Bucks Open Studios in and around Marlow 18th Jun to 3rd July

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Painting by Jen Riley, one of the open studio artists from Marlow

Bucks Open Studios 2011 takes place from 18 June to 3 July 2011 and is the largest visual arts event in the county.  In the last two weeks of June every year over 480 artists and makers, in over 182 different venues across Buckinghamshire, open their studios and run exhibitions and events for the public to visit.

This year is the biggest so far with a record number of participants, venues and new entrants, and they anticipate exceeding last year’s record of just over 25,000 visits made to studios & exhibitions during the fortnight. 64 new artists and makers are taking part this year.

Participants include painters, watercolour artists, wood turners, basket weavers, metal workers, jewellery makers, book makers, print makers, acrylic and silk painters to name just a few of the many skills to be found in Bucks.

It’s a great chance to be inspired, go behind the scenes, talk to artists first-hand, and see work in progress.  Some venues also offer demonstrations or workshops. Others feature group exhibitions, showcasing a wide range of arts and crafts.
There’s a lot more info on the website www.bucksopenstudios.org.uk

What can you see in Marlow?

There are 9 artists, or groups of artists,  in Marlow or Little Marlow, as listed here on the Bucks Open Studios website.

The majority are open for access most days across the period of the event.

Open cast glass - by "Collective Art In Marlow" artist Julia Hayward.

A specific event which we have already mentioned in our events calendar is an exhibition by the groupCollective Art in Marlowrunning over the coming weekends.

This exhibition covers a diverse range of art and craft; jewellery, fine metalwork, painting, illustration, fused & cast glass, encaustic wax, textiles, coiling, collage.

A 3 minute walk from Marlow High Street – at Pugin Rooms, St. Peter’s Street, Marlow, SL7 1NQ

  • Sat 18th June 10am – 5pm, Sun 19th June 2pm – 5pm
  • Sat 25th June 10am – 5pm, Sun 26th June 2pm – 5pm
  • Sat 2nd July 10am – 5pm

Article author: Paul Merchant

About the author: Founded MyMarlow.co.uk in its original version back in 2000 - yes the internet DID exist back then. Brought up in Marlow, went to school here, now has children at the same schools. Quite clearly loves all things Marlow - hence spending over 2 decades doing this!

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