Roundhay Artists Open Studios 2019

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For a sixth successive year, in what is now an established holiday event,  Roundhay Artists will again open their home studios over the bank holiday weekend on 5 – 6 May 2019 to receive locals curious to find out what real artists’ studios look like, and to say hello again to enthusiastic returning visitors from previous years. The Open Studios has proved to be a hugely popular event in the past and this year sees new artists getting involved as well as some familiar faces returning to exhibit their latest work.

This year 25 professional artists are taking part and there is a wide range of work to see, including print making, ceramics, painting, glass and wood art through to contemporary installations. All the artists are present to talk about what they do, and their work may be available to buy. A local arts trail map showing where to go will soon be widely available from local shops and outlets throughout Leeds, and will be downloadable from the Roundhay Artists Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Roundhayartists/  and also our website https:www.roundhayartists.com

Refreshments are available from local community spaces on the route

It’s a great day out. The artists are all very welcoming and happy to talk about their work. It was also lovely to have the opportunity to buy a piece of original art produced by one of our local artists” (2018 visitor)

Another community event which enables us to meet neighbours whilst having the rare opportunity to meet artists and find out a bit more about the whole process of making art, without feeling under any pressure to make a purchase.” (2018 visitor)

It is a pleasure to open my studio to local people who seem genuinely interested and curious about the processes of producing original artwork.” (2018 Artist)

THIS YEARS ARTISTS (SO FAR!), CLICK ON THEIR NAME FOR MORE

1. Tim Miller

Address: 14 Kingswood Crescent LS8 2BG
Web: www.artbytim.co.uk

Tim has been creating art for over 18 years. It is a real passion, depending on the mood of the painting these works can be a real focal point or they can blend subtly into any space.

Access: Studio at the end of the garden accessed by steps.
Open: Sunday and Monday

2. Keiko Harada

Address: 36 West Park Crescent LS8 2EQ
Email: www.roundhayartists.com/keiko-harada

Originally from Japan, Keiko  studied an Art & Design course at Leeds Metropolitan University and Ceramics at Harrogate Art College. She expresses her feelings for nature and the human spirit by using Japanese calligraphy brushes to emphasise movement of line, and in her photography and unique clay pieces

Access: Work is displayed in her conservatory, garden and first floor studio space
Open: Sunday and Monday

3. Lucinda Dransfield

Address: 8 Nunroyd Lawn, LS17 6PJ
Tel: 0113 2931783
Web: www.silvermoonglass.art
Email: lucinda@silvermoonglass.art

Lucinda works in fused. foiled and leaded glass inspired by her lifelong passion for nature and the natural world

Access: Garage studio space with level access with further display area in dining kitchen accessed by a single step. .
Open: Sunday and Monday

4. Tony Driver

Address: 56 North Park Grove LS8 1EW
Tel: 07939 586926
Web: www.tonydriver-artanddesign.com
Email: tony@5dpublicity.com

Tony’s art includes most subject matter, although he is currently exploring the abstract nature of landscape. He works mainly with acrylics but enjoys experimenting with mixed media and texture resulting in intriguing , often unexpected effects in both personal and commissioned images. He was chosen as Artist of the Year at the St.Gemma’s Exhibition at Leeds Grammar School in 2016.

Access: Garden studio, wheelchair accessible.
Open: Sunday and Monday

5. ST. ANDREW’S CHURCH HALL :

Four artists are exhibiting their work in St.Andrew’s Church Hall at the junction of Shaftsbury Avenue and Devonshire Crescent. Access to the hall is from the Devonshire Crescent side. Wheelchair accessible. Refreshments and toilets available.

Open: SUNDAY 12pm to 5pm, MONDAY 11am to 5pm

Dan Ash

My work is hand built ceramic sculpture. Simple bird forms sometimes perched in a tree and quirky dancing clowns, plus other heads and torsos are constructed from slabs and rolled out stoneware clay and decorated with stains and coloured slips before firing

Tel: 07775 627161

Web: 
Email:  dan.deirdreash@talktalk.net

 

Ed Bennett 

Tel: 07841 163682
Web: 
www.oakwoodturners.co.uk
Email: e_bennett@ntlworld.com

My journey into discovering what lies below the surface of woods continues. The colours and grain patters iniate a conversation between turner and wood right up to the final coat of beeswax. I am constantly looking for new techniques to bring interest to the forms I turn

 

Margaret Chalmers 

Tel: 07841 571653
Web:
 www.ffelted.com
Email: texmsc@icloud.com

Margaret has been making felt for over ten years, and specializes in traditional wet felting techniques. creating sculptural 3D items, fashion and home accessories

Jacky Rough

Email: jackyroughdesigns@gmail.com

Jacky graduated from Manchester Polytechnic and pursued a career in illustration for clients such as Jackie Magazine and Cambridge University Press. Her artwork is drawn with watercolour pencil, gouache and pen and ink. Recent pictures include scenes of Oakwood and Roundhay Park.

