Martin Andrews writes:
“I first got to know Whiteknights in the early seventies as a student and I am still here in Reading fifty years later after a career as a museum designer and then a lecturer in graphic design at the University. Art has always been at the centre of my life and my involvement in the Whiteknights Trail and the Two Rivers Press, both central to the cultural life of the town, has been a source of great joy.”
Martin recently recorded a short video in which he talks about the Whiteknights campus, the Old Dairy on Upper Redlands Road which inspired his painting in the book, and takes us on a personal tour of his studio in Caversham. Take a look!
In a normal year, towards the end of May we would be looking forward to the annual Whiteknights Studio Trail, where our local artists and craftspeople open their houses. This is the trail’s 20th year, and in a joint venture with the Whiteknights Studio Trail, Two Rivers Press is delighted to publish a beautiful celebratory book, The Art and History of Whiteknights, which features 28 artworks all inspired by the Whiteknights area of Reading. The featured artists have all exhibited on the trail over the years, and in the unfortunate absence of the trail itself in 2020 (it will be back in 2021!) we hope that this book will remind you of the wealth of creative talent in our locality, as well as inspiring you to reflect more deeply on the history and roots of this special part of town.