Visit the Retford Arts Hub Studio Artists Open Studio events on Sat 13, 20 & 27 May, 10-4 (Venue 7 – in Retford).
Retford Arts Hub, 11 Churchgate, RETFORD DN22 6PA
Refreshments: Cafe on site. No Wheelchair Access: Studios on 2nd floor. Wheelchair access to ground floor shop only. Artists will be available to demonstrate on ground floor & speak to people unable to manage the stairs to studios.
Meet the artisans: Christine Howard – Painter inspired by the natural world. Annie Turner – bold paintings of animals, people. Paul Straker – oils, pastels, countryside, urban scenes. Jayne Day – illustrator of architecture, Graphic marker pen art. Lesley Pearson – illustrator, artist, watercolour, pen & ink. Michelle Perkins – crafting in paper, card, wood. Charlie Love – Colourful impressions in paint & stitches. Sophie Hargreaves – illustration, design, comics.
Christine Howard – i: christinehowardartist
Annie Turner – f: Turner4art
Paul Straker – f: Paul Straker Art
Jayne Day – i: welshlady_doodles
Lesley Pearson – www.jellygnomes.co.uk, f: LesleyPearsonArtist
Charlie Love – i: clove.artist
Sophie Hargreaves – f: shargreavesillustration
We are a studio group of eight artists/crafters, living and working in the Retford area. Our studios are on the second floor of the Retford Arts Hub, in a beautiful Georgian building with a sweeping stair case as a central feature.
We have been residents for between six years and a few months. Our ages range between those in their 20’s and those in their 60’s. An eclectic mix of talents and experience. It is great to work alongside different artists and bounce creative ideas around. Supporting and encouraging each other. Our studios have amazing views over the roof tops and alley ways of Retford. Our work will be on display throughout the building and visitors are always welcome.
Retford Arts Hub is a community interest company, providing support for local artists and crafters as well as running workshops and exhibitions for local people. We are entirely run by a magnificent group of volunteers. We have a ground floor Retail shop selling art and craft items made by local artisans. There is a small cafe where refreshments can be enjoyed. We have two Galleries on the first floor and seven artist studios on the second floor (accessible by a magnificent curved staircase.)
If you are interested in this work, please contact the artists directly through the links above.