Summer Open Studios – A weekend of contemporary art, design & events

Saturday & Sunday, 7th & 8th July 2012

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 Froufrou Boudoir 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!

As part of London Festival of Architecture – 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 screen printing, 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.

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 2012.

Great Western Studios Open Studios 2012

Great Western Studios Open Studios 2012

Great Western Studios Open Studios 2012

Great Western Studios Open Studios 2012

Great Western Studios Open Studios 2012

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7 July 2012