Swindon Open Studios 2016


 Welcome to Swindon Open Studios website
We're busy preparing for our 2016 event on the 3/4 &10/11 September.

 We have a fabulous 64 entries this year, with many new faces!!

The brochures are available from the Central Library at Regent Circus, Swindon Museum and Art Gallery, the Post Office on Victoria Hill, The Hop Inn, Earle's newsagents, Newport St, Pizza Express, The Beehive, 52, St.Margaret's Road, SN3 1RX in the orange recycling bin and from artists taking part.



The Old Town Business Art Trail will operate from 15 August-11 September in these places, the idea of it is to publicise Swindon Open Studios, and we hope to hold a trail evening in August when the artworks are in place.

 

Have a look at our Facebook page, Facebook group, and follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.co.uk@swindonopen

We've collaborated with Swindon Festival of Literature this year, and in addition to the advertisement Matt Holland, Director of the Festival puts in for us, this year, we have a front page with Tim Carroll's 'Lady in Red', seen below, and inside a whole page advertising us.

 


Last year we had about 10 articles featuring artists taking part in Swindon Open Studios in the  Swindon Advertiser, you can see them if you click on '2015 Adver publicity'.

What have people said about SOS 2015?

'The Studio Users at Artsite would like to thank Swindon Open Studios for organising yet another successful year of this event. For some of our Artists, this was a first time experience and they they found it both exciting and inspiring. The footfall was higher than usual and several sales were made over both weekends. We fully appreciate the sweat, blood and tears that go into organising so many different artists. . So congratulations. Getting better every year.'

'We had a fantastic Open Studios this year, with both weekends bringing lots of lovely visitors out to Stanton, it was quite sad clearing the farmhouse yesterday, but all our members enthused by the amazing comments we received are now busy planning/making for Christmas! We will be back at Stanton 28/29 Nov & 5/6 Dec.'

'Thanks to everyone who came mine and Sophie Corrigan s exhibition at the Beehive and also to Artsite, both weekends went really well, looking forward to next years. We are having a few drinks at the Beehive Friday night if anyone wants to join us, Dave ( Sophie's husband) and my housemate Jon are going to be playing there with kid calico and the astral ponies'

Ken White said:
'good weekend 165 people called in, was like a London art exhibition'.

Lynne Forrester:
'Hope everyone had a great second weekend of open studios. For me it was my sole weekend and first time with SOS. Really enjoyed it and met some utterly delightful people'.

"SOS has been a fantastic platform for showcasing my artwork, and has provided me with a yearly goal to produce affordable art that I can be proud of!"



Why not check out our video? It was made by Nicky Ann Walker and is a real bonus to our advertising.

http://youtu.be/yU-xu8Nf4oY
The Beehive Exhibition features work by Open Studios artists in the top bar of the Beehive, do have a look when you go in there.

 

 We've also got a Swindon Open Studios Facebook page. Why not become a friend?


 Why not add to the Blog?

http://swindonopenstudios.blogspot.com

Please email us with any news you have of your forthcoming exhibitions, trips, completed work etc. An image and some text is all that is needed.

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