Stained glass | 24-06-2021

Contemporary glass artists feature at AppArt in Surrey

After it was postponed in 2020, the popular AppArt art exhibition and sculpture trail is back on track in 2021 and takes place from 10-25 July in Godalming, Surrey.

This annual event has built a solid following of interior designers and art enthusiasts over the years. It comprises an indoor display of artworks, sculptures and paintings in a variety of media and styles, with an outdoor sculpture trail laid out throughout the Gertrude Jekyll-inspired gardens.

Among the nearly 300 artists taking part are several glass artists, whose work covers a variety of skills, including blown glass, fused glass, stained glass and mixed media. Glass art will feature both indoors and outdoors and there will be some impressive work from Adam Aaronson, Linda Banks, Juliet Derwent, Sami El-Dahshan, Julie Noles and Joe Szabo.

AppArt is held at Prior’s Field School, which itself is worth visiting for its Arts and Crafts Movement architecture. The school provides a fitting backdrop to all the artworks, having been designed by the revered architect, Charles Francis Annesley Voysey. The building was completed in 1900 and the gardens he laid out were planted in a sympathetic, Gertrude Jeykell style by the owners, Julia and Leonard Huxley. Julia opened the building as a Prior’s Field School in 1902.

In all, there are 750 artworks to see. Organiser and curator, Evelyn Phillips, is a respected and established interior designer and her trained eye ensures all the artworks selected are of the best quality, with something to suit every taste and interior space.

The AppArt Exhibition and Sculpture trail is open every day from 10am to 4pm from Saturday 10 July to Sunday 25 July, at Prior’s Field School, Priorsfield Road, Godalming, Surrey GU7 2RH. Admission is free. It is advisable to book free tickets for the Opening Day. They can be obtained via Eventbrite here.

Numbers will be restricted in the indoor exhibition. Masks will need to be worn and social distancing maintained. There will be no restrictions outside, but visitors are requested to maintain social distancing.

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Image: Stepping stones by Sami El-Dahshan.

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