|Dozens of Local Artists Show Off their Work this Weekend|
At fourth annual ArtWest Open Studios in north of Shepherd's Bush
Dozens of west London artists will open their studios to the public on October 4 and 5 for the fourth annual ArtWest Open Studios Weekend.
Doors are open from 1pm till 6pm on both Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free and all are welcome – children included.
The event offers the chance to see and talk to more than 50 artists working in a creative hub on the border of Hammersmith & Fulham and Brent. The busy studios are located in six buildings centred round the junction of Harrow Road and Scrubs Lane, just north of the Grand Union Canal, and all within walking distance of each other.
Visitors to the studios will be able to meet and talk to painters and sculptors, printmakers and photographers, as well as workers in glass, ceramics, textiles, furniture and fashion. Many exhibit and sell their work internationally.
If you want your own unique piece of art, there’s something on offer for all pockets – from large sculptures and oil-paintings costing thousands of pounds, to little pocket gems of paintings costing only £20. Postcards from ArtWest are created especially for the weekend – they are sold anonymously, the artist’s name on the back of the card only revealed when the buyer receives the work.
And, for the second year running, Views from the Inside will be shown alongside Postcards from ArtWest. Wormwood Scrubs prisoners have been making their own art postcards in the prison’s art classes, which will be for sale. Half the proceeds go towards art materials for the prison.
ArtWest chair, Caro Millington, says: “Our artists do work throughout the year with local schools, and the Koestler Trust, in addition to the Open Studio weekend. It’s great that, at a time when this part of London is facing huge changes, artists are still happy to engage with the community they are working in.
“They know that building links between working artists and local people and organisations can be a source of energy and stimulation for artists and public alike”.
Participating artists are in the following buildings:
Acava - 17-19 Hythe Road NW10
Acme - 733 Harrow Road NW10
GlassFusion - Unit 1, Gateway Industrial Estate, Hythe Road NW10
Light Factory - 6 Scrubs Lane NW10
NW10 Studios - Apex House, 23-25 Hythe Road NW10
NW10 Studios - Regent House, 19-21 Hythe Road NW10
October 3, 2014