6. Catherine Warburton

Address: 19 Lidgett Park Avenue LS8 1EU
Web: www.catherinewarburton.com

Catherine gained a BA(Hons) in Fashion Textiles specialising in embroidery from Manchester Polytechnic. She works in many media producing watercolours, collages, acrylics and embroideries. She also makes lino cut prints and cards. Her work is full of pattern and colour inspired by what catches her eye, whether it be a vase of flowers or a landscape sketched on holiday.

Access: Ground floor accessed by one step at the front door.
Open: Sunday and Monday

7. ST EDMUND’S CHURCH :

Five artists are exhibiting their work in St. Edmund’s Church, Lidgett Park Road, Leeds LS8 1JN. Refreshments and toilets available. Wheelchair accessible.

Open: SUNDAY 12pm to 5pm, MONDAY 11am to 5pm.

Catherine Aldred

Tel: 07834 751647
Web: www.catherinealdred.co.uk
Web: catherinealdred.illustrator.blogspot.com

Catherine is an illustrator and printmaker with a particular interest in the architectural detailing of buildings. She studied at Leeds College of Art and at Camberwell School of Art, London. She has exhibited widely in both solo and group shows. She undertakes commercial and private commissions, her most recent being for John Lewis for the launch of their new Leeds store.

Jo Dunn

Tel: 07810 205709
Web: www.jodunn.co.uk

Jo studied Fine Art in Liverpool and Leeds during the 1980s. Her paintings and short animated films have won awards in the UK and abroad. Jo exhibits and sells her work regularly. Recent work includes landscapes and portraits in watercolour and pencil.

David Honeybone & Lynette Willoughby

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8. Richard Locket

Tel: 115 Stainburn Crescent, LS17 6NQ
Web: www.richardlocket.co.uk
Email: richardlocketdesign@gmail.com

Local artist Richard loves bright,sharp and colourful images taking his inspiration from the buildings of Leeds and the Yorkshire landscape. His works are primarily graphical prints

Access: One step into ground floor of house. Doorways not suitable for wheelchairs but access is suitable for those with otherwise limited mobility.
Open: Sunday and Monday

9. Nick Claiden

Address: 5 Lidgett Park Grove LS8 1HW
Web: www.nickclaiden.co.uk
Email: nick@nickclaiden.co.uk

Nick’s lively and colourful work is strongly narrative in content and includes concepts of time, body language and flights of birds.

She uses these themes both in her glass and in her paintings. The glass is painted, often sculptural and uses some fused glass. The paintings are watercolour with etched glass.

Access: Garage studio. Wheelchair accessible
Open: Sunday and Monday

10. Ruth Bader

Address: 9 The Drive LS8 1JF
Tel: 07842 187859
Web: www.ruthisvisual.wordpress.com
Email: r_bader@hotmail.co.uk

Her work focuses on dynamic nude portraits in ink, using a technique she has developed over several years. She will also be exhibiting multimedia collages created in Sydney, London and Yorkshire .

Access: Ground floor exhibition space reached via one step.
Open: Sunday & Monday

11. Gary Crowder

Address: 14 Chandos Gardens LS8 1LW
Web: www.garycrowderart.co.uk
Email: crowder999@sky.com

For Gary painting is all about discovery – “I do it cos I have to”. His work has evolved into something which may be described as semi-abstract landscape. He see himself as an artist trying to make sense of the world through paint.

Access: Studio has no steps and a large door.
Open: Sunday & Monday

14. Margaret Glackin 

Address: 7 Oakwell Gardens, LS8 1RR
Tel: 07905 726862
Web: www.clayandwoodworks.co.uk

Margaret’s work is influenced by her interest in politics and the build environment. Her sculptural pieces tell a story and are formed by working through a particular issue relating to society today. Her domestic work has been designed to be both functional and aesthetic

Access: One low step to garden studio.
Open: Sunday & Monday

15. Catherine Faley

Address: 7 Oakwell Gardens, LS8 1RR
Tel: 07905 726862
Web: www.clayandwoodworks.co.uk

Catherine is a designer-maker working in rescued timber from demolished buildings. Her artisan furniture and household items hopefully challenge the throw-away society

Access: One low step to garden studio.
Open: Sunday & Monday

17. Ellie McVerry

Address: 6 Oakwell Drive  LS8 4AE
Tel:  07990 831155
Web: www.elliemcverry.com
Email: ellie.mcverry@btinternet