Original illustration by Cathy MacLennan
What is the Wokingham Art Trail?
The Wokingham Art Trail provides a platform for local artists to exhibit their work within the Wokingham community and surrounding area. We strive to create a varied and interesting experience for visitors by selecting a wide range of artists who create high quality, unique and innovative work.
How does the application process work?
An online application form is made available to artists at the beginning of each year. Every artist must submit an application along with several images of their work, even if they have exhibited previously. This ensures that work included on the trail is always fresh and interesting. New applicants are also asked to bring their work to a selection day, where we check for quality, originality and presentation.
How does the selection process work?
During the selection process, preference is given to artists based within the Wokingham Borough. Artists based further afield are considered if there are spaces remaining. Successful artists are informed as soon as possible.
Where will my work be exhibited?
Where possible, we encourage artists to exhibit in their own studios and to run demonstrations during the trail. While visitors are always very interested to see finished work, they are usually equally keen to understand how and where artists make. We understand that exhibiting in a studio isn’t an option for all artists and have great partnerships with a number of venues in Wokingham. The committee places artists without studios into groups and provides each group with a venue.
When can I apply?
Applications for the 2020 Wokingham Art Trail are now open. Everything you need to know about this year's application process can be found here. If you would like to be considered please complete and submit the application form below and send four high resolution photos of your work to firstname.lastname@example.org by 31st March 2020. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Best of luck!