A Treasure Hunt with a Difference!

Escape Community Art and The MAD Museum have teamed up with the Stratford upon Avon Arts Festival to offer an enjoyable Arts Trail that the whole family will enjoy!











  From Thursday 23rd May until 2nd June 2013

Explore more of Stratford-upon-Avon’s town and its artists.

Find all of the hidden pieces of automata and receive a 50% off discount at The MAD Museum!

Download and print the map here.

Alternatively, you can pick a map up from any of the listed venues.

MAD Automata

At each of the venues, The MAD Museum has placed a piece of automata at each of the venues.  Note down which

Find all 11 pieces of automata and get a 50% discount at The MAD Museum.

(Sheep Street, Stratford upon Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 6EF)


  List of Venues and Exhibiting Artists

Mckechnies– Independent tea and coffee bar

37 Rother Street, Stratford upon Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 6LP

Exhibiting at Mckechnies….

Anya Symons 

Fine art painter.  “I take inspiration from the magical beauty of the maturate world around us and enjoy working with a variety of mixed media to create colourful, textural pieces of art.”

Web: www.anyasimmons.co.uk


The Encore   – British gastropub

1 Bridge Street, Stratford upon Avon, Warwickshire. CV37 6AB

Exhibiting at The Encore….

Jo Wade

“I work with oils on canvas mostly but I like mixed media and experimenting with photographic imagery on my computer.”

email: jowade06@aol.com

Maureen Rickhards

“My reference for painting is my camera. Landscapes are mainly in oils in which colour becomes important, reducing the detail. I use fresh flowers for water colour.”

email: m.rickhards@sky.com


The Bear – Free House and Kitchen, traditional English pub

Swan’s Nest Hotel,  Stratford upon Avon, Warwickshire. CV37 7LT

Exhibiting at The Bear…

Phillip Williams

Digital and conventional photography, graphic and design.

An eclectic mix of photographs spanning over 30 years, culled from both Phil’s professional career and his own personal interest.

Web: www.phillipwilliamsdesign.com

Natalie O’Keeffe

Photographer and Artist

O’Keeffe’s work explores the relationship between light, geometric shapes and lines which structure the rural and urban environments which she works and lives in.

Web: www.natalieokeeffe.com


The One Elm – British gastropub

1 Guild Street, Stratford upon Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 6QZ

Exhibition at The One Elm…

Claire Henley

Claire is a professional children’s book illustrator, greetings card designer and fine artist. Her paintings are exhibited widely both locally and in the West Country.

Web: www.clairehenleyart.co.uk


The Church Street Townhouse – luxurious bar, dinning and rooms

16 Church Street, Stratford upon Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 6HB

Exhibiting at The Church Street Townhouse…

Julie de Bastion

Oil Paintings

Landscape inspired 2D works, depicting the spirit of place. Visual and imaginative emotive response to the sensual and ineffable poetics of space, movement, and light.

Web: www.julie.debastion.com


Vinegar Hill & Co – Gifts, books and accessories

11 Meer Street, Stratford upon Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 6QB

Exhibiting at Vinegar Hill & Co…

Ingrid Gibbs – Milliner

Ingrid Gibbs is a local bespoke milliner who creates one off headpieces tailor made for each individual client

Web: www.mistressmilliner.co.uk



Stratford Picture House – Cinema

Windsor Street, Stratford upon Avon, Warwickshire. CV38 6NL

Exhibiting at Stratford Picture House…..

Manik Singh – Graphic artist

Email: maniksingh@btinternet.com


Stratford upon Avon’s Visitor Information Centre

Bridgefoot, Stratford upon Avon, Warwickshire. CV37 6GW.

Exhibiting at Stratford’s VIC…..

Simon Gummer

Simon Gummer is a fine art photographer whose work explores the broad boundaries between science, culture and art. Simon currently teachers at Stratford upon Avon college.

Web: www.simongummer.com


Visual Arts Pop Up Shop – Promoting Local Artwork

Town Square, Stratford upon Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 6JW


Escape Studio Window

Escape Studio, Town Square, Stratford upon Avon, Warwickshire. CV37 6JW

Exhibiting in the window of the Escape Studio….

“The Art Peddler”

Stratford Schools Railway project

A collection of work by BTEC Level 3 Art & Design students from Stratford upon Avon College, showcasing a range of 2D and 3D pieces.


The MAD Museum

Sheep Street, Stratford upon Avon, Warwickshire. CV37 6EF

Exhibiting in The MAD Museum’s garden…

 Sue Rew

“I take my inspiration from the natural world around me, using the colours, shapes, and tactile textures of my pebbles to create intricate patterns which are a feature of my designs.”

Web: www.suerewmosaics.co.uk




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