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 .

Chan Uppal is based in Warwick and is looking to exhibit in the Leamington/Warwick area. Chan paints cars, mainly classic, with acrylic on canvas and marker pens/ink/crayon. To find out more, contact charanjituppal@hotmail.com or go to www.facebook.com/CarArtbyChan

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

Bridget Mattingly would love to exhibit with other artists with a range of different 2D and 3D work, preferably in Leamington Spa or Warwick or within a few miles of CV2. She is a printmaker using a variety of printmaking and collage techniques. To find out more, contact bridgemat@gmail.com or click here.

Looking for artists?

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

Leamington Spa Art Gallery and Museum is once again inviting WOS members to demonstrate and display their work during the 2019 Summer event, but this time in blocks of 3-4 days and alongside 3-4 other artists. There will be a charge involved and there may need to be a selection process (particularly if the opportunity proves to be very popular). We're not asking you to commit yet (the full details will be circulated in November), but if this is of interest contact Sally Larke on submissions@warwickdc.gov.uk. Please note this does NOT exclude you from hosting your own venue elsewhere, but you will need to be present at the Pump Rooms for the days you commit to.

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.