10 – 11 & 17-18 July
This year’s Moseley Festival sees the return of the Moseley Art Trail. As anyone who walked the route last year will know, the Moseley Art Trail provides a unique experience to view local art rooted in its vernacular context and gives visitors a rare chance to chat to the artists’ about their work. Back with popular demand and building on last years success the new and improved Art Trail will be more compact than last year; featuring more contributing artists and encompassing fewer venues to stop tired, achey feet getting in the way of a good long explore of the art on offer.
The 2010 exhibitions are being held in, and around, local shops, pubs and artistic establishments of Moseley. The back garden of an Edwardian house in Cotton Lane, surrounded by the hand crafted musical instruments at Moseley Violins, in Moseley’s O’Neill’s pub – great news if you fancy a cheaky bev- and Woodbridge Gallery. Pieces will also be displayed around St Anne’s Church.
This year’s Trail will feature work from the favourite faces of last year, and a few rising stars. Local artist Susan McClure is opening up the painting studio in a back room of her Chantry Road house for the Trail, and this year she is sharing her studio space with local artist and friend, Misbah Al Haqqe. Misbah will be debuting her work at the art trail as part of her first public exhibition.
Perfect whether you are browsing to buy or you are just looking to embrace a bit of local culture and have a potter around; the walking Art Trail launches on Saturday the 10th of July and runs over both the 10th-11th, and the 17th-18th July weekends.