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Local Artist Reveals Buxton Festival Design

Added on: 30th January, 2012 by Sally_2888

Local Artist Reveals Buxton Festival Design

Ingrid Karlsson-Kemp with her commission 'A magic night at the Opera'

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Mon, 30 January 2012

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Swedish born Mixed Media artist Ingrid Karlsson-Kemp has revealed her exclusive design for the front cover of this year’s Buxton Festival brochure.

Ingrid was commissioned by the Festival’s organisers last September, and following months of work ‘A magic night at the opera’, was officially revealed at the Friends of Buxton Festival’s AGM at the Lee Wood Hotel on Friday (27th Jan). During the meeting Ingrid also delivered a presentation to over 50 members giving an insightful explanation of the creative thinking behind the piece.

Ingrid, who lives and works from her home-studio in Upper Dovedale moved to the region in 2003. Speaking of her involvement with the festival Ingrid said: “I was delighted and honoured when the organisers initially approached me.

“My work is generally inspired by personal experiences and this piece is no exception. My aim was to capture the magic of a Festival evening at Buxton’s Opera House - which I think I have achieved.”

An active member of the local arts community, Ingrid is also a member of the prestigious Peak District Artisans group which holds its annual Great Dome Art Fair during the festival in July. Most recently she has also been selected as an Olympic ambassador to champion Derbyshire in the run-up to the Olympics later this year. This year is set to be an eventful and exciting year for Ingrid.

Buxton Festival runs from 7-25th July, the brochure will be available from April.
For more information on Ingrid Karlsson-Kemp please visit her website
For more information on Buxton Festival please visit

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