A feast for the eyes at Buxton Fringe

PRESS RELEASE: For immediate release June 3rd 2021

This year’s Buxton Fringe (July 7-25) offers a feast for the eyes with something to suit every taste in its popular Visual Arts category.

The Buxton Spa Prize invites visitors to vote for their favourite entry in the much-loved annual en plein air competition, celebrating Buxton and its breath-taking backdrops. The Green Man Gallery Artists are offering a vibrant exhibition of paintings, print-making, drawings, ceramics, textiles and mixed media in Where We Are Now. In Considered Consolidation, Buxton artist Louise Jannetta shows that contemplation permits a plentiful emptiness where anything can appear without obstructions.

Funny Wonders are back with their Buxton Flowerpot Trail offering family fun sure to bring a smile to people of all ages, while Art Up Close will have people searching the trees in the Pavilion Gardens for their intriguing sculptures in the Up Here Sculpture Trail. Art on the Railings from Buxton Art Trail meanwhile brings paintings and artworks to the Pavilion Gardens’ Broad Walk. In the Pavilion Gardens building, Mary Gwen is presenting an installation of Welsh hats suspended from the ceiling in an exploration of identity, culture and sense of place entitled Keep It Under Your Hat.

Local photographer Geoff Shoults tells the story of winter in Winter Woods and other Landscapes with evocative and atmospheric photos of woodlands, mostly within walking distance of Buxton. Chapel Camera Club is inviting 'just for fun' entries in the Buxton Photo Challenge 2021 - take six photos, on six themes, in six hours. There are no prizes but it represents an enjoyable challenge to sharpen up photography skills.

Fringe marketing officer Stephanie Billen adds: “Buxton is a mecca for artists and with events still coming in to the Fringe, it looks as if visitors will be able to see some fabulous creations in every medium and perhaps even be inspired to have a go themselves!”

Details of all Fringe events are on www.buxtonfringe.org.uk and the free to download Buxton Fringe App.

The Fringe wishes to thank High Peak Borough Council, the Fringe Friends and the town’s many Fringe supporters and venues.



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