The Riverly Club is playing proud host to 18 textile, glass, ceramic and canvass artworks as a prelude to the Oxfordshire Artweeks festival, taking place throughout this month. The taster exhibition has been well attended by members of the local community as well as residents from the Bridge House and The Riverly Club members.
At the exhibition’s opening, David Pollock, the Chair of the Artweeks Board made a speech to attendees where he looked forward to a successful Artweeks festival as well as admiring the exhibits at the taster event.
The event is testimony to the growing relationship enjoyed between The Riverly Club and Artweeks, with The Riverly Club sponsoring the festival which takes places throughout May. Additionally, several pieces of art from local artists adorn the social club’s décor.
The Riverly Club lies adjacent to and is partnered with Bridge House, a stunning new care development offering the highest standard of residential, nursing and dementia care for up to 71 residents. Residents of Bridge House can access The Riverly Club facilities, creating excellent opportunities for socialising and building and maintaining friendships with older people in the wider community.
Maggie Griffith, Manager of The Riverly Club and Bridge House, said:
“The Artweeks taster exhibition at The Riverly Club was a fantastic start to what is going to be a great festival. We were delighted to be able to admire the 18 artists’ exhibitions before the Artweeks festival kicked off.
“The Riverly Club is a superb facility for the community of Abingdon and our relationship with Artweeks is a great benefit for the visitors to The Riverly Club as well as allowing us to support artistic endeavour in Oxfordshire.”