Peek Behind the Scenes as York Artists Open up Their Studios

By Vicky Parry | 15th May 2016

Harriet McKenzie

Harriet McKenzie

There is something ever so evocative about an artist’s studio: the smell of paints, the choas formed into beauty; there is something quite otherworldly about them for us mere mortals.

That is why, when once a year they open their door to us, the draw is intoxicating.

This year’s Open Studios will see nearly one hundred artists across York open their doors to the public. It is a fantastic way to see artists of all different disciplines and levels of their career curate one huge, citywide exhibition.

Chair of the event, Anne Hutchison comments: “This year we are delighted to welcome more than a third of new artists to York Open Studios including a selection of makers based at the York School of Jewellery. Pop into studios, have a chat and perhaps a cup of tea with the artists and uncover the stories behind their work. You could even find yourself travelling home with a stunning new artwork.”

There are more than 70 venues to choose from this year, offering a chance to discover art in a range of spaces which are rarely open to the public, from town houses to cottage workshops and adapted garden sheds, historic buildings including the Cemetery Chapel and Nether Poppleton’s Tithe Barn as well as community spaces. In all of them you will find the makers themselves ready to show you their work in person.

York Open Studios takes place across York from 15-17 April, and 23/24 April. For more information, click the link below.

Richard Mackness

Richard Mackness

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