BS9 Arts trail

10 June 2017, 10.00 AM - 11 June 2017, 4.30 PM

University of Bristol Botanic Garden

The Botanic Garden is pleased to be a part of the BS9 Arts trail again this year. This is the third BS9 trail and will feature the work of 74 artists in 18 venues around the BS9 area.

Among the Botanic Garden exibitors is Debby Bird  whose work embraces a variety of materials yet applies a similar approach to all, building up layers, relishing texture and detail. She works using fabric, paper and metals painting, or printing, then joining or stitching elements, all combined to create wall pieces, and jewellery. 

Betty Marten has held a number of solo exhibitions in the Bristol. She had a portrait accepted at the Royal West of England Academy (RWA), another portrait on the cover of 'Paint' magazine and has also been runner up in an international drawing competition. 

Christine Howes comes from Bristol and specialises in Natural History and Landscapes. The work she is creating now comes from her background as an Illustrator and involves several types of relief printmaking, woodcuts, linocuts and wood engravings. 

Jackie Johnson works mainly with textiles and clay sometimes combining the two. In both media experimentation plays an important part both in the production of her work and a contribution to the final meaning of some of her individual pieces. 

Ilsa Fatt designs jewellery based on her own flameworked glass beads.  She also works with seed beads, woven into complex forms.  Both her hand-made glass beads and her woven work use organic forms, often incorporating spirals and ruffles.  She is inspired by sea life and floral forms.

Entry to the Garden will be free with a BS9 leaflet which are available at various outlets throughout the BS9 area, in the Garden Welcome Lodge and reception area.

Betty Marten