Artists in Residence


The Abbey School, Reading is hosting a special exhibition featuring art from all 38 local artists who are exhibiting as part of the Whiteknights Artists Studio Trail 2022. The exhibition, in The Abbey’s Turret House Gallery, is titled 20 x 20 – 2022, and work will be sold in aid of The British Red Cross – Ukraine Appeal

The Abbey will be one of the 24 venues, open during the walking tour on 11 & 12 June, 11am-6pm. Art on display will include the work of our Artists in Residence,  Kristin Rawcliffe, Emily Kelly and Liz Mackereth

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Emily Kelly is a printed textile designer, illustrator and mural painter who has worked in New York, London and India. Her work is highly decorative and colourful, and she is inspired by nature, textures, collected ceramics and Indian textiles.

Emily works in coloured pencils, acrylics, inks and photoshop, and loves to layer her drawings, combine contrasting styles, techniques and scales.

Kristin Rawcliffe is a portrait and figurative artist working in oils using traditional techniques with the addition of vibrant colour  to convey life, expression and emotion. 

Kristin recently completed an MA in Fine Art at the University of Reading where she experimented with larger, narrative works and has exhibited at solo and group shows in London and the South East, including the Society of Women Artists and ING Discerning Eye.

Emily said: “I’m enjoying sharing my work and time with the Abbey School and looking forward to being part of the Whiteknights Studio Trail”

Kristin said: “I am passionate about sharing peoples’ stories and emotions through paint and have loved sharing my working process with the girls at The Abbey School this year. I’ve also loved working with Emily and having the opportunity to take inspiration from how she works, in particular playing with gelli printing!”

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