Open Studios 2016

The Open Studios was really successful this year, despite the weather. 

There were a lot of visitors and a lot of positive feedback from everyone. We are hoping to run it again next year in a similar format. So if you didn’t manage to come this year make a note of it for next!

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New Work

 I have been creating a number of new pieces this year incorporating birds. I have always been fascinated by the free flowing flight of birds. In my pieces Weeping Windows and Weeping Windows Flying the birds have been hinted at. In my paintings last year they appeared etched into the glass of the painting. This year they are taking centre stage, in some cases, or at least an equal place within my art work. 

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Art Treasures Found Under the Bed

This is an exciting new venture for us as Roundhay Artists. We are putting together an event to try and sell all that back work that we as artists accumulate. It is in the very nature of an artist that your work changes and it is not possible to exhibit the old work with the new, so the idea is to provide and opportunity to sell our old work at prices between £1.00 and £250.00, to try and clear, in my case the back of wardrobes.

We are also hoping to raise money for St Gemma’s hospice.

It was a great day, we had music, tea and cakes and lots of people…mainly in the morning. We raised nearly £1,000.00 for St Gemma’s as well as managing to sell some of our back of the wardrobe work. There is still more to go though….

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Leeds Corn Exchange

Saturday 22nd Nov – 10am – 6pm – With The Spectacular Evening Party from 6pm

Sunday 23rd Nov 10.30am – 4.30pm

The Showcase Spectacular is an annual Arts and Culture event that takes place over one weekend in the beautiful Victorian Grade 1 listed building of the Corn Exchange in Leeds (this year it will be November 22 & 23).

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