WELL-LOVED ANNUAL ART EVENT IS BIGGER AND BETTER FOR 2022
Worcestershire Open Studios the well-loved free annual art event, where artists throw open their doors to the public, returns this year bigger and better, running over ten days from 20-29 August 2022.
Artists and makers across the county will welcome you into their homes or studios giving you behind the scenes access into how they make their work. All studios are free to visit. There is a diverse range of artwork to see - painting, sculpture, printmaking, jewellery, ceramics, photography, textiles, furniture making and lots more.
108 artists are taking part across 91 venues, with 36 artists new for this year. Artists are excited to share their work and how they work. This is the first time the event is over ten days, so there’s more opportunity than ever to see the artists taking part.
“It gives you access to the vibrant and creative makers we have on our doorstep, to be able to meet them and enjoy looking at local art. Learn and ask questions, see the tools and materials they use, you may even have the chance to have a go.” said Gillian Simpson of Worcestershire Open Studios.
Bic Beaumont, a painter and printmaker who has been part of Worcestershire Open Studios for five years said "Visitors may see me carving, painting or printing during the weekends. I'm influenced by animals, nature, folk and fairy tales, where I can I
use recycled, compostable, biodegradable products and repurposing materials that would otherwise go to waste. There will be a variety of originals, prints, greeting cards, homewares and gifts available to purchase."
Deborah Catesby, who has also taken part before, said "I work as an oil painter making figurative paintings - pictures of people, stories and places full of colour, movement and life. At my studio, set in a lovely meadow garden overlooking an old cider orchard, myself and fellow figurative artist Erin Conel, will show paintings, as well as drawings and works on paper, to intrigue and fascinate you, with some for sale.”
Visitors are also encouraged to explore our beautiful county, and plan an inspirational day out. Printed guides are available in libraries and tourist information centres from July, or can be downloaded from the website, and have all the detail on the artists taking part.
Full details are also available on the new Worcestershire Open Studios website, where you can search for artists by art form, location or, new this year, by theme. www.worcestershireopenstudios.org.uk
Check the website or printed guide for an artist’s opening times as these vary and not all artists are open every day