On Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th June the public are invited to tour the 31 studios and talk to the artists of Art Space Portsmouth at the Annual Open Studios event, once again in association with Portsmouth Festivities 2014. Visitors will see inside the fascinating working studios of painters, sculptors, printmakers, digital artists and more, who exhibit their work locally, nationally and internationally.
In the gallery space, visitors will be able to enjoy an exhibition whilst taking a seat and enjoying refreshments. Visitors will be welcome to wander through the studios, look at artwork and chat with the artists, and take advantage of a wonderful opportunity to purchase direct from artists at studio prices. Raffle tickets will be on sale for a special prize draw for the chance to win a choice from a varied selection of original artworks.
Art Space Portsmouth has supported and promoted contemporary art and artists through the provision of high quality, affordable studio space since it was formed by staff and graduates of the then Portsmouth Polytechnic in 1980. There are currently 31 versatile studios located at the converted Brougham Road Chapel in Southsea and an ever-growing membership of over 40 artists. Projects and activities include classes and courses, residencies, exhibitions and sponsored studio awards.
For further information about Art Space Portsmouth and the Open Studios Weekend, please contact the Art Space Portsmouth Studio Coordinator on 023 9287 4523 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Individual artist’s profiles and examples of their work are available to view at www.artspace.co.uk.
Information about Visiting Art Space Open Studios
The artists’ studios will be open to the public from 1.30pm to 4.30pm on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th June 2014. Brougham Road is a 5-minute walk from the main bus routes that run via Winston Churchill Avenue in central Portsmouth and Elm Grove in Southsea; and a 10-to-15 minute walk from Portsmouth and Southsea central train station. Free parking is available in and round Brougham Road for up to 3 hours.