Sparksartists was formed in 2001 – 8 artists of various specialisms including painting, printmaking, book arts, textiles and mixed media who have a common commitment to their work as individual visual artists but also have a desire to collaborate and share ideas and experiences in a variety of areas of community arts.

They have won awards for promoting visual arts participation within their community. Especially as part of the International drawing project “The Big Draw” in various locations in the Thame area since its inception 20 years ago. They have curated exhibitions in Thame Museum and Buckinghamshire County Museum as well as an exhibition at a National Trust Property in Norfolk in 2018.

Sparksartists will provide a series of connected mixed media art works that will hang from Thame library’s balcony. The works are titled “ Overview ” partly inspired by the recent Maps exhibition at the Bodleian Library, Oxford.