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Press release June 2013

Surrey Artists Open Studios summer event

8-23 June 2013

Call 01483 519285 for a brochure

Surrey Artists Open Studios offers the public a unique opportunity to visit artists studios, meet artists

& makers, view demonstrations, explore and buy original artwork, enter our free prize draw, view

taster exhibitions and take part in creative workshops. Studio locations are throughout Surrey and

around its borders.

This summers open studio event will have more studios than ever with many new exciting

artists participating. There is such a diverse variety of work including print-making, jewellery,

ceramics, textiles, painting, wood-turning, sculpture, illustration, glass work and much more.

Our website offers a fantastic re source: an online interactive map where you will be able to find

studios taking part and to easily plan your visit with the touch of a button. Pick up a brochure at one

of our Surrey libraries or arts venues.

Highlighted artists include: Abstract painter Jill Bellamy uses vivid colour combinations together

with different textures and marks to create images which tend to evoke a feeling of movement with

different moods. Jill will be showcasing her work as part of ShedArt, a dynamic working co-operative

of contemporary artists based in Newdigate.

Ceramicist Ali Tomlin will be showcasing her work as part of a group of artists based at Shalford

Mill. Ali creates one-off, contemporary mostly thrown ceramics often using simple blocks of colour to

contrast the clean white porcelain forms.

Jeweller Liz Hancock will be showcasing her work, as part of a group of 7 artists, at the Artful

Gallery in Haslemere. Liz works mainly in silver and uses gem stones and gold, as well as a

combination of textured and plain pieces of silver creating bold jewellery.

Artist Dorothea Kramer-Jone s will be opening her garden studio in Oxshott. Dorothea creates

mixed media landscapes, photographic portraiture, abstract paintings and video art- often

characterised by vibrant colour.

For a taster of what all these artists have to offer please visit Find A Surrey Artist on our website:

We feature all of our open studios artists and more on our online resource: Here you will find listings on arts venues, galleries, other Open

Studios and event listing from our artist members and their current workshops.

To kick start the Open Studios event we have 3 ta ster exhibitions allowing our audience the

chance to view a selection of artists work from across Surrey at one venue.

The Surrey taster exhibition is at East Surrey College 7-23 May, the West Surrey Taster exhibition at

Lewis Elton Gallery, University of Surrey from 30 April- 16 May and the Bourneside Gallery Taster

Exhbition at the Bourneside Gallery, 1 North Street, Dorking 25 May- 7 Jul 2013.


Contact: Caroline Jackman, Surrey Artists Open Studios coordinator

01483 519281 or 07785 917490

Image captions:

Jill Bellamy, Drift

Ali Tomlin, Striped Bowl

Liz Hancock, Pendant

Dorothea Kramer, Shepherds Delight- Mixed media landscape