Glasgow Sculpture Studios, Glasgow
Established in 1988 as a centre primarily focused on sculpture, Glasgow Sculpture Studios offer studio and production facilities for a number of artists. This Christmas they are offering a number of artworks and limited editions by artists including Megan Rooney, Haegue Yang and Christine Borland, alongside publications by Iman Issa and Haegue Yang. Available online or by visiting GSS, with proceeds reinvested directly into the organisation, which recently announced it is putting its exhibition programme “on hold” due to funding issues.
Cockpit Arts, Holborn and Deptford, London
Cockpit Arts are celebrating their 30th anniversary with a special Christmas opening. There’s over 170 artists featured across their two sites, including ceramicists, jewellers, textile designers, shoemakers and many other crafts. There is also a prize draw to win vouchers to spend with Cockpit makers, plus food from their Hand Made Food Café.
Holborn: 24-27 November 2016; Deptford: 2-4 December 2016. www.cockpitarts.com
Oriel Q: Winter Open Exhibition, Narbeth, Wales
Selling exhibition showcasing works by over 60 artists from throughout Wales and further afield. Featured work includes watercolours, oils and embroidery through to bronze, glass and ceramic objects, with price tags from £10 to £2,000.
25 November – 17 December 2016. www.orielqueenshallgallery.org.uk
Mixed Christmas Exhibition, Russell Gallery, London
The Russell Gallery’s annual Christmas group show features works by approximately 70 artists. Several new artists are included alongside the gallery’s regular roster in this exhibition of predominantly figurative and abstract paintings.
24 November 2016 – 21 January 2017. www.russell-gallery.com
Winter Presents, Mostyn, Llandudno, Wales
Mostyn’s recently expanded shop now includes a showcase gallery space. ‘Winger Presents’ features a range of original artworks, limited edition prints and handcrafted contemporary crafts at a range of prices. Artists include: Fiona Carver, Wayne Clark, Claudia Made This, Daubs and Dashes, Jan Gardner and Catrin Griffiths.
Until 29 January 2017. www.mostyn.org
Winter Open Days, Old Library Studios, Stourbridge
The top floor of Stourbridge’s Old Library is host to a collection of artists, designers and makers. Join them for their winter open days. Featuring live music from artist Elena Thomas’s band The Sitting Room plus seasonal refreshments.
3-4 December 2016. www.facebook.com/events
Open Studios, ASC, London
Over 40 artists are opening their studios to the public at ASC, featuring painting, ceramics, photography, drawing, mixed-media, ceramics and performance. The event will also coincide with a late night opening at ASC Gallery of Saelia Aparicio’s ‘Burning With Joy’ – an exhibition of wall drawings and sculpture.
9-10 December 2016. www.ascstudios.co.uk
Ouseburn Open Studios, The Ouseburn Valley, Newcastle
Bringing together a range of different venues, this event showcases the work of over 200 artists and designer-makers. Expect a huge variety of affordable and original work to buy, from paintings, ceramics, sculpture, jewellery, furniture, prints. There is also live music, food and interactive workshops.
26 to 27 November 2016. www.ouseburnopenstudios.org
Coburg House Winter Open Studios, Coburg House, Leith
This former granary in the heart of Edinburgh’s Leith is a hub for artists, designers and makers. It has housed artists’ studios for over 10 years. Expect a wide variety of different artworks on show.
2-4 December 2016. www.coburghouse.co.uk
Meet Your Winter Makers, Neo Design, Dundee
This group of artists and artisans will exhibit a selection of woodwork, glasswork, jewellery, ceramics and textiles. The week-long event will also offer a wide range of workshops and live demonstrations available to the public by the featured makers.
25 November – 2 December 2016. www.facebook.com/events
Christmas at the Mill, Islington Mill, Salford
Salford organisation Islington Mill is hosting its annual ‘carbooty’, with artists and designers selling original prints, art works, screen-printed clothing, bags, ceramics, jewellery and much more. There will also be food, drink and performances.
30 November – 1 December 2016. www.islingtonmill.com
Shape Arts’ 40th Birthday Bonanza, Platform, London
Disability-led arts organisation Shape Arts is celebrating its 40th year at Platform Southwark with an artist-led two-day birthday event. Visual artists have created postcards that will be exhibited and sold for £30 each, with proceeds funding Shape Arts’ future activities. There will also be two workshops and a party.
25-26 November 2016. www.shapearts.org.uk
Havelock Walk, Forest Hill, London
Located in the centre of Forest Hill, London, Havelock Walk is a community of artists, musicians and designers. Wander through the studios, chat with the artists and take in a live music set whilst sampling some street food.
26-27 November 2016. www.havelockwalk.com
Open Studio, 24/8, London
24/8 is a multi-disciplinary creative workshop studio and gallery space founded in July 2011 by Helen Brough and Emmett Roepke. The 24/8 team is an integration of architects, artists and graphic designers who collaboratively produce both conceptual architecture and contemporary art. Join them for festive drinks and open studios.
2-3 December 2016. www.248work.com
Worton Hall Studios, Isleworth, Middlesex
Immerse yourself in printmaking in the beautiful and historic surroundings of Worton Hall Studios. There will be tours of the facilities, and live printmaking demonstrations including etching, lithography and silkscreen. Plus wine and mince pies.
6 December www.wortonhallstudios.com
House of Voltaire, Studio Voltaire, London
This temporary store sells a range of unique artworks, limited edition prints and specially commissioned homewares, clothing and accessories by leading contemporary artists and designers. All proceeds support London-based arts charity Studio Voltaire’s gallery and education programmes. Includes items by Jeremy Deller, Mark Titchner, Elizabeth Price and Peter Saville, with work also available for purchase online.
Until 18 December 2016. www.houseofvoltaire.org
Printland, Peacock Visual Arts, Aberdeen
Peacock Arts’ end of year exhibition and print sale offers work by local and national artists in a wide range of sizes and styles including abstracts, landscapes, portraits, illustrations, and urban art. Prices start from just £1 with the money made reinvested back into the local artistic community.
25 November 2016 – 14 January 2017. www.peacockvisualarts.com
Chisenhale Gallery Christmas Discount, London
Chisenhale Gallery are offering 10% off all Chisenhale Editions until 13 January. Chisenhale Friends and Patrons will also receive a 20% discount. Highlights include Rachel Whiteread’s digital C-type print Installation of Ghost and Mark Leckey’s digital pigment print Grasping & Gasping (Pylons & Nylons and Hooves & Hands and Benson & Hedges).
Until 13 January 2017. www.chisenhale.org.uk
Liverpool Biennale Limited Editions, Liverpool
Limited Editions presents work by leading contemporary artists who have worked with Liverpool Biennial. For the festive period they are offering a 10% discount on all editions until 6 January. Sale of Limited Editions directly supports the biennial’s new commissions, exhibitions, talks, and education programmes. Artists include: Marvin Gaye Chetwynd, Mark Leckey, Yin-Ju Chen, Sahej Rahal and Sir Peter Blake.
Until 6 January 2017. www.biennial.com
Turps Studio Programme WIP Show and Open Studios, Turps Gallery, London
Kicking off two days of activity at Turps Gallery is the launch event of issue 17 of Turps Painting Magazine. The organisation’s studios will also be open, plus there will be an exhibition showcasing work by a range of artists including: Eleanor Bedlow, Angela Brandys, Katie Brookes, Athene Greig, Freya Guest and Rebecca Harper.
9-10 December 2016. turpsbanana.com/art-school
Vanguard Court Open Studios, London
Vanguard Court in Camberwell, South London, has been home to a creative community since the 1980s when the former Vanguard Luggage site was converted into studios and workshops. The winter exhibition and open studios is a chance to see the work of over 35 artists and makers currently based at the site, including those working in jewellery and silverware, ceramics, textiles and printed accessories, sculpture, painting and architecture.
1-4 December 2016. www.vanguardcourt.org
ATLAS ARTS is an itinerant organisation based in the Isle of Skye that celebrates and explores the specificity of place within a local, national and international context. All profits from its ‘#ShopSmall and Support the Arts this Christmas’ project are being re-invested in its programme of pioneering commissions, so this is a great chance to gift a limited edition artwork and support connections between artists and audiences in a unique location. Multiples include J Maizlish Mole’s A Walk Around Portree tea towel, Frances Priest’s colouring books featuring her original botanical drawings and David Lemm’s screen-printed postcards documenting his ascent of Sgurr Alasdair.
1. Glasgow Sculpture Studios
2. Studio Ayaskan
3. Jude Winnall, Vanilla Kiln
4. Ouseburn Open Studios, The Ouseburn Valley, Newcastle
5. Christmas at the Mill, Islington Mill, Salford
6. Elizabeth Price, We, 2016 Screen Print. Edition of 100. Courtesy of the artist and Studio Voltaire
7. Printland, Peacock Arts, Edinburgh
8. Marvin Gaye Chetwynd, Getting Dogsy, 2016.
9. J Maizlish Mole, A walk around Portree tea towel, 2013.