Whiteknights Studio Trail
Sat 10 - Sun 11 June 2023
11am - 6pm
24 venues around the University of Reading area
Free entry, with items available to purchase
The ever-popular Whiteknights Studio Trail (WST) is now in its 23rd yer, featuring 37 makers and artists welcoming visitors to 27 open studios and venues around Reading University. Their work encompasses a wide range of media including painting, printing, glass-making, jewellery, sculpture, photography, carpentry, sound and video. More on each artist and their work can be found on the website above, including a trail map.
With a distinctly ‘green’ theme for this year’s Whiteknights Studio Trail, several artists are using a range of media and materials to show how they are responding to the climate crisis, keen to inspire others to ‘do their bit’ to tackle climate change.
Two of these artists are at Venue 5 (The Museum of English Rural Life) – Nina O’Connell with her colourful batik paintings and Mark Ripley with beautiful sustainable wood furniture.
Other environmentally focused venues include ‘The Butterfly Effect’, a community art installation responding to climate change using upcycled materials, which can be viewed at Venue 9 in Jenny Halsted’s Garden. Another is ‘Hope for the Planet’ at venue 14, hosted by Jonathan Dewsbury, one the UK’s Top 100 environmental professionals, who has brought together a range of creatives in collective exhibition to show the importance of youth voice and hope in the battle against climate change.