AboutLocated in NE London, only 15 minutes from the West End
by London Underground or Overground.
Two days when artists open their studios to the public the Open Studios is your chance to meet the artists in their work environments, get insights into how and what they create, and even take home a work of art. Engage in one of the most exciting aspects of contemporary art by discussing art with the artists themselves. Stop by and enjoy, be inspired and perhaps hallenged at this friendly, relaxed event.
It is also a good opportunity to purchase original works at pre-gallery prices! Visitors will have the chance to bid on an artwork by a Blackhorse Lane artist in the Silent Auction. Part of the proceeds from the auction are donated by the artists to Barbican Arts Group Trust's Public Programme. You can see the artworks in the auction in advance by going to the website: www.artworksproject.com. Bidding starts on-line in September 7th and in person at the Preview Evening on September 9th.
In addition to the Open Studios, Silent Auction and the ArtWorks Open there is more going on: members of âForest Poets' will be performing poetry readings on Saturday Sep 10th between 1:00pm and 3:30pm and for children there will be an Art Quiz (with prizes donated by Jackson's Art Supplies) to encourage the younger visitors to ask questions of the artists about their work.
*Featuring: painting, sculpture, installation, ceramics, animation, photography, graphic arts and book arts.
*ArtWorks Open 2011 ArtWorks Project Space selected by Graham Crowley and Kiera Bennett
*Poetry readings by Forest Poets on Saturday Sep 10th
*Part of the popular East London arts festival the E17 Art Trail, located near Inky Cuttlefish Studios, Artillery and Tokarska Gallery.
*Among the 28 artists at Blackhorse Lane Studios are winners of Jerwood Prizes and many other art prizes; graduates of the Royal College of Art and other major art colleges; and sculptors, painters and video artists.
Participating artists: Franki Austin, Francesco de Manincor, Jonet Harley-Peters, Charlotte Hodes, Lucile Montague, William Stok, Valerie Large, Tam Joseph, Elizabeth de Monchaux, Jonathan O'Dea, Michelle Reader, Mike Thorn, Neil Irons, Rosemarie McGoldrick, Lisa Peachey, Katrin Mäurich, Julie Caves, Sandie M Sutton, Pauline Evans, Duncan Evans, Daniela Rizzi, Charlotte Gerrard, Gisli Bergmann, Helen Maurer, and Matilda Bevan.