Calling all Mad Hatters! Discover your Spirit Animal at Wilderness Festival


We are absolutely thrilled to be collaborating with the award-winning Wilderness Festival, an unmissable 4-day extravaganza brimming with fantastic music, art, cuisine, performances and relaxation. This year the festival has a special addition of affordable art classes available.

Hat Tricks workshop at Wilderness Festival
Book here Friday 7.30 – 8.30pm / 7 August 2015

Heads up! Bridgeman Studio artist Holly Frean will be giving a workshop that aims to explore your conscience and unleash the spirit animal within. All you need are the provided tools and your boundless imagination in order to complete your transformation into a spectacular creature.

Dog, chicken, or perhaps unicorn… what’s your alter ego?



 Spaniel, 2015 / Holly Frean / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images  20 Chickens, 2014 / Holly Frean / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Artist Biography

Holly Frean is a London-based artist who studied Architecture at Oxford Brookes University, as well as Fine Art at Camberwell Art School and City & Guilds of London School of Art. In 2012 she won the National Open Art Competition Painting Prize awarded by Grayson Perry, and she now exhibits internationally with the Rebecca Hossack Gallery.

She has received a wide range of media coverage, including appearing on BBC Radio 4 and a short BBC Arts film. She also has work in the private collections of notable figures such as the Duchess of Northumberland, fashion designer Paul Smith and comedians Russell Howard and Lee Evans.




Holly Frean’s work is full of playful glimpses into the lives of artists and the history of art. Her colourful paintings are infused with a lightness of statement and spirit. Often, she explores the possibilities of building up pictures from multiple images arranged in a formal grid, to form unique patterns.

Discover more about Holly Frean on her website.


Fine Art, in a field…



© Pollyanna Illustration / Bridgeman Images © Wilderness Festival

Set inside a canvas marquee, the studio boasts a classroom space, exhibition shop and reception. From life drawing to graphic illustration, paper sculpture to collage, screen printing to lomography, Wilderness are working with contemporary partners to deliver art classes with a difference.

The aim is to not only expose the lay creative to new skills but to brush off the slightly middle-age dust associated with art classes, bringing a contemporary flavour. Read more

Wilderness Festival will take place this summer from 6 – 9 August in Cornbury Park, Oxfordshire.


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