August 5, 2016

Open Studios | borders 2016

August 5-8 / October 1-2

Several artists at Allanbank Mill Steading and the Selkirk WASPS artists’ studio open their doors for visitors to explore.

Open Studios | Dumfries & Galloway 2016

Until August 28

Occupying two adjoining, refurbished buildings, Kircudbright Artist’s Studios, also part of the WASPS network, are currently inviting the public to view their work.

open studios | Edinburgh 2016

August 6 – 7 / September 17 – 18

Dotted around Edinburgh are Victorian housing developments known as the Colonies, built by trades cooperatives to house skilled workers. In the Abbeyhill area more than 30 members of the Colony of Artists open the doors to 20 or so homes and other venues.

Open Studios | Fife 2016

September 17 – 18

Stretching from Inverkeithing in the west, up to Glenrothes and to Leven in the east, Central Fife Open Studios features over two dozen professional artists and designers living and working in “the Kingdom”.

Open Studios | Highlands & Islands 2016

September 23 – 26 / August 26 – 29

Over 50 artists feature in this year’s Cowal Open Studios, with some 40 venues spread along the stunningly beautiful Cowal peninsula in Argyll and Bute.

Open Studios | Perthshire 2016

September 3 – 11

Attracting around 18,000 visitors annually, Perthshire Open Studios will include over 200 artists in 140 venues dotted along seven routes around Perthshire and Kinross-shire.

Open Studios | Ayrshire & Arran 2016

October 1 – 2 / August 12 – 15
Home to 17 very different artists, a number of them award-winners, Courtyard Studios invites visitors to their purpose-built studio complex on Irvine’s regenerated harbour side.

Northeast England | Old Low Light Heritage Centre

The Shipyard Painters at the Old Low Light Heritage Centre in North Shields comprises artworks created by employees of the Tyne’s famous shipyards, most of it is little known outside the local area.

Perthshire | Rattray Art Festival

Hilary Barker’s highland cows and Janet McCrorie’s highland dancers are among the most popular images created by contemporary Scottish artists, both series finding their way onto a range of prints, cards and other merchandise.

August 2016 – Lorna Fraser

Ceramicist Lorna Fraser is inspired by the botanical world, in particular the herbarium at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. Her new collection of porcelain vessels features etchings and imagery

August 2016 – Fiona McIntosh

Influenced by iconic graphic symbols of the 1950s and Pop Art, Fiona McIntosh uses vintage colours of russet, chocolate brown, charcoal, green, ochre and sky on each unique scarf

August 2016 – Marion Kane

Based in the “Craft Town” of West Kilbride, jeweller Marion Kane has created a new range of silver necklaces, bracelets, earrings and rings featuring shells from Scottish beaches, found

August 2016 – Majid Lavasani

From his studio at Mushroom Works in Newcastle’s Ouseburn cultural hub, woodcarver and furniture-maker Majid Lavasani hand-crafts chairs, tables, wall plaques, picture frames and lamp stands influenced by 18th century

August 2016 – Susan Dawn

On the tiny island of Great Bernera in the Outer Hebrides, Susan Dawn combines her life as a crofter and peat-cutter with basketry, using willow from the 60

August 2016 – Natalie J. Wood

Using new technologies such as laser-cutting and 3D printing, ceramicist Natalie J. Wood examines the place of craft in contemporary society with functional objects which play a daily part

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