Tomorrow we open our gates for the final Art in Action festival after 40 glorious years of demonstrating and educating across the arts. Here is an image from 2004 which features in our retrospective '40 Years' Exhibition held in Waterperry House... 1 day to go; roll on tomorrow!
We're just a little bit excited about seeing the first few artists' pieces arriving... Portrait by Mary Cook in the Newcomers Tent --- follow us on Snapchat 'artinaction' for live updates on festival set-up here at Waterperry!
"The best thing about Art in Action is the construction team. They're setting up here for two weeks before we open. They're the bricks and mortar of the festival; without them it just wouldn't happen" Ed Murray Head of Construction fills us in on what he considers the best part of Art in Action #ArtinAction2016
"The best thing about Art in Action is everyone coming together from far and wide. To see everyone making teaching and volunteering not for their own benefit but for something greater than themselves" @simonthesteward one of the principal organisers of Art in Action on his favourite aspect of the festival. #ArtinAction2016
Icelandic design collective Vík Prjónsdóttir collaborates with countryside knitting factory Víkurprjón to make its snuggly textiles. It bases the playful patterns of its cover-alls—like this glorious animal-shaped Baby Seal blanket for your little one—on native customs, folklore, and the country’s characteristic climate.