The Cookham and Maidenhead Arts Trail 2019 will take place Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th 2019, from 10am till 6pm each day.
Now in its sixth year, the Cookham and Maidenhead Arts Trail (CAMAT) keeps moving from strength to strength. In 2019 the trail is welcoming 16 new participants, across a range of mediums from painting and ceramics to glass and sculpture and textiles. With a total of 38 participating artists, this is CAMAT’s biggest year to date, with new venues added to the trail that spans a 5-mile radius in and around Cookham and Maidenhead.
Designed by the organisers to be walked or cycled in a day, the venues are numbered according to the suggested route of the trail starting in Maidenhead then up to Cookham, returning to Maidenhead and finishing in the south of the town.
A free and non-profit community event, CAMAT’s aim is to promote the area’s finest arts, crafts and makers, inviting members of the public - both local and further afield - to meet the artists and craftspeople in their homes, studios and exhibition venues.
Participant in the Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year, Maidenhead artist Inge du Plessis has been taking part in the trail for three years, “every year so far” she says, “I have thoroughly enjoyed the process of showing and talking to people about my work. As artists, we work in relative isolation while communicating so much through our work, so it feels like bringing the work into the light and air when we get to share them.”
A new-comer to the trail, silversmith and jewellery maker showing at the Aldebury Rd location in Maidenhead, Grant Forsyth believes that “art isn't just about “making something 'nice', it can enrich our lives, bring us closer together and also help us make sense of a very confusing world.”
There will be a group exhibition displaying a selection of work in the basement gallery at Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Maidenhead SL6 4PF from 3rd to 22nd of September.
Kind sponsors to the trail include From the Kiln, Craft Coop, Crazy About Framing, Blue Matchbox, Picture This Art & Framing, Shanly Foundation and The Cookham Festival.
Full details of the trail can be found here www.camat.org.uk