On Saturday, August 4, Aardvark Books is launching Summer Sextet, a new group exhibition featuring six artists, curated by Rob Fountain, which encompasses ceramics, sculptures, paintings, prints and drawings.

This is the second collaboration between Rob Fountain and Aardvark Books, and it marks a new departure in the relationship, with Rob taking on responsibility for the hanging and aesthetics of the exhibition.

As Rob Fountain writes: "I live a few miles west of Aardvark Books close to Bleddfa in the Powys hills, and I have followed the development of Aardvark’s exhibition programme over some years, since their first art show a decade ago. In 2015 I put together a show at Aardvark called Take Five, and I was also very pleased to have my work included in last year’s landmark ceramic show ‘Fire and Earth’. I was delighted to be invited to return to curate Summer Sextet at Aardvark this year."

The title Summer Sextet was chosen partly because the exhibition features six artists (alongside Rob are fellow ceramicist Basil Titford, sculptor David Howorth and artists Kathy Heinzelmann, Brian Lammas and Kevin Street), partly because a number of the works feature the idea of seasonality and of the changes of the year, and partly owing to the musical talents of some of the artists involved.

The day after the exhibition opens, on Sunday, August 5, the village of Brampton Bryan holds its annual Scarecrow Sunday event the theme of which this year is celebrating music, and visitors to the exhibition will also enjoy some live music on the Sunday.

All works in the exhibition are for sale and prices range from £40 to £1,000. Free entry and parking.

The exhibition runs at Aardvark Books in Brampton Bryan from August 4 to 19 and is open every day to visitors during Aardvark’s usual opening hours.