Matt has been very good to us in previous years, always placing an advertisement for Swindon Open Studios in the brochure. This year however he agreed to have an artist's painting on the front of the brochure, so images from about 25 artists were submitted to him. You can see behind Matt's head the painting of a woman in red by Tim Carroll which appears on the cover of the brochure, his was the winning entry. Not only has Matt used Tim's image on the front, but we have a page of runner's up inside as well as the usual advert for SOS. I'll show photos of the launch and then get to the arty bits.
Roger Ogle Tweeted some lovely videos of it, you can see one if you click on the link.
And Jane Milner-Barry's painting of Richard Jefferies' bedroom:
The advertisement for SOS uses one of Rachel Pryor's pieces, Trinity:
If you haven't yet got your brochure, they are available at the Central Library, the Wyvern Theatre, Arts Centre and lots of other places. Book as soon as possible for whatever you want to see, tickets are selling fast.