Ashburton Arts Trail 2024

A new independent arts studio trail “Ashburton Artists & Artisans” will take place from the 31 May – 2nd June 2024 featuring the work of 27 artists, including a studio opened in memory of pastel artist Tom Walker who sadly died soon after signing up for the event.

Click here to download a PDF of the map – Ashburton Arts Trail map PDF

Experienced artists and newcomers alike will also be sharing their art and their stories:

  • Jane Cabrera is raising money so she can head back to art school to concentrate on her painting after 40 years as a successful author and illustrator of children’s books.
  • Feltmaker Paloma Suarez is opening her new community space Village Soul where she will be showing her Dartmoor wool felt hangings.
  • Minna Gibbs-Nicholls will be putting on show her 100% recycled jewellery.

These are just a few of the fascinating artists that people will meet over the weekend up close and personal in their quirky places of work. Ashburton is a town establishing itself as the most vibrant cultural destination in South Devon as innovative new galleries such Field System, Fab and The Burleve Gallery set up alongside bustling pop up craft markets, restaurants with national reputation, existing antiques and collectible galleries flourish and a thriving Arts Centre.

All those taking part are rooted in the culture of this Dartmoor town and include painters, ceramicists, printers, textile artists, jewellers, photographers, sculptors and others who defy definition. Artists include Courtney Arnold, Jane Bark, Cea Blyth, Mark Burley , Jane Cabrera, Tati Dennehy, Cliff Ellis, Minna Gibbs-Nicholls, Rachel Griffin, Jess Heard, Mark Jesset, Jam , Rob Manners, Yume Martin, Alex Murdin, Philipa Newport, Sylvie Nicholls, Liz Ogilvie, Rachel Phillpot, Flavia Pinto, Sue Potter, Sarah Richardson, Cara Roxanne, Geoff Sellick, Andrew Stacey, Paloma Suarez and Tom Walker

Ashburton Artists and Artisans was instigated by Sylvie Nicholls, potter and glass maker living in Ashburton. The organisation was formed to promote artists and crafts in Ashburton through group exhibitions, markets, and events. The organisation has already held successful craft markets in the town.

Download the trail map and artists pages here:

Ashburton Arts Trail page 1

Asburton Arts Trail page 2

Ashburton Arts Trail map PDF