Open Studios Notts 2018

IN MAY-JUNE 2018 OVER 250 ARTISTS & MAKERS INVITED YOU TO VISIT THEIR STUDIOS AND EVENTS IN NOTTINGHAMSHIRE, with Exhibitions at Retford Library, Arnold Library & Beeston Library   


Events in May & early June were an opportunity to meet artists & makers and discover their work, often with demonstrations & other activities as part of the experience. Many offered refreshments or were near to one or more of Nottinghamshire’s wide range of café’s & pubs.

Susan Isaac - Upton

Photograph by Neil Pledger for
Inspire: Culture, Learning and Libraries

27 April to 5 June LINKED EXHIBITIONS at Retford, Arnold & Beeston Libraries (A-C on the map) showing images of OS Notts artists and craftspeople at work in their studios and work spaces, alongside event information – courtesy of Inspire: Culture, Learning and Libraries. FREE Admission.

FREE entry to most events – a few made a small charge to help cover costs or for charity.

Alexandra Parkinson - Thoresby Park

Photograph by Neil Pledger

North Notts:
1-11 Styrrup, Scrooby, Mattersey, Retford, Laneham, Askham, Thoresby Park

East Notts:
12-21 North Clifton, Thorney, Collingham
22-27 Newark Studios
28-35 Upton Studios & Southwell Studio Trail

Bill Ming - Newark

Photograph by Neil Pledger

Central Notts:
36-37 Patchings Art Centre & Papplewick Pumping Station

West Notts:
38-41 Mansfield, Kirkby-in-Ashfield
42-49 Hidden Valleys Arts Trail: Brinsley, Underwood, Selston
50-51 Kimberley & Giltbrook Artists

Jackie Ward - Brinsley

Photograph by Neil Pledger

52-63 Nottingham West & North – incl Sherwood Studios
64-69 Nottingham Centre & South – incl Sneinton Artists

South Notts:
70 Lady Bay Arts Festival
71-79 West Bridgford, Lowdham, Aslockton, Bingham, Cotgrave, Keyworth, Wysall
80 Attenborough-Beeston-Chilwell Artists Trail



Open Studios Notts and the groups running the events named in this brochure cannot accept liability for any loss, damage or injury sustained by any member of the public visiting the studios. Members of the public do so entirely at their own risk. Children under 18 to be accompanied by an adult. Events are run by the groups/individuals named. All Information is correct at the time of going to press – Open Studios Notts will aim to post any variations that arise on the website. Otherwise, members of the public should contact the named groups/individuals for further information on any particular event. Please also note that cafes, pubs & restaurants named are not officially connected with Open Studios Notts but are highlighted purely for information.

We wish to thank Nottinghamshire County Council, Inspire: Culture, Learning and Libraries, & Nottingham City Council for the ongoing support that has made this initiative possible.

Key to entries:
R – Refreshments at Venue
C – Café nearby
FW – Full Wheelchair access
PW – Partial Wheelchair access
NW – No wheelchair access