14th Burnham Art Trail
Saturday 23rd June to Sunday 1st July 2018
47 Artists, 33 Venues
For nine days local artists take over Burnham-0n-Crouch to create an art trail rich in variety and with a range of fun creative activities.
A must-do event in the arts’ calendar, the Burnham Art Trail has built an impressive reputation for the quality of work on show, innovative events and its friendly welcome.
Art trail artists provide a vibrant collection of artworks, from atmospheric land and seascapes to contemporary print, installations, ceramics and sculpture.
With 10 open artist studios and Art on the Quay, you can meet the artists, see demonstrations and sketching displays and, if you want, get your hands dirty by doing one of our activities.
All artists are local to the Dengie or have strong ties to the area. Most works are for sale.
Venues include Burnham Museum, shops, businesses, cafes, private houses, artist studios, gardens and Burnham Library. All venues donate space and display areas that are easily accessible to the public, well signposted and often a pleasant stroll from each other.
Art on the Quay: Sunday 24 & Saturday 30 June. Meet our artists on Burnham Quay, buy directly from our artists, chat and soak in the atmosphere. 11am to 3pm.
Ten Open Studios: visit artists in their studios.
Painting and Printmaking Demonstrations: Sue Spiers painting en pleir air Saturday 23 June, 1pm Burnham Quay and Sunday 1 July, 1pm High Street. Jean Webber’s open studio and garden: oil painting demonstrations, cream teas, homemade cakes and sandwiches, and model railway. Akiko Fujikawa at Chapel Studio: demonstration of Japanese traditional woodblock printing. Have a go with one of Akiko’s blocks, £5 per print, 23, 24, 30 & 31 June, and 1 July. Japanese calligraphy workshop, two-hour session, £10, 26 & 27 June.
The Community Project: To raise awareness of plastic littering about the town and globally, we have joined forces with local group ‘I Love Burnham’, who have been working with schools and community groups to create a trail of sea creatures made from waste plastic. Visitors can pick up a treasure trail form from the Museum: win a prize by collecting all of the creatures’ names.
Drumming Workshop: Frances Franklin will be hosting a Darbuka drumming session led by Paul Lester.
Museum: Art Trail ‘Unframed’: a chance to buy unframed artworks and cards. ‘Secret Postcards’: all this year’s trail artists have created and donated an original postcard-sized artwork to be auctioned by sealed bids.
We hope you enjoy your visit.