Since its humble beginnings back in 2000 involving just a few dozen artists, Warwickshire Open Studios has grown into a hugely popular event with over 400 artists from across Coventry & Warwickshire taking part each summer. Initially run by the Council before being handed over to the artists, WOS is now a self-funded organisation run by artists – for local artists and art lovers.

To celebrate our 21st birthday we have carefully curated an exhibition to showcase 21 artists with 21 artworks to represent our 21-year history and our members’ rich diversity of talent. Artists have been selected from the small pool that have exhibited for the full 21 years, those with a story to tell about the impact WOS has had on them as an artist and those artists responsible for making the event happen.

There will be a wonderful display of 2D and 3D pieces in the stunning surroundings of the Hammam at the Art Gallery & Museum, which is free to access.  The artists are:

  1. Alix Almond (Printmaking)  
  2. Angela Webb (Painting)
  3. Armando Magnino (Furniture)
  4. Claire Henley (Painting)
  5. Clare Pentlow (Paper Sculpture)
  6. Darren The Art of Reinvention (Illustration)   
  7. Don Mason (Painting)
  8. Dot Crowe (Ceramics)
  9. Eleanor Allitt (Jewellery)
  10. Eleanor Hughes (Drawing / Illustration)
  11. Eric Klein Velderman (Sculpture)
  12. Guy Chapman (Illustration)
  13. Jacqui Smithson (Textile Artist)
  14. Janette George (Painting)
  15. Jan Rawnsley (Painting)
  16. Jo Power (3D Conceptual Artist)
  17. Julia Prior (Sculpture)
  18. Neil Moore (Figurative Painting)
  19. Rachel Higgins (Metal Sculpture)
  20. Roz Ingram (Ceramic Sculpture)           
  21. Sally Larke (Ceramics)

WOS21 Exhibition

8th October 2021 to 9th January 2022

Leamington Spa Art Gallery & Museum, The Pump Rooms (CV32 4AA)

Tuesday to Friday - 10am to 3pm and Saturday & Sunday - 10am to 4pm

(Closed daily between 12pm and 1pm)