Swindon Open Studios community exhibition to return after two-year break

By Jessica Durston - 1 August 2022

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The Swindon Open Studios exhibition event will be once again welcoming members of the public into the homes and studios of local artists.

After a two-year break due to the pandemic, Swindon Open Studios is back this September.

It is a free community exhibition, which aims to celebrate the talents of local artists, during which they invite members of the public into their studios/ homes for a chance to see where and how their art is made.

The Open Studios event will also give people a chance to buy original and affordable pieces from the local artists.

The Open Studios exhibition is now 23 years old, and has grown into a major public art event in the town.

A spokesperson from the Swindon Open Studios team said: "This event provides a great opportunity for many of our local individual artists to raise awareness about what they do and provides a chance for them to connect with others through their creative pursuits."

"With over 50 artists taking part this year, the studios are as eclectic and individual as the makers, and there is a tremendous choice for visitors, so please do go along and support the creativity in your local neighbourhood."

This year Open Studios will be taking place across Swindon and the surrounding areas over the two weekends in September - Saturday 17 & Sunday 18 September and Saturday 24 & Sunday 25 September.

Some of the artists participating in the event this year include:

  • Ken White
  • Tim Carroll
  • Deborah Battaglia
  • Sheryll Fox
  • Peter Edwards
  • Jacquie Primrose
  • Eastcott Studios

(Work from the artists/art collective name above feature in the collage image at the top of this article)

Individuals can browse the Open Studios' website for specific times, artists, and venues at https://www.swindonopenstudios.org

More information can also be found on Facebook and Instagram at:

https://www.facebook.com/SwindonOpenStudios

https://www.instagram.com/swindonopenstudios/

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