Don’t miss Ilfracombe Art Trail this weekend

Work by Polly Morris

Work by Polly Morris - Credit: Archant

There’s tonnes to see and do around the town this Saturday and Sunday

Work by Paul Swailes

Work by Paul Swailes - Credit: Archant

Ilfracombe Art Trail takes over the town this Saturday and Sunday as dozens of artists throw open their doors to meet the public.

Now in its second year, the festival has some 29 venues and more than 50 gallery-standard artists plus something for all ages to enjoy.

There will be free workshops (for adults and children), music and poetry. Among the venues is ‘The Space’ at Emmanuel Church on Wilder Road, which hosts eight artists.

Artists taking part at other venues include former teacher Paul Swailes, whose mixed media celebrates North Devon’s countryside and coast.

Work by Robert Andrew

Work by Robert Andrew - Credit: Archant


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A 16-foot mural of the ‘tree of life’ painted on the stair wall Robert Andrew’s home is another trail sight, among fruit trees and mythical creatures also scattered around. Robert uses a range of media from abstract to sculptures.

While Sophie Cobb’s dream-like work is often inspired by nature, folklore and a ‘fairy tale’ element.

Trails maps are available from the Tourist Information Centre at the Landmark, venues around the town or from http://artilfracombe.co.uk

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