Valerie Anne Dearlove 'oh lets dance'

From Wittenham Clumps to Henley, in excess of 75 artists and makers from in and around Wallingford are throwing open their doors and welcoming you to see their work, from now until May 22.

And to help you find them all, a new ‘Wallingford and Surrounding Areas’ map has been designed for Oxfordshire Artweeks to help plan your route and decide which of the studios, venues and exhibitors to visit. There is also a Google Map to help take you straight to the artist’s door!

Jayne Ford painting

Oxfordshire Artweeks is the country’s largest and longest running Open Studio event, open to young and old, professionals and amateurs and celebrating its 40th anniversary this year.

Artweeks is superb for artists of all visual disciplines to share their joy of their craft to the public, who can be inspired to try it themselves or enjoy the artistry of ordinary people who love to draw, paint, pot, weave or sculpt, and visitors might even get a cup of tea and biscuit or a glass of wine. What’s not to like? says Geoffrey Harcourt who is exhibiting his paintings in Benson.

Kevin Emmerson

Ayres House Studios is just one of the venues on the Wallingford art map where 15 professional artists and makers will be working from their studios, gallery and garden in the former rectory during Oxfordshire Artweeks.  

From ceramics, painting, drawing, sculpture, video, sound, installation, mosaics, photography, print to textiles, upholstery, conservation and writing, there is so much to see, including work by new members artist and illustrator Hannah McCague, Rachel Ashman‘s textiles and print, Bob Pickford‘s pottery and Jackie Pearce‘s conceptual art.

Jackie Pearce

Artist and studio manager Emma Souter says: “Its great to hear the positive responses we’ve had from the public over the last year.

“Last years Artweeks really helped raise awareness of the local talent and creative services available at the studios, and we hope for more of the same this year.” Find out more at 

Hannah Mccague-Illustration

Details about all the artists and venues on the Wallingford Art Trail can be found in the free Artweeks Guides and ‘Follow the Trail’ posters and maps. Keep an eye out locally or Scan the QR codes to get all the information digitally. Follow on Facebook and Instagram @wallingfordareaartweeks and online at