Having enjoyed meeting a record breaking 700+ visitors last year as well as unprecedented sales at their popular Silent Auction, the 28 artists at Blackhorse Lane in Walthamstow are looking forward to welcoming you again to their Open Studios Weekend this year.
Art enthusiasts and anyone curious will get the chance to meet and chat to the artists in their work environments and if they have enough bidding skills or a lucky hand might even get to take home an original work of art at pre-market prices.
Blackhorse Lane Studios with its distinct twin peak roof has quickly become an established landmark in Walthamstow’s vibrant art scene and just like last year, the Open Studios will be part of the hugely popular and ever expanding E17 Art Trail which received growing critical acclaim over the last years for its inclusiveness, diversity and artistic and social ambition.
While the studios were founded just four years ago, artists working there have a much longer history with their collective achievements in education, exhibitions and winning of prestigious art prizes. This is a rare opportunity to see their work in progress and speak to them about their motivation, ambition and “what it all means”. And bring your children too – there will be an arts quiz and drawing wall so the next generation of talent can show off their skills!
Stop by, linger and enjoy; be inspired and perhaps challenged at this friendly, relaxed event.
Participating artists: Franki Austin, Francesco de Manincor, Jonet Harley-Peters, Charlotte Hodes, Lucile Montague, William Stok, Valerie Large, Tam Joseph, Elizabeth de Monchaux, Jonathan O’Dea, Michelle Reader, Mike Thorn, Neil Irons, Rosemarie McGoldrick, Lisa Peachey, Katrin Mäurich, Julie Caves, Sandie M Sutton, Pauline Evans, Duncan Evans, Daniela Rizzi, Charlotte Gerrard, Gisli Bergmann, Helen Maurer, Matilda Bevan, Jean-Pierre Mas.
Blackhorse Lane Studios are supported and managed by the Barbican Arts Group Trust (BAGT) which received charitable status in 1984 in recognition of its community and educational work undertaken through exhibitions, public art projects, open studios and schools projects. A percentage of the Silent Auction proceeds will go towards supporting the trust’s valuable activities.
WHEN: 8-9th September 2012 (second weekend of E17 Art Trail)
WHERE: 114 Blackhorse Lane, London E17 6AA
Tube: Victoria Line to Blackhorse Road (13 mins from King’s Cross) Overgound from Liverpool Street to St James Street Station or Gospel Oak to Blackhorse Road Station Buses: 158 from Stratford, 123 from Wood Green or Ilford, 230 from Walthamstow Central or Wood Green
Car Parking in Shakespeare Road