Local artists will be exhibiting their work and meeting the public during the 2009 Swindon Open Studios, to be held over the weekend of September 12th and 13th.
More than sixty artists are taking part in the 2009 Swindon Open Studios, making it the largest open studios event in Swindon so far. Artists living or working within a 10 mile radius of Swindon are exhibiting from their home or studio.
In addition, some artists will show their works and meet the public in several exhibition spaces throughout the town during the weekend.
The event shows the bursting creativity of Swindon’s art scene. Many art forms, styles and media are represented: paintings (oil, acrylic, and watercolour), pastels, mixed media, textile, photography, sculpture (stone, wood and clay), glass, pottery, paper. There will be something for everyone to see and enjoy.
“This is a wonderful event, and the number of artists involved is a fantastic statement about the things that go on in Swindon.” said Mike Pringle, Director of Swindon Cultural Partnership. “I am really looking forward to getting out there and seeing some of the stunning artworks for myself.”
The event is free and, as there are no admission charges, you can visit as many venues as you want. Some artists will have their work for sale, but there is no pressure to buy anything. This is a great opportunity to meet artists, talk to them and discover the place when they create their art. Some venues even offer refreshments, so you can relax and enjoy the art.
Pictured, from top:
Nicola Weir – Two Pots
Ray Castell – Locked Horns
Ken White – Turntable
Vanette Joffe – Eclipse
Find out more about the artists and their art at:
swindonopenstudios2009.blogspot.com and read interviews which will be published up to the open studios weekend.
Swindon Open Studios 2009 is sponsored by Belgravia Lettings and Swindon Cultural Partnership, and is supporting Swindon Does Arts.