Here is a map and list of the first open studio events, which take place over the bank holiday weekend of 4-6 MAY (with venues 54 & 60 having opening events on Friday 3 May) – followed by a detailed listing of the 15 venues with 31 artists and a painting group.
- Misson (1), Scrooby (3);
- Collingham (15);
- Newark & Thorpe (16, 20);
- Papplewick PS (30);
- Nottingham North (42, 46-47);
- Nottingham South (49-52 & 54);
- Hickling Pastures (60).
In addition, from 27 April to 6 June, you can visit our three LINKED EXHIBITIONS at Retford, Mansfield Central & Beeston Libraries (A-C on the map) – each with photographs of a selection of OSNotts artists & craftspeople in their studios & work spaces, taken by Neil Pledger – courtesy of Inspire: Culture, Learning and Libraries. Admission is FREE and each exhibition has information about all the OSNotts events.
For the full events timeline summary see: www.osnotts.co.uk/events-timeline. Otherwise, here are the individual listings for 4-6 May:
R – Refreshments at Venue
C – Café nearby
FW – Full Wheelchair access
PW – Partial Wheelchair access
NW – No wheelchair access
1. JUDY STEVENSON
4-6 May (BH), 10-5
CERAMICS – Thrown stoneware functional & decorative pots. Also handmade stoneware necklaces. Fired in an electric kiln.
Croft House, High Street, Misson DN10 6ED
3. ANN ROBBINS & PENNY CAWLEY
5-6 May, 10-5
Kirkby House, Scrooby DN10 6AD
15. MAXWELL NEALE
4-6, 11-12, 19 & 25-26 May, 10-5
OILS, ACRYLICS, WATERCOLOUR, PASTEL – My subjects are varied and include landscapes, wildlife, and buildings. I am also a photographer, framer, and restorer.
The Burnt House, 3 Westfield Lane, Collingham NG23 7LN
I will be painting on the days I am open.
4-6 & 11-12 May, 10-5
Galerie, 18 Kirkgate, Newark NG24 1AB
A group of artists: Margie Andrew-Reichelt, Katie Greenfield, Michelle Hobbs, Gill Jennison, Nadia Ming, Jane Moffett and Elaine Winter using MIXED MEDIA, working in response to the phrase “Out of sight, out of mind”. The exhibition will include prints, paintings, textiles, written word & music.
20. DEAN R. ALLEN
4 & 12 May, 10-5
CERAMIC SCULPTURE – Figurative ceramic sculptures embodying a dark vision of our inner selves and relationship with the natural world.
Metamorphosis sculpture, Mistley Lodge, Thorpe NG23 5PX
Sculpture demonstration throughout both days.
30. DAVID GILL AT PAPPLEWICK PUMPING STATION
Steaming Weekends: 5-6 & 25-26 May, 11-5. Sundays: 12 & 19 May, 2 & 9 June, 11-4
Papplewick Pumping Station Rigg Lane Ravenshead NG15 9AJ
Entrance charges will apply (free for 16 & under) – see website for details (volunteer run registered charity).
BLACKSMITH METALWORK – Using traditional blacksmithing skills, David Gill produces hand-crafted metalwork to be both loved and cherished.
David will be working the forge at Papplewick Pumping Station; giving an accurate taste of the blacksmith’s craft.
42. ELAINE WILLIAMS
4-6 (BH), 11-12, 18 & 27 May (BH); 1 June, 10-5
PAINTING, TEXTILES, FELT, COLLAGE & LINOCUT – Oil painting with hand and machine stitching, experimental drawing, wet felt work, collage and linocut.
8 Cresta Gardens, Sherwood NG3 5GD
46. DAWN BOND & GUEST
4-5 May, 10-4
111 Jessops Lane, Gedling NG4 4BU
47. KAREN ADAM
4-5 May, 10-4
PAINTING (OIL/ACRYLIC/PASTEL), SKETCHING – Moving forward from realism to experiment with abstract.
37a Shearing Hill, Gedling NG4 3GY
49. SARAH FIANDER
4-5 & 11-12 May, 11-4
SCULPTURE – Modern abstract organic sculpture in natural materials, hand carved in Nottingham. Also prints, drawings and photographs.
Unit 41, Sneinton Market, Freckingham Street, Nottingham NG1 1DQ
See sculpture in progress, I will be demonstrating stone carving.
50. MARTIN SOMMERVILLE & GUEST
4-6 May (BH), 10-5
By Our Hands We Make Our Way, Unit 42 Sneinton Market, Freckingham Street NG11DQ
C FW (to grd fl only)
WOODCARVING, PRINTMAKING, PUPPET CRAFT, GREEN WOODWORK – Carver, puppet maker & teacher Martin & his family are bringing the joy of the woods to the heart of the city!
Demonstrating wood carving & possibility to try it out.
TORY HAYWARD PRINTMAKER
PRINTMAKING – Nottingham-based printmaker creating original linocuts inspired by the natural world, architecture and the occult.
Demonstrating linocut technique & printing.
51. MAGGIE SMITH
4-6 & 11-12 May, 10-5
PRINTMAKING – Fragile fabric based pieces on reclaimed linen or organic silk. Naturally coloured and utilising organic mark making.
Botanical Bricolage, Studio 32, Avenue C, Sneinton Market NG1 1DW
www.botanicalbricolage.com & www.maggiesmith.co.uk
52. HANNAH SAWTELL ILLUSTRATION
4-6 & 11-12 May, 11-5
MIXED MEDIA PRINT – An illustrator who produces mixed media limited edition prints, books and cards.
Unit 34, Avenue C, Sneinton Market, Nottingham NG1 1DW
54. SURFACE GALLERY STUDIO ARTISTS
Fri 3 May, 6-9pm & Sat 4 May, 11-5
Surface Gallery, 16 Southall Road, Nottingham NG1 1DL
R/C NW (Wheelchair access to ground floor gallery only)
01159 470793 / 07522 407947
Visit 9 studios on the 1st floor – PAINTING, PRINTMAKING, SCULPTURE, MIXED MEDIA, CERAMICS, ILLUSTRATION, INSTALLATION. At least 3 artists present each day to show visitors around. Some Artists will have work for sale and news of workshops and opportunities. Refreshments for visitors to studios. Also view 3 new exhibitions on ground, 1st (‘Loovre’) & 2nd floor galleries. Fri 3 May – exhibitions opening night (all welcome – bar provided in main gallery). Admission free.
60. RURAL ANTICS AT HANWELL WINE ESTATE
Wysall Watercolour Group: 3 May, 1-8 (exhibition opening with local wine), then 4 & 6 May, 10-3
English Wine Week Open Day: 1 June, 12-4
Wine & Craft Festival: Sun 9 June
Melton Rd, Hickling Pastures LE14 3QG
Rural Antics at the Hanwell Wine Estate hosts a huge variety of art, craft & rural skills workshops. Wysall Watercolour Group, of around 20 amateur artists, will showcase over 50 artworks both framed & unframed, with a range of original greetings cards also on sale, plus artists from the group will be in residence during the open weekend (3-6 June). Also visit the estate as part of English Wine week (1 June) & for our Wine & Craft Festival (9 June).