Veronica Stewart was passionate in her support of the arts. This Trust was established in Veronica’s memory by her friends and family, to reflect that passion and continue that support. The Trust awards annually the practice of emerging artists, to encourage and promote creative development. A different art form will be recognised each year for five years.
2016: The Year of Painting when we will be funding established art therapist Cyndy Walker to create a programme of tutelage for a fine arts undergraduate aspiring to explore and develop the therapeutic aspects of his/her work. The student would work alongside Cyndy in a series of creative workshops for a group of people defined by health professionals as potentially benefiting from art therapy. We envisage that work emerging from these sessions may be included in a VSAT fundraising picture exhibition.
The Trustees of VSAT are pleased to announce that a Bristol based company, Thimble Theatre, has been chosen to receive the Drama award for 2015.
The Trust is delighted that the Ageas Salisbury International Arts Festival is including their performance piece in the Festival programme on the 1st and 2nd of June 2015; the performances will be showcased in the Salberg Theatre, Salisbury Playhouse, Malthouse Lane, Salisbury. Wiltshire SP2 7RA
The exhibition 'Material Connections Across The Ages' is now closed. The Trust is very happy that it attracted such a large number of visitors. This has been a most successful collaboration with the National Trust. Sculptures were sold and commissions taken.
The Trust would be pleased to hear from anyone who may have further interest in any of the artists who exhibited.
Annet Stirling, Man Begehrt, 2005, Burlington grey slate
Charlotte Mayer, Largo, 1998, bronze edition of 6
Elisabeth Frink, Leonardos Dog 1990, bronze edition of 6
Gary Breeze, Tempietto (with Salisbury Cathedral mason's marks) 2014, Portland limestone
Gary Hayton, Fibonacci forms, 2013, wool, acetate
Gillian McCormick, The Journey, 2012, Stained Glass
Jacki Parry, Blue Twist, 2014, hand cast abaca pape
Jane Hall, Lady of the Woods, 2005, silk fibres, 3D hand embroidered & painted
Jay Battle, Ikkuma, 2009, bronze edition of 5
Karen Howarth, Random Lines, 2010, black clay with coloured slips and glaze
Laura Ellen Bacon, Passing Through, 2014, Somerset Willow
Linda Landers, Dr. Faustus, Christopher Marlowe, 2004; Artist Book ed. 1/100, linocut & letterpress
Mary Spencer Watson, Muse, c.1950, terracotta
Patricia Low, Little Owl, 2013, white earthenware clay, raw oxides, lead glaze
Peter Randall-Page, Iron Husk I, 1998, cast iron
Richard Jackson, Moments of Truth, 2014, cast glass
Roger Stephens, Nunc Dimittis, 2011, alabaster
Sally Fawkes, Notation VIII, 2014, cast, polished, mirrored, engraved glass and paint
Sher Christopher, The Tempest, 2013, paper