West Berkshire Museum presents Cover to Cover during May 2018, an exhibition of the sketchbook project by 24 Open Studios artists.
Artists of various disciplines worked to these themes with a starting point at West Berkshire Museum: Collecting and Value, Photographs (and drawings), Maps, Pattern and Detail, Purpose, Messages, Feathers and Fur and Cabinets of Curiosity.
Each artist was given a sketchbook book to work on by pasting, cutting, painting, drawing, in short, transforming it and exploring the given theme as they saw fit. The artists were free to develop their themes in any direction they wished according to their understanding and practice and interacting with members of their group. Group sizes varied and each group of artists will provide a small surprising output to give back to the museum on their chosen theme.
Come and see the result of this innovative collaborative project, and browse calmly through all the participating sketchbooks on display. Enjoy the richness of exploration and inspiration created by the artists.