Discover diverse local art in Steyning summer trail

S24012H13-SteyningArtTrail''Steyning Art Trail at Osbourn Humphries. Pictured is Andie Armstrong with her water colours. Steyning.
S24012H13-SteyningArtTrail''Steyning Art Trail at Osbourn Humphries. Pictured is Andie Armstrong with her water colours. Steyning.

MORE than 50 local artists across 22 different venues have come together to create the Steyning art summer trail.

MORE than 50 local artists across 22 different venues have come together to create the Steyning art summer trail.

Until Sunday, venues across Steyning and Bramber will be open to the public with a huge variety of arts and events happening every day.

Jonathan Corballis, event co-ordinator, said: “Any community is the poorer without art and craft as part of its culture. I would like to encourage those who don’t normally think that art is for them to visit. There is a wide range of talents to be seen.

“There are paintings, of course, but also ceramics of all sorts, jewellery, print making, wood turned objects, sculptures including outdoor ones, cards, stone cutting, and some demonstrations.”

Granville Cayley, a watercolour artist who translates Edwardian photos into paintings many of which are located in Steyning, said: “Art is absolutely essential to a community and so important to society.”

Wendy Barratt, graphic designer, said: “Working as an artist is quite a lonely occupation as you need to be alone with your thoughts and have your own space in order to investigate and develop those ideas. I therefore think that it is important to meet up with other artists who have an understanding of this way of working and who also have an artists way of looking and thinking.

“The atmosphere between the artists seems really positive and supportive and everyone is keen to make connections. The response we have had from the locals has been extremely positive.”

For the full list of venues, map and artists see www.steyningarts.co.uk