Artist Talk: Art Trail Artists

The Chapel Allerton Arts Trail launches on Tuesday 26th August and we will be hosting our own very launch event at Inkwell from 6pm – 9pm. Many local businesses are taking part and their premises will be open for the community to view the work of several local artists. The trail offers great exposure for local artists and some of the artists exhibiting this year will also be taking part in our Artist Talk series on Thursday 28th August.

We welcome the following four local artists to Inkwell to talk about their work, influences and practice. We hope you will be able to join us for this unique opportunity and gain an insight into them as artists.

The talks starts at 6pm.

Refreshments will be available from our bar.


Helen Dryden

Helen is a visual artist who paints, draws and takes photographs. Her work is often garishly coloured. Abstract shapes or images from her subconscious mixed with figures from found photos. These three paintings are from a series which looks at the legendary rave culture of early 90’s Britain.



Nick Claidon

Nick Claiden’s glass sculptures use traditional techniques of stained glass; painting, etching and engraving with a new twist in that they incorporate fused glass and are set in hard wood and concrete bases.

Her work is strongly narrative, juxtaposing people, their body language and the environment through which they move.

Weeping Windows


Fred Pepper

Fred Pepper

Fred Pepper‘s work resembles storybook illustration, developed using appropriation and collage and realised in monoprint. The apparently allegorical images frequently deal in themes related to the interpretation of narratives of superstition and folklore, of gender politics, and of history and propaganda.


Jo Dunn

Jo Dunn is a Leeds-based artist who studied Fine Art in Liverpool and Leeds during the 1980s. Her paintings and short animated films have won awards in the UK and abroad. Jo exhibits and sells her work regularly. Current paintings include oil and watercolour landscapes and abstracts.






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