OUSEBURN OPEN STUDIOS 2018
3 JUNE TO 30 JULY
Ouseburn Open Studios is one of the Must Visits on my yearly calendar. Ouseburn itself is a great `artists quarter’ to visit at any time of the year, but especially when they hold an event, such as the Open Studios.
One of my favourite artists is local artist Jim Edwards. His informal studio showcases a host of vibrant scenes which are always a pleasure to see. I also enjoy looking at his workbook, which is often on display. Follow this link to his website to find out more:
The Biscuit Factory
If you haven’t paid a visit to The Biscuit Factory before, then it’s time you did! It’s the largest selling gallery in the UK! As well as showcasing an eclectic range of art, ceramics, sculpture and jewellery, they have a great cafe and restaurant.
This weekend there’s a host of events going. Visit their site to find their programme of events. I’m sure you’ll find something to tempt you. https://www.thebiscuitfactory.com/
Other places I know to be of interest:
Northern Print have great exhibitions. Also I’ve really enjoyed having a `hands on’ attempt at creating my own print when they have this kind of event. Find out more by visiting their website https://northernprint.org.uk/
Ouseburn Pottery are not exactly on the list but I know they will be open on Saturday. They run fantastic workshops. I’ve made some great pots there – well I was happy with them – After all, it’s not the destination but the journey that’s important.
Steve and his fellow artists have lots of their own work on display for sale if you prefer. They don’t have a website, and their Facebook page is a bit dormant, but that’s partly because they are always busy. You can always message them through their Facebook page if you are interested. At least you can find directions there. https://www.facebook.com/Ouseburn-Pottery-Group-301448393295255/
Somewhere to eat?
I love visiting Ouseburn. There are lots of great places to eat and some great pubs and bars. Not only do they have a vibrant art community but there’s lots of music events going on too. As well as this you can enjoy a walk by the canal, or take in a bit of history by visiting the Victorian Tunnels. Find out more about what Ouseburn has to offer here http://www.ouseburn.co.uk/#