Winter trail for Angus open Studios

Andy Moore, Angela Hamper, Issy Valentine and Shona Barr will exhibit their work at Eassie and Nevay Hall at Balkeerie.
Andy Moore, Angela Hamper, Issy Valentine and Shona Barr will exhibit their work at Eassie and Nevay Hall at Balkeerie.

Forty artists and designers from across Angus will take part in a Winter Trail event organised by Angus Open Studios.

It will run from November 29 to December 1 when they will exhibit and sell an exciting range of art and craft work either in their studios or grouped together in ‘hubs’.

isitors will have the opportunity to purchase unique Christmas gifts, direct from the maker.

The studio and hub locations can be found by visiting the website: www.angusopenstudios.com and in leaflets which can be found in libraries and many local shops. They are also available by contacting chair@angusopenstudios.com

All venues will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Among the local artists taking part are Andy Moore (Andeezartinwood), Angela Hamper, Issy Valentine and Shona Barr (pictured).

They are exhibiting together at Eassie and Nevay Hall in Balkeerie which lies between Glamis and Newtyle.

Andy produces wood sculptures on a wildlife or mythical theme, Angela paints in oils and produces etchings, while Issy and Shona paint in various media and produce textile artwork.

Prints and cards (including Christmas cards) will also be for sale.

There will be plenty of sustenance for weary trail travellers to the hall during the weekend as, in conjunction with this event, Eassie WRI is holding a coffee morning/afternoon on the Saturday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. with Eassie and Nevay Art Group (ENCA) repeating this on the Sunday.

Coffee will also be available on Monday, December 1.

Other AOS artists nearby will be in Forfar, Cotton of Lownie, Kirriemuir and Oathlaw, so if you notice the AOS signs, pop in to see what they offer too.

If you ‘hit the trail’ right across Angus you will see diverse artwork all done to a high standard in many studios and hubs.