The inaugural exhibition of the recently formed Woodford Arts Group was hailed a resounding success by organisers, following a good turnout over a weekend in June. The three-day display at Packfords Hotel showcased work by local artists, including the group’s founder Julia Brett.
“I was knocked out by the amount of visitors over the three days. People seemed genuinely delighted to find art by local people at a local venue. And the question most asked was ‘when are we holding our next one?’” said Julia, who established the group at the end of last year to help local creatives share and showcase their talents and create an awareness of local art. As a thank you to the exhibition hosts, Debra Packford was presented with a framed illustration of the hotel, drawn by Darren Evans.
The art group – which is open to all Woodford-based artists – hopes to hold two events annually, with plans being developed for a second event to take place in the autumn.