The Artists Trail is an extension of febfest, an avenue to be creative and an opportunity for local artists’ work to be seen within the grounds of Auckland Castle and the interior of Escomb Saxon Church.
Inspired by the notion that the Deer House was perhaps once used as a gallery space allowing for the Prince Bishops visitors to view deer, Jane’s work explores the juxtaposition between beauty, the hunter and the hunted.
Inspired by the Auckland Castle's setting and history, encompassing ideas of sacrament and rites of passage, Ellie's work will explore life cycles.
Sheryl Jenkins Escomb Saxon Church
The interior stonework of Escomb Church, the imagery on medieval gravestones within the grounds and the cross-stitch designs on the church kneelers have been the inspiration for Sheryl’s animated piece.
The Artists Trail is a move in a completely new direction for Jackie, offering her the opportunity to explore the vast possibilities of working within the environment to enable her creativity.
Inspired by the famous Great Chases led by the Prince Bishops, Louise’s work explores contemporary deer stalking in Weardale, once the second largest hunting ground in England stocked with wild boar, wolves and deer – Beasts of the Warren.
Inspired by a particular group of trees in the grounds of the Auckland Castle Park Ruth’s sculpture appears to hang in space between the pine trees, incorporating light and movement, forcing one to examine the scene in a new way, giving a new sense of perspective.