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:
www.surreyopenstudios.org.uk. 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
Jill Bellamy, Drift
Ali Tomlin, Striped Bowl
Liz Hancock, Pendant
Dorothea Kramer, Shepherds Delight- Mixed media landscape