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L-R: Anne Axford, Caroline Knox and Morag Smith
Peter Allen with some of his work on display.

Despite the chill in the air only a warm welcome could be found at the private viewing of The Ryde Art Collective’s Upcycle Xmas Exhibition on Friday, which was followed by the group’s first ever pop-up art sale at Quarr Abbey over the weekend.

All the stops were pulled out for TRAC’s 5th anniversary year event with a beautifully decorated blue, white and silver Scandi themed gallery providing a complimentary backdrop to a stunningly varied plethora of arts and crafts.

Paintings, pottery, prints, jewellery and all manner of handcrafts using natural materials were on display.

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The pop up art sale offered breathtaking bargains with prices ranging from 50p to £50 – something to suit everyone’s pocket.

Freya Conway took lead on this exhibition with Katie Hobbs and Anne Axford as second leads. Katie made a bespoke Scandi cake in the TRAC colours, which tasted as good as it looked.

Photos by Graham Reading Photography.

Father Duncan with Freya Conway. Photos by Graham Reading Photography

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