Southampton Open Studios Trail
Over four days of the trail you can visit artists working in their studios and see the huge range of work that is being made: sculpture, printmaking, painting, digital art, illustration, film, graphic design and ceramics to name just a few.
Two ‘a space’ studios will be taking part in this event: Tower House (on the first weekend only) and The Arches Studios will be opening their doors to let you see what they do and running workshops.
For further information, including a map and details about parking for all the studios involved, download the Open Studios Trail flyer
During Open Studios all individual studio spaces will be available for the public to view, giving them a chance to meet the artists and discuss their work. The gallery space in Arch4 will also host a group exhibition in which all residents will be making new works based on their interpretation of flags, either directly making a flag or based on its concept. Alongside this there will be workshops and activities that you can take part in throughout the weekend.
Tote Bag Printing – £2
Ryan will run a screen-printing workshop where you will get the opportunity to screen-print one of a choice of designs onto a tote bag and take it home with you.
Clay Bunting Workshop – voluntary donation
To coincide with the Flags exhibition in Arch4, Claire will be inviting you to join her in creating clay bunting which will be used in an exhibition at a later date.
|Over the weekend Tower House will be screening a series of films and animations. The weekend will give you the ideal chance to come and chat with the residents about their work and creative businesses. While it may not be a traditional studio, all the residents are actively involved in the creative industries, whether that be film production, animation or product design, demonstrating Southampton’s widening creative endeavours.
Alys Scott Hawkins will be producing a large-scale, live drawing of the Old Town over the weekend, chronicling its past, present and future.