A lovely event that punches above its weight when it comes to talent, creativity and originality.
The number 13 may be unlucky for some, but not for Oxton Art Fair, which this year is even bigger and better with 21 professional and semi-professional artists showcasing their work. Exhibiting across three rooms of the Williamson Art Gallery, established members, new members and annual guests will showcase a diverse mix of interesting and innovative quality art to suit every pocket. Visitors can expect to see; striking contemporary art, delicate hand-crafted jewellery, beautifully created ceramics, sculpture, textiles, printmaking, photography and everything in between.
The Oxton Art Fair started in 2004 by a group of friends who were aware that there was a core of artists residing in the area. Along with an influx of artists formerly of the area returning from overseas and newcomers attracted to the community atmosphere and picturesque village, the Oxton Art Fair was born. All of the member-artists and craftspeople live in Oxton. From the handmade and heartfelt to the delicate and desirable; shopping local has never been so easy.
Viewed as Wirral’s must visit pre-Christmas event, it gives both gift buyers and browsers a chance to chat to the artists about their work and if they choose, buy a truly individual piece. This year the fair will be opened by former Oxton Artist and Honorary Fellow at JMU, ceramic sculptor, Emma Rodgers. Last year’s event was opened by children’s author, and illustrator, Cathy Cassidy, who says: “I was thrilled to be asked along to speak at the opening night, and even more thrilled to meet the makers. The bonus was that I managed to do a good chunk of my Christmas shopping without even trying”
Where: Williamson Art Gallery & Museum Slatey Road, Birkenhead – CH43 4UE.
When: Sat November 26, (10am-5pm) and Sun November 27 (10am-4pm).
There will be refreshments for sale in the gallery café all weekend along with children’s activities.