Our studio building, a grade II listed former carriageworks, is a fantastic setting for this summer event. Whether you are here to see some art, network with other creatives or just enjoy the party, there are lots of things to discover at Jamaica Street Studios.
With internationally renowned painters, installation and sculpture artists, famous illustrators, photographers, printmakers and many more, this is no ordinary show. Couple that with the chance to make your way around our fabulous building and this is the best weekend of the year!
This year’s highlights:
· We will be showcasing art work by children from the refugee camp in Dunkirk, created with studio artists Elaine Jones, Emma Dibben and Kate Evans.
· Abigail McDougall will be holding a silent auction of her work over the weekend.
· New studio artist Charlie Brandon-King will be making her Open Studios debut. Charlie is a printmaker and Children’s book illustrator.
The event begins with our opening party on Friday 10 June, 7-10pm. Bristol would not be the same without it! Enjoy the Studios in the company of friends, with music, art and a great big party.
We continue on Saturday and Sunday, at a more relaxed pace. Take your time to wander round the building, talk to artists about their work and take in the atmosphere. Teas, coffees and refreshments will be available.
The event concludes with our now legendary mini-canvas auction. Our auction is the Studios’ main fundraising event of the year, and proceeds go towards keeping our studios affordable for Bristol’s artists. All our studio artists contribute a unique mini-canvas artwork to the auction, and they go from £30 to several hundreds. It’s a great opportunity to start your art collection, or pick up something affordable by one of your favourite studio artists. And support the studios all at the same time. It’s a really exciting event.
Jamaica Street Artists is a collective of about 40 artists, working in the beating heart of Stokes Croft, Bristol. The group is a unique and ambitious collective, with members exhibiting, collaborating and working both nationally and worldwide. JSA has been established for over 20 years and the studio is housed in a grade II listed former carriageworks, an iconic landmark in Bristol.
Comments from last year’s Open Studios:
‘ A joy to see’
‘Amazing work, thank you’
‘A wonderful event. It was amazing to see the staggering range of beautiful art produced by people here, and get to chat to the artists to boot!’
‘A real treat.’
Our sponsors for Open Studios 2016 are:
Winsor and Newton
For more information please contact Lucy Ward
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