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.

The closing date for entries was 17 April, and we're pleased to have a fabulous 50 entries!!

It will take some time to upload the details of everyone taking part onto the website, for a full list, please have a look at the blog: www.swindonopenstudios.blogspot.com

We're also advertising SOS by having a Postcard Lottery at the Arts Centre during Swindon Festival of Literature, thank you to those who have submitted a postcard sized(7x5'') piece of original artwork. We now have 30, and can accept more, please deliver to 52,St.Margaret's Road, SN3 1RX

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'.

We also meet once a month in the Beehive at an event called 'First Monday of the Month in the Beehive', everyone is welcome to come along from 7.30pm.

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!"
The map of the area covered by Swindon Open Studios helped visitors locate artists.

Our Brochure, the work of Jane Milner-Barry looks wonderful, the great cover featured above, uses an image from a painting by David Robinson.
You can see it on the  Brochure 2015 page.

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

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?


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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