Free equestrian art exhibition for Hurst Horse ShowBy Jon Nurse
June 21, 2012
A group of artists brought together by the internet has created some art on the hoof for Hurst Horse Show this weekend.
A free exhibition with an equestrian theme will be in Hurst Village Hall from 10am to 5pm on Saturday and Sunday.
One entry to the exhibition, by Julian Renouf of Bledlow titled Bareback, is made entirely of burned newspapers.
“I try to have a metamorphosis of everyday materials in my work. I like the theme of camouflage too – to make the viewer look deeper,” said the artist, who is also a part-time teacher at the Dolphin School in Hurst.
If viewers look deeper at Bareback they’ll also see cuttings from The Wokingham Times.
“I like to use The Wokingham Times for its colour. I enjoy reading newspapers, and putting them into my art is a way they can last forever.”
The exhibition is the brainchild of artist Liz Chaderton, who recently exhibited her popular watercolours at Dinton Pastures Country Park.
“I posted a message on the Berkshire Artists Network social networking site asking if anyone would like to join me in putting on an art show at the village hall,” she said. “To my delight eight other artists, most of whom I didn’t know, wanted to join in.
“It was all very spontaneous, which is why we’re calling it Art on the Hoof. We’ve now challenged each other to produce a work on an equestrian theme to include in the exhibition. There will be lots of other topics and many different mediums: drawing, painting, ceramics, sculpture, collage and glass work.”
The other artists who will feature in the exhibition are Hurst artist Jonathan de Mounteney, children’s story illustrator Alex Craggs, Sarah Pye, Este MacLeod, Nacera Guerin, Christine Rogers, and Jane Stewart.
The exhibition will run alongside the annual Hurst Horse Show, which features two days of horse competitions, dog displays, side stalls, terrier racing and more.
- For more information and a full programme of events, visit www.HurstHorseShow.org.uk