A rare opportunity to explore over 80 studios and meet the artists, designers and craftspeople that inhabit Great Western Studios
This December, Great Western Studios will open its doors to the general public as part of its annual Open Studios programme. Now in its 16th year the event has become a firm fixture in the local calendar, allowing the public an insight into this creative world and enabling them to experience, first hand, a wealth of artistic talent spanning the creative industries.
Inside, over two floors, resident artists open their individual studios, creating mini exhibitions of their work. Disciplines range from jewellery, ceramics, fashion and decorative textiles and wallpaper, to graphic design, illustration, painting, printmaking, architecture and photography. An indoor market will be held in the central atrium – where the public have the opportunity to purchase unique artworks and products. Great Western Studios will also reveal a new installation of contemporary sculpture by Mike Shaw, Matt Chivers and Ekkehard Altenburger. Outside, alongside resident creatives and under the iconic Westway invited guest exhibitors will take part in an outdoor Christmas market where a huge variety of work will be available.