Thursday, October 18, 2012

Mushroom Works @ Open Studios

Mushroom Works @ Ouseburn Open Studios 2012

Preview: Fri, 23rd November, 6 – 8pm
Open Studios: Sat, 24th & Sun, 25th November, 10am – 5pm

FREE Admission

We're almost ready to throw open the doors for this year’s much anticipated Ouseburn Open Studios weekend. We'll be kicking off this year's event with the preview of our now famous 20x20 exhibition of original ‘must have’ 20cm x 20cm artworks that are priced at just £20.

We'll also be showcasing exciting new work by the artists and designer-makers based at our two other studio buildings (Brickworks in Byker and the newly opened Brighton Road Studios in Gateshead) drop in and meet some new faces.

As ever, our open studios weekend will offer a very unique experience with encouraging visitors to come and explore the creative workspaces of some of the region’s most innovative artists and designer-makers. There'll be a huge variety of affordable work for sale from paintings, ceramics, sculpture, jewellery, furniture, prints, or come and commission a piece of work that is personal to you.

This year's open studios also see's us joining a national campaign championing 'the innovation and creativity' of independent retailers and businesses. The ‘Celebrate an Independent Christmas’ campaign being launched on 12th November, encourages consumers to buy from local independent businesses. Their message and ours to consumers is that buying from an Independent guarantees them a more unique experience. Pop along, meet with these creative folk and see the exciting work they create!!!

There'll be a free ‘Hop-on, Hop-off’ shuttle bus service running between each of the eight venues over the open studios weekend, so there’s no excuse for not getting to see everything on offer.