Swindon Open Studios

Venues in the Town Centre
Featuring the following Artsite artists in the Post Modern and The Number Nine Gallery: Vicky Silver, Martin King, Valerie Gibbons, Sally Taylor, Paula Sullivan and Samantha Silverton. Also Jo McAree at Eastcott Studios with Philip Robinson and Maria Thatcher. Lynette Thomas will be in the Beehive pub, and Kate Parsons and Ed Frankis just up the hill in Swindon Road.
'Artsite-Theatre Square' by Tim Carroll Medium: Acrylic on canvas
Artsite, Theatre Square, SN1 1QN  R
Open: 9th/10th September 11am-5pm 
t: 07941 236180
e: artsite.ltd@gmail.com
'Community arts centre with 13 studios'
Artsite is an artist run community arts centre with 13 studios, The Shoe Box Theatre, workshop and exhibition space.
Acting as a catalyst for the visual and creative arts in Swindon. We believe in using creativity to empower people and communities.

Martin King
Vettriano Study  Medium: Oil
Artsite, Theatre Square, SN1 1QN
Open: 9th/10th/13th September 11am-5pm
'Paintings and 3 dimensional work'
I paint mainly in acrylics using photographs, however in March I moved on to oils as I wanted to try a different medium. I also produce some three dimensional work.

Vicky Silver
'The Guardian' Medium: Oil on Canvas
Studio 3, the Post Modern, Artsite, Theatre Square SN1 1QN 
Open: 9th/10th September 11am-5pm  R
t: 07800 749741
e: silvervicky@btinternet.com
f: facebook.com/vickysilver1
i: @vickysilver71
tw: @vciky3
'Paintings, printing and drawings'
A selection of artworks in various mediums including painting, drawing and print.

Paula Sullivan
'Handles Bouquet Mosaic' Medium: Mosaic
Studio 1, The Post Modern, Artsite, Theatre Square SN1 1QN  R
Open: 9th/10th September 11am-5pm 
t: 07910 959036
e: paulasullivan6@virginmedia.com
f: magicalmosaics@magicalmosaics
i: psullivan57
'Mosaics, paintings and drawings'
My passion is collecting and recycling china from all different decades, mainly 1930's - 1970's and Victorian pottery. I collect teapots, jugs, plates, cups etc, and these inspire my mosaics using the shapes, handles, and patterns, often in vibrant colours, to make flat and 3D mosaics. The ceramics I use influence my drawing compositions and paintings. My studio is my haven surrounded by my china collections.

Sally Taylor
'Forget me not' Medium: Mixed media
Studio 10, Artsite, Theatre Square SN1 1QN   R
Open: 9th/10th September 11am-5pm 
t: 07941 236180
e: taylorsh55@hotmail.com
'Paintings, drawings and mixed media collages'
My collection of old photographs, china, textiles, paper, books, everyday ephemera and more, is the starting point for my artwork. Either by inspiring images or as part of a piece. My studio is my space where I organise and curate my collection.

Val Gibbons
'Dandelion Life Cycle'  Medium: Linocut
Artsite Number Nine Gallery Theatre Square SN1 1QN
Open: 9th/10th/16th/17th September 11am-5pm
t: 07751 191391
e: valerie.gibbons@ntlworld.com
'Paintings and linocuts of flowers'
Visitors will see watercolour paintings and printmaking linocut. I love painting flowers and nature, also Swindon landscapes.

Samantha Silverton
Studio 13, Artsite, Theatre Square SN1 1QN  R
Open: 9th/10th September 11am-5pm 
t: 07841 487999
e: silvo82@btinternet.com
f: samanthasilvertonceramics
i: samanthasilverton
'Ceramic pieces'
Samantha is currently studying for her Masters Degree in ceramics. Her work has evolved significantly since last year's open studios. Expressive, vibrant and colourful ceramics.

Eastcott Studios
Jo McAree
'Ceramic' Medium: Clay
Eastcott Studios, 28 Eastcott Hill, SN1 3JG  W & R
Open: 9th/10th/13th/16th/17th September 11am-5pm 
t: 07747 804487
e: jo@eastcottstudios.co.uk
f: www.facebook.com/eastcottstudios/
'Ceramics, artworks and workshops'
I work primarily hand-building clay into a variety of forms but mainly for pleasure and to be able to offer the opportunity to others to enjoy being creative using our facilities.

Maria  Thatcher
'On The Buses' Medium: Mixed media - Gouache/Acrylic/Ink
Eastcott Studios, 28 Eastcott Hill, Swindon SN1 3JG
Open: 9th/10th/13th/16th/17th September 10:30am-4:30pm  W (please ring ahead) & R
t: 07894 907166
e: mariathatcher4@hotmail.com
'Mixed media portraits and 3D effects'
 I have exhibited several times in London and I have received great feedback. My style is anything from humorous caricatures to intricate, detailed portraits using mixed media. 3D effects as in my Royal Kids collection (also on display). Affordable, beautiful art.

Philip Robinson
Eastcott Studios, 28 Eastcott Hill, SN1 3JG
Open: 9th/10th/13th/16th/17th September 11am-5pm and all weekdays in between. Cafe.
t: 07722017368
e: aikidopr@hotmail.com
'Watercolour landscapes and acrylic abstracts'
My art falls into two distinct categories: 1. Classical watercolours mostly of landscapes but also some architecture. 2. Abstracts in acrylics, watercolour, and oil. Some are presented on box canvases without frames, others are mounted and framed.


Lynette Thomas
'The Magpie' Medium: Mosaic
The Beehive, 55, Prospect Hill, SN1 3JS
Open: pub opening hours 12am-12pm
t: 01793 523187
e: akmosaicesuk@yahoo.co.uk
f: artkoremosaics
i: artkore71
'Displaying mosaics'
My mosaics are made from found and collected objects - china, beads, ornaments - whatever I can find. I have a loose theme I am working towards centering around superstitions, curiosities and folklore.

Kate Parsons and Ed Frankis
'From the Ridgeway Medium: Mixed Media
6 Warwick Road SN1 3JL  R & G
Open: 9th/10th/16th/17th September
t: 01793 420938
e: kate@parsonscreative.co.uk
parsonscreative.co.uk @kateparsons
f: edfrankisart
'Paintings, drawings, prints and etchings'
Kate: mixed media drawings of people and places.... and a lot of dogs.
Ed: acrylics and lino cuts of 'landscape' - the shape of the land and the character of place.

Swindon Artists' Forum
'The Beach' by Ushma Sargeant  Medium: Ink on paper
44a The Arcade, The Brunel Centre SN1 1LF  W

Open: 9th/10th/13th/16th/17th September 11am-5pm
t: 07943 338169
e: safask@live.co.uk
f: swindonartistsforum
'Artwork by over 50 artists'
Swindon Artists' Forum is a friendly group of local artists dedicated to making art affordable and accessible to the public and encouraging art in Swindon. We welcome members from all backgrounds and are open to all levels and styles of artwork which meet our family friendly rules. Artwork by over 50 artists is displayed and offered for sale in our gallery and shop in the Brunel Centre as well a various other venues in Swindon. The gallery is stewarded by volunteer artists with regular live painting and demonstrations of their art. We are proud to give a percentage of the commission taken on sales to local charities.

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