15th Burnham Art Trail
Saturday 22nd June to Sunday 30th June 2019

Fantastic activities, workshops and demonstrations – and many are free!

Art on the Quay, Sunday 24 June and Saturday 30 June, 11am-3pm:   Lively, free events at the beautiful Burnham Quay, where you can meet our artists, watch demonstrations,  chat and soak in the atmosphere.  You can have a try at some things yourself, and buy directly from the artists too.

‘En plein air’ Painting Demonstrations by Sue Spiers:  Sue will be painting on Saturday 23 June, 1pm  at Burnham Quay and Sunday 1 July, 1pm, in the High Street.  If you want to get inspired and encouraged to paint out in the open, drop by and see her!

Tasters in Japanese woodblock printing and Japanese Calligraphy with Akiko Fujikawa:  Have a go with one of Akiko’s blocks, £5 per print, 23, 24, 29 & 30 June, and 1 July.  Japanese calligraphy workshop, two-hour session, £10, 26 & 27 June. Call to book 01621 783730 or email akikohanga@gmail.com. (Venue 15, Chapel Studio, Albert Road). Akiko is also doing free demonstrations – see the Open Studios page for more information.

Drums For Fun workshop, Saturday 30 June, 2-4pm:  Local drummer and photographer Paul Lester will be leading a free, drop in workshop teaching some basic North African rhythms on djembe-style hand drums.  Taking place in the beautiful garden of Frances and Andrew Franklin (Venue 3, 4 Fernlea Road), some drums are available, but bring your own if you have one, and be prepared to have fun!

Some visitors return year after year to enjoy homemade refreshments in Jean Webber’s delightful garden, see her at work in her studio, and marvel at her husband’s model railway (modelled on a Welsh coal mining village). Venue 26, Ramblers Studio, 12 Ramblers Way

Try your hand at sketching, painting or making art from recycled materials: see the Open Studios page for details.

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, and win a prize by collecting all the creatures’ names.

Art Trail ‘Unframed’:  as well as the exhibition by our featured artists, the Museum also has unframed artworks and cards for sale by other trail artists.  Well worth a look, either to treat yourself or to buy as a gift. (Venue 1, Burnham Museum, Coronation Road)

‘Secret Postcards’:  all this year’s trail artists have created and donated an original postcard-sized artwork to be auctioned by sealed bids.  A chance to buy a miniature masterpiece, or just something that appeals! (Venue 1, Burnham Museum, Coronation Road)

Open Exhibition: a taster selection of some trail artists’ work is displayed at Station House Studios, Venue 7.