Since 1997, Open Studios has regularly attracted wide audiences who come to take advantage of a rare opportunity to meet over 50 artists, see the inside of their studios and learn how they develop their practice.
So, as 2017 is our 20th anniversary, we have a lot to celebrate! Our programme of events begins with a launch party on Friday evening, featuring bars, The Pizza Bike, a Crotchet Bar and yarn bombing, as well as live music from the samba band, Batala and gypsy jazz from The Water Gypsies.
Our Roper Gallery will be hosting an exhibition of work “20 years of this ...” representing artists, past and present, showing pieces that resonate personally with the artists. We welcome work from Pete Brown, David Cobley and other former members of our community.
We will also be unveiling a major new figurative sculptural installation, entitled ‘Art’ created by 6 artists for this anniversary.
To recognise the significance of this milestone, the artists have designed china plates, each displaying a different work of art created at the Studios in a wide range of media. These 36 plates will be for sale during Open Studios.
Our now traditional auction of 12 x 12 works by studio artists, currently on show at the Royal United Hospital in partnership with Art At The Heart, will return to our Studios so that you will have a chance to view and bid for works while visiting Open Studios.
Over the course of the weekend, you will be able to visit individual studio spaces, participate in workshops and enjoy refreshments in our Pop Up Café.
Please come and celebrate our history and our future.
Opening Night - Friday 22nd September 6.30pm until 9.30pm
Saturday and Sunday 11am to 4pm
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