Friday, May 30, 2014

Open Studios at Blackhorse Lane Studios 2014

Blackhorse Lane Open Studios

Friday 6th to Sunday 8th May

Long-time Blackhorse Lane residents Blackhorse Lane Studios are back after a two year break with their always popular Open Studios weekend, featuring 28 artists opening up their workshops to reveal their varied practices, alongside a packed programme of events: 

28 Open Studios / Silent Auction / ‘Artworks Open’ / Kids Quiz / Blackhorse Arts Trek / & More! 

Barbican Arts Group Trust Silent Auction - see the 64 works and submit your bid

As always this will include a chance to bid for one of the many original artworks displayed around the building in our Silent Auction. Bidding takes place in the studios and also via our website. 

The auction starts on Friday 6th May at 6pm, the moment we open the doors for our Launch Event, 6-9pm, signalling the beginning of our weekend of activities. All are welcome to join us for a drink, refreshments and perhaps a lucky bid! 

Also launching at this event is the ‘Artworks Open’ exhibition in our Project Space gallery, a group show of the very best work selected for this national competition. The winner, announced on the night, will receive £1000 and a solo show in the gallery. 

This year we are also linking up with two other key members of the Blackhorse scene, Made By Ore jewellery workshop and Blackhorse Workshop, for the inaugural ‘The Blackhorse Arts Trek’, joining all three up into a local tour and series of events, just follow the yellow horse shoes

And for our keen smaller visitors there is the Kids Quiz with questions set by each artist to unlock secrets about the artworks in their studios. Special prizes courtesy of Jackson’s Art Supplies. 

And a special reward for those who make it round all three ‘Blackhorse Arts Trek’ locations, a limited edition Trekkers Rossette, with making tables at each venue. 

This year the Blackhorse Lane Studios: Open Studios 2014 will again invite members of the public to explore the working spaces of our 28 artists: painters, sculptors, photographers and performers, working with a whole variety of materials, ideas and making processes: 

Participating Artists:
Jacinta Appleby, Franki Austin, Anja Borowicz, Julie Caves, Nickie Counsell, Francesco de Manincor, Duncan Evans, Pauline Evans, Charlotte Gerrard, Ross Hansen, Jonet Harley-Peters, Denise Hickey, Neil Irons, Tam Joseph, Matthew Krishanu, Valerie Large, Jean-Pierre Mas, Helen Maurer, Katrin Mäurich, Lucile Montague, Benjamin Parker, Michelle Reader, Daniela Rizzi, David J Smith, William Stok, Sandie M Sutton, Barry Sykes, Emma Talbot, Marijke Vasey. 

Just a 5 minute walk from Blackhorse Road station (Victoria line and London overground) plus the 158 bus from Stratford stops right outside. 

114 Blackhorse Lane 
East London 
E17 6AA

Open Evening on Friday 6th June 6-9pm includes a horse-related playlist and bar.

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