Published: 22 April 2016
After a year’s break, the hugely successful Skipton Open Studios makes its long awaited return with partner sponsor Skipton International.
Now in its eighth year, the island-wide event will launch on Thursday 16th June with a taster exhibition at CCA Galleries International and new for 2016, art events, workshops and film at The Lido, Havre des Pas, and Signtech CI.
In true Skipton Open Studios fashion, participating artists will once again be opening the doors of their studios to the public during the last weekend of June and the first weekend of July. The open weekends provide a chance for the public to meet local artists and gain an insight into how and where the work is produced, together with the inspirations and techniques involved. Thanks to the partnerships developed with Jersey Heritage and the National Trust for Jersey, artists are also given the opportunity to transform some of the unique heritage properties owned by both into pop-up studios.
2015 saw Jersey Arts Trust take a break from the Skipton Open Studios to pursue the Skipton Arts Series - the umbrella term that encompasses the Open Studios as well as other community arts events throughout the coming year. Last year’s programme included the Les P’tits Faîtchieaux project, where thousands of small clay figures were made by schools, community groups and the general public, which were then distributed to countries all around the world. The Art Series for 2015 finished with the incredibly popular Jersey Projection Gallery, which saw some of Jersey’s most important work be shown together, for the first time, on the façade of Normans Commercial Buildings.
We can’t wait to tell you all about the 2016 Open Studios –this blog is designed to keep you up to date with all the latest information, including insider blog posts on participating Artists, workshops and extra events taking place, as part of this year’s Open Studios. In the meantime let’s revisit the last Open Studios with this great short.