Yorkshire Artspace Open Studios 2017

Yorkshire Artspace
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Tickets: Free

A weekend of noseying around some of the most fascinating artists' studios in town.

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Open Studios 2017 From17/11

We love the annual Open Studios weekend at Yorkshire Artspace; it allows us to combine the twin pleasures of nosiness and shopping with art.

Sheffield has the most artists’ studios outside of London, and many of them have made their home at Yorkshire Artspace, either in the light-filled spaces of Persistence Works, slap bang in the city centre, or at YA’s other sites: Exchange Place and Manor Oaks.

Each November 150+ ceramicists, jewellers, furniture makers, printmakers, painters and sculptors have a little tidy, before opening their studio doors to a large and curious audience. Open Studios is a fantastic opportunity to see inside the working spaces of some of our city’s most creative residents, and maybe make some headway with your Christmas shopping.

We were invited behind the scenes at Yorkshire Artspace to meet a small number of the many artists and makers and poke around their studios. It was a real privilege to see the working environments of these incredibly talented people and to watch them at work. Get to know these artists below – but we insist you visit yourselves, to smell the ink, wood and paint, see the presses, looms and potters wheels, and, most importantly, to meet all the other artists who are continuing Sheffield’s proud tradition of making.

Meet some of the artists below, and get 17-19 November 2017 in your diaries now.

Persistence Works

Seiko Kinoshita
Penny Withers
Neil Woodall
Jennie Gill
Anthony Bennett
Sarah Waterhouse
Eddy Dreadnought

Exchange Place Studios

Jane Huws
Chris Boland
Henk Littlewood

Manor Oaks

Victoria Claire Dawes
Finkfurniture

When you’ve had your fill of art, Persistence Works is handily located for you to top off the day with a Mexican feast at Street Food Chef or a pint at the Rutland Arms

And be sure to explore the areas around the three sites with a hand from our area guides:
– Cultural Industries Quarter (home to Persistence Works)
– Castlegate (home to Exchange Place Studios)
– Manor Oak

Written by Claire Thornley; June 29, 2016

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