Lonely HeARTS

Would you like to take part in the Summer Open Studios but need a venue or want to share with others?

It is your responsibility to find and organise a venue for your event before you sign up, but we know that some artists are unable to exhibit from their own home or studio. While many visitors like to see the artists in their own environment, others prefer venues that are not private homes. Experience also shows that groups of artists often attract greater footfall than those exhibiting on their own, but working as a group can present other challenges.

Following the success of Lonely HeARTS for the 2018 event, we are again encouraging artists to come together by offering to share their venue with other artists. Or, if you don't have your own venue, let's see if we can put you in touch with other lonely heARTists! 

Email the following information to admin@warwickshireopenstudios.org and we'll post your details on here to try and match you up.

Name & contact email / tel

Location of your venue or where you would like to be located

Brief description of the venue or the type of art you produce

Website or social media details, so that interested artists can look at your work

Opportunities for 2019

Looking for a venue?

Lauren Moody is a fibre artist focusing on embroidery and stump embroidery. You can find her work on her Instagram page.  She would like to be in Leamington or Kenilworth ideally but would consider a little further afield. Contact laurenjmoody@gmail.com .

Anne Bravey has previously taken part in WOS and is keen to take part in 2019 but would like to be with other artists. She is a textile artist, including mixed media pieces. To find out more, contact bravey@live.co.uk

Corrie Stewart is based in Warwick and would like to share a space with an artist or group of artists anywhere in Warwick, Leamington or Kenilworth. She works with mixed media specialising in pastels, watercolour and ink. For more info go to www.instagram.com/creativecorrie/ or contact corriestewartcreates@gmail.com.    

John Simpson is looking to show his work at a local venue in/around Leamington or Warwick, although would consider a location further afield if appropriate. His work is eclectic and mixed media, ranging from paintings to 3D and furniture. Due to the nature of some of the works an indoor location is preferred. For more info go to www.johnsimpsonart.co.uk or email joess.design@gmail.com.

Anita Kroon is based in Nuneaton and is looking for a venue. She works in oils, pastels and charcoal. To find out more, contact anitakroon1968@gmail.com 

Jim Elliott is based in Kenilworth and has been creating ceramic work for over 25 years – mainly thrown and altered form work. He is looking to share with complementary artists in Kenilworth, Leamington or the nearby area. Contact jim.elliott@keyostas.co.uk for more info or click here to see examples of his work.

Sharon Cresswell is a landscape and portrait artist looking to exhibit somewhere in Warwick or Leamington. Contact sacresswell@hotmail.com or go to www.sharoncresswell.co.uk to find out more. 

Looking for artists?

John Richards, The Bookbinder has wall space for an artist to display 2d work at his bindery in a central Leamington location - The Bookshop, 8 Gloucester St. Leamington Spa, CV311EE. He has successfully hosted artists for the last 2 years of Open Studios.  Contact johnbookbinder@hotmail.com for more information.

A group of three in Shipston – an artist, journal maker and leather bags/sculpture – will be exhibiting in a lovely furniture and homeware shop. If you're an artist and would like to join them, please contact Sharon Highway on hilma1969@yahoo.co.uk.

Kate Livingston at Slate Gallery has access to a number of temporary exhibition spaces that could be used as venues for Warwickshire Open Studios. To find out more about the services she offers, please contact her on kate@slateartgallery.co.uk or visit www.slateartgallery.co.uk

Jo and Adam Sheridan are looking for artists to join them at the Old Post Office in Dunchurch. Their work can be viewed at www.mudandwool.co.uk. Their plan is to have several artists at their venue, with some demonstrating their work. This is opposite The Fosse House Gallery and another venue of artists (see below), meaning Dunchurch will be a great place to be. To find out more, contact josheridan9@gmail.com.

Julia Sanders, a textile artist, is offering space in her large front garden in the centre of Dunchurch for up to 5 artists/craftspeople to display their work. Artists will need to provide a shelter or gazebo. She would like to feature a range of artists and is particularly interested in anyone who would also be able to demonstrate their skills, but this is not essential. Julia's work can be seen on instagram juliasandersartist and her email is j.psanders@btinternet.com

Deborah Dutton constructs one-off fabrics for deckchairs and stools at her home near Southam. It's a hill top countryside setting that people drive out too and she would love to share her space which includes a large garden, inside wall space and room for cabinets. To find out more contact Deborahduttoncreative@gmail.com and look at her work at www.deborahdutton.co.uk.

Warwickshire Museum at the Market Hall, Warwick is looking to do something a little different this year with its involvement with Warwickshire Open Studios. For 2019, rather than the table top exhibition, they would like to offer a small number of artists the opportunity to exhibit their work within the museum for a duration to be agreed during the Summer Event. Each artist would need to be a WOS member and pay for an individual entry, with their venue listing as the fantastic central location of the Market Hall Museum. There will be a small fee payable to the venue, which will depend on the number of days you exhibit and the space needed. To find out more contact Rebecca Coles: email rebeccacoles@warwickshire.gov.uk or tel 01926 736397.  

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust would love to offer the Ground Floor East Wing Corridor again for next Summer’s Open Studios. It has 4 x 16ft spaces which can be offered to four artists or shared between two. Due to the setting, all works must be framed, glazed and fitted with D-rings for hanging. There are also cabinets. For more information or to register your interest, email Emma at healingarts@uhcw.nhs.uk.