Summer Open Event7. Jul - 8. Jul 12 / ended Great Western Studios
12.00 pm - 6.00 pm Sat & Sun
A weekend of Contemporary Art, Design & Events
Now in its 18th year, our renowned Open Studios weekend presents a thriving community of established and emerging artists and creatives from all disciplines including architecture, drawing, digital media, fashion, jewellery, music, painting, photography, sculpture and much more.
We support talented designer-makers and present a rare opportunity for the public to see and shop behind the scenes. With over a 100 creative studios showcasing exceptional work, there is something for everyone.
There's also a full events program throughout the weekend. Fashion designers - Orlebar Brown, ilovegorgeous and Hoola amongst others - will be holding exclusive sample sales.
Artist Richard Wentworth will present a silent auction of 67 prints by sculpture students of the Royal College of Art.
In-house & guest jewellery designers will fill the atrium - an ideal gift for a friend, family or just a treat for yourself!
For homeowners - Innovation Imperative, Light Architecture, Pitman Tozer, Moxon and Threefold will also be doing their Architects' Surgery. Mark Lutyens will be holding an Open Garden Surgery and there'll also be interior design consultations.
Artist demonstrations will include screenprinting, traditional methods of oil colour mixing and working with mosaic.
For children there'll be a new multicoloured children’s art trail that leads them on an interactive quest around the building - and back by popular demand - Health Cuts will show them how to create a 3D hand print.
Bill Granger and Co will be on hand to nourish you with a BBQ and bar and the studio's café will also be open throughout the weekend.
Under the Westway, invited exhibitors will be showing their wares in the Arts Market and to round it all off the increasingly popular Annual Open Dog Show takes place on the Sunday evening - all shapes and sizes welcome!
‘Excellent display of talent, will definitely recommend it to all of my friends.’ Visitor at the Christmas Open Studios 2011
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