|Art Displays in the street|
|Display of gorgeous prints in an old railway cabin|
There was literally all kinds of media to see, from textiles, collage, painting, print, pencil drawings, ceramics, but one of my favourite displays was that of Duncan Thurlby, who creates wonderfully characterful metal scupltures, as seen above. There were dogs, fish, gorillas to name but a few and set in the most stunning surroundings, the gardens of Babington House, where live music was playing and people were chilling out with ice-creams and admiring the sights and sounds on offer.
Whilst wandering the back streets and alleys, looking for the next location to admire, there were also window displays in the most unexpected places. Below is the ceramic work and gorgoues sketchbooks of Charlotte Dredge, who is a member of Design Factory, we found this little treasure trove of goodness on display in the Vets window.
|Work by Charlotte Dredge|
So this is just a small glimpse into the Arts Festival at Wirksworth. It was a lovely day out, I just wish I had worn better shoes (flip flops and steep hills are not good together!) and had given myself more time to explore and take it all in!! It was a fab day out and one I'll definitely be applying to next year!