Swindon Open Studios 2016


 Welcome to Swindon Open Studios website

Dates for 2017 are:

9th/10th & 16th/17th September and an extra day on Wednesday 13th September.

To join, download the 2017 Registration Form.

Closing date for entries 17th April 2017.



Original Artwork Lottery
We are asking for artists to produce a piece of artwork on paper or card measuring
7'' x 5'' and post it to 52, St.Margaret's Road, SN3 1RX with protective card by 1 April. These will be framed and appear on the Arts Centre landing during the Swindon Festival of Literature at the beginning of May. Tickets will be bought during the festival and the draw will take place on the last day of the festival which is 13 May. All proceeds from the lottery will go to TWIGS.

The photo below shows the festival organiser, Matt Holland unveiling last years artworks.

 


We had a fabulous 64 entries to last year's open studios, with many new faces!!

It was brilliant!!

Lots of photos appear on the blog: www.swindonopenstudios.blogspot.com if you look under September 2016 entries.



 

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

We collaborated with Swindon Festival of Literature last year, and in addition to the advertisement Matt Holland, Director of the Festival put in for us, 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, and also in 2015, you can see those if you click on '2015 Adver publicity'.

What did people say 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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