South East Open Studios June 2017
Friday 9th June - Sunday 25th June
Various locations in the South East
Almost 300 artists and craftspeople from around the South East will open their doors to the public this June so visitors can see them at work in their own studios. The event, called South East Open Studios, is a well-established highlight of the cultural calendar. Celebrating outstanding local art, the South East Open Studios event will run from 9th - 25th June 2017.
Artists and craftspeople will exhibit their work made in a wide range of media, including traditional oils and watercolours, ceramics, textiles, photography, fine metalwork, digital and mixed media, glassware, printmaking, textiles, sculpture, woodwork, jewellery and more. There is such a variety to choose from, it’s worth taking a whole day, or several, to plot a route around some exciting studios, stopping along the way for lunch. There is no pressure to purchase, but visitors will have the chance to meet, talk to and see the artists at work.
South East Open Studios - Art in Tenterden
In Tenterden itself there are eight artists in two studios to visit so you can make a day of it.
At Smallhythe Studio
(one and a half miles from Tenterden on the Smallhythe Road, TN30 7NB) you can see a jeweller, two potters and three painters: Kate Nash, Cathy Dalton, Susie Ramsay-Smith, Michele O’Neill, Jennifer Hedley and Rowena McWilliams. There will be demonstrations, a raffle and a communal painting project in which everyone can have a go! More information https://www.mytenterden.co.uk/Events/ListingDisplay.aspx?lid=456
At Goodshill Cottage on the Cranbrook Road, TN30 6UN, you can visit painter Karen Birchwood and potter Kate Schuricht, who will be displaying some mutually inspired work.
South East Open Studios 2017 Guide