Open Studios 2017
Directory of Artists
Date: Saturday 1st April, 10am – 2pm
Venue: New Greenham Arts, Newbury
Event 1: Artists collect their Open Studios 2017 Directory of Artists and publicity materials.
Photo opportunity: 11am, Saturday 1st April. Artists with their copies of the Directory and large publicity banners. Committee members are also present for comment.
Outline: There are 112 artists in Open Studios 2017. During Collection Day, they will be converging on New Greenham Arts on Greenham Business Park to pick up the Open Studios 2017 Directory of Artists and the publicity material for the exciting event which takes place in May.
The Directory of Artists, designed by Paul Forsey, is central to Open Studios and acts as a guide to studios, exhibitions and hands-on workshops throughout West Berkshire and North Hampshire.
The glossy, colourful and fully illustrated Directory with travel directions and artists’ statements is free and obtainable from Corn Exchange, Newbury Central Library, Waterstones, Reading and Newbury Town halls, other local shops and libraries in Reading and Basingstoke.
The Open Studios 2017 website also goes live on Saturday 1st April at 8am: www.open-studios.org.uk. Booking for the hands-on workshops also starts on 1st April and can be done through the website.
Looking ahead: Open Studios West Berkshire and North Hampshire takes place from 29th April to the 21st May, with 112 artists taking part. Their studios may be purpose built or in a shed in the garden. Some are in front rooms or professional spaces.
Artists welcome visitors to look round and ask questions about materials and processes, ideas and experiments. The huge range of art disciplines is impressive, from sculpture, ceramics and design of every kind.
Artists featured on the cover of the Open Studios 2017 Directory of Artists are (top) Caroline Brown, (bottom left to right) Christine Lack, Marie Ackers.