From the Wyvern Theatre Gallery, we walked to the Central Library, according tot he brochure there were 10 artists there.
Mezzaluna Bags and Berets all beautifully made from scratch by Gill and Debbie www.mezzaluna.folksy.com were in the 'drum' area with Rachel Coyle www.online-marketing-swindon.com/xoxo who makes gorgeous jewellery and decorative products from fused glass, they were welcoming people to SOS as they entered the Library and did an excellent job of encouraging visitors to walk through the library to the former reference library where the rest of the artists were to be found.
Here is Rachel with her stall and the berets and handbags in the 'drum':
Gavin Salisbury had an amazing array of small things and information about his art, fiction, poetry and music. I have not been able to stop thinking about his piece with 2 extremely small swimmers in a small bath. I have asked if I can buy it, but Margaret Sadler has already done so, I'm hoping he can make some more. Watch out for Gavin's display in a tall glass cabinets in the Window Gallery soon. Here is a photo of some of his work:
Benoit Philippe was painting during both weekends. His finished picture can be seen on his blog: www.myfrencheasel.blogspot.com along with the Swindon Evening Advertiser article about him.
Here are a couple of our photos of Benoit:
Carmen B Norris has fortunately taken some wonderful photos of the library artists and their work, so please look at her blog on the 10th of September posting.
Bea Menier, our invaluable committee member and Chris Hinton shared a lovely room and enjoyed sharing their ideas with visitors.
Chris Dunn was there on Sundays so I missed seeing him. It's worth having a look at his blog, have a look at this year's entry to the Bath Prize 2012.
This space in the library would make such a perfect art gallery, could that possibly happen?
From the Library, we went into the Brunel Centre to find Swindon Artists Forum, a group of artists who have a gallery in one of the shops.
I was particularly attracted to a painting of Coate Water and the diving board by Robin Woodford: