Art in Action celebrates the Diamond Jubilee

Thursday 19 January 2012

Art in Action is a festival of fine art and master craftsmanship that regularly attracts over 25,000 visitors over 4 days. This year it takes place from 19-22 July in the grounds of Waterperry House, Oxfordshire.

Around 150 artists demonstrate their skills in painting, sculpture, drawing, printmaking, ceramics, calligraphy, illustration, glass, metalwork, jewellery, nature in art, textiles, woodwork and more. Visitors can also experience live music and performing arts from around the world, hear lectures on a variety of subjects and learn from the teachers in the hugely popular practical classes. The event champions art in all forms and styles so visitors can find everything from traditional crafts to more contemporary art.

Highlights include:

1. Art in Action is celebrating the Diamond Jubilee with a marquee showcasing artists from Commonwealth countries. There will also be artists across all the sections using the Jubilee as a theme in their demonstrations

2. The Woodwork marquee will be renamed ‘One Oak’ in recognition of the culmination of the One Oak project, where a 222 year old oak felled in January 2010 has been used in a wide variety of projects

3. Returning for its 3rd year, International Arts will host artists from around the globe including two highly skilled tent makers from Cairo

4. The Sculpture section will take as its theme, monument, memorial and garden sculpture. A group of sculptors and stone carvers will show the process of designing and creating a work that can focus the memory on a particular person or event. We hope to share the sensitivity and creative skills that go into producing a lasting tribute.

You can see the full range of makers and find out more about ths event, by seeing website details below.


When: 19-22 July, 2012 (open 10am-5.30pm daily)

Where: Waterperry House, Near Wheatley, Oxford, OX33 1JZ

Tickets: Adults - £15 (Booked online £14.00); Senior citizens - £12 (Booked online £11.00); Concessions - £8 (Booked online £7.00); Child (9-17 years) - £5 (Booked online £4.00); Under-9s – Free. Family and season tickets available. Car parking free

Contact: Art in Action

Tel: 020 7381 3192


Images, from top to bottom:

1. Philip Nelson - Nature in Art

2. Simom Clements - Woodwork

3. Martin Damen - Woodwork

4. Anthony Wassell - Glass

5. Cathryn Shilling - Glass

6. Jeremy Winterbert - Glass

7. Anthony Theakston - Sculpture