Burley Village Hall
Open Daily 10am - 5pm including Sundays
September 8th to 23rd 2012
Brainchild of Diana Hawkins and Suzan Houching, THE WOODLANDERS is a group of semi-professional, professional and amateur artists, woodcarvers and potters, based at Burley, near Ringwood, in Hampshire's spectacular New Forest. The artists are truly 'locals', living either in or around the forest area.
THE WOODLANDERS was originally formed over twenty years ago, when seven Forest artists got together to put on an exhibition sharing expenses. Many other local artists have taken part since and this year the group consists of nine painters, two woodcarvers and two potters.
The 2012 line up of artists
Christine Coney | Carole Dickson | Daphne Ellman | Brenda Farrell | Brian Harrild | Dennis Hill | Suzan Houching | Tony Mercier | Sarah-Lynn Sibley | Penny Stevens | Anne Toase | Joe Wilding | Brian Williams |
This year's private view will be opened by Alina Jenkins
What makes THE WOODLANDERS' exhibitions special is the busy programme of demonstrations by the artists throughout the exhibition period, when they are only too pleased to talk about their work. People flock to THE WOODLANDERS as they know they can relax, have a chat and enjoy the ambience for which the group is renowned over the 'best cup of tea in the village'. In fact many visitors spend all day with them!