20th January 2024

Swindon Open Studios is 20. Swindon Open Studios are celebrating 20 years since their first community art event in September 2004. To kick off these celebrations the group is delighted to work with Swindon Designer Outlet to host a pop-up gallery at their shopping centre from Sat. 10th – Sun. 18th February.

Swindon Open studios is 20
Swindon Open studios is 20!

A community organisation, Swindon Open Studios happens thanks to volunteers supporting local artists. They hold an exhibition in September each year. The artists invite members of the public into their studios, homes, and exhibition spaces to see where and how they make their art. Swindon Open Studios is super delighted to have the support of the Swindon Designer Outlet centre. It offers their artists another opportunity to share their work with the public.

Both events are free for visitors. Artists will be at the gallery each day to answer questions about the art on display and artwork will be available to buy.

SOS committee member and participating artist Sheryll Fox said:

We’re very grateful to Swindon Designer Outlet for this wonderful opportunity to celebrate the creative artistic talent that Swindon has. It’s a fabulous start to our 20-year anniversary and I’m very much looking forward to it.’

You’ll find the pop-up exhibition space between M&S and Clarks, in the unit where The Calendar Club was. There’ll be six artists featured in February’s pop-up. Five painters and a ceramicist, all with a variety of styles to suit all tastes. These artists are:

  • Sheryll Fox
  • Charlotte Abraham
  • Sholeh Jafari
  • Helen Savin
  • Andi Theokle and Mary Thorne.

Further info

Find more information about them and their work on the Open Studios website: www.swindonopenstudios.org

This year’s artists will open their studios over the weekends of 21st/22nd and 28th/29th September 2024.

Any artist wishing to take part should sign up for the newsletter on the homepage of the website for notification of registration which opens in April. You can also follow Swindon Designer Outlet and Swindon Open Studios on Instagram and Facebook for more details.

From way back when:

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