Sue Prince – Isolation Chronicles

Festival: 2020
Event type: Visual Art

Event dates:

Saturday 12th September, 2020 - 10am - 4pm
Sunday 13th September, 2020 - 10am - 4pm

Sue Prince is a contemporary British folk artist creating folk art paintings in traditional egg tempera (inspired by Swedish folk art) – it’s like folk music only paint!

Sue tells stories, responding to current events including the COVID-19 pandemic, celebrating rural life and commenting on our society.

Community folk art projects have become an important part of her work. From a Swedish Saga with 25 participants to the history of Ashbourne with over 170 participants, she uses folk art to empower groups and communities to tell their own shared stories. The resultant art works become treasured heirlooms for the communities. On 26th January 2020 Sue appeared on BBC Countryfile preparing her community painting for Bamford in the Peak District National Park.

The Festival Trustees are delighted that Sue is exhibiting a small selection of the paintings she produced each day during lockdown, in St Mary’s Church right in the centre of Wirksworth.

The exhibition will be held in the south transept on the Sat 12 and  Sunday 13 September, from 10am – 4pm, where Sue will be available to talk about her work and sell her prints.

We are very grateful for support from the Leek United Building Society in memory of Brian Rostron for this exhibition.

Framing by the Wirksworth Framing Company.


St Mary’s Church

The event is suitable for the following age groups:

  • Families
  • Under 3 years
  • 3+
  • 7+
  • 14+
  • 18+

There will be measures in place to make sure social distancing rules are maintained in St. Mary's Church for this small exhibition.

Sue Prince – Isolation Chronicles