonderful collage paintings, has been creating artist books and there may be collaborations between artists and different disciplines.
The venue is fully accessible to the public and there will be artist demonstrations throughout the weekend as well as an archive feature to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the conservation area in Oxton Village. There will as be an eco wrapping service offered by Wirral Environmental Network. This year, we are also partnered with the Liverpool Design Festival run by the Design Initiative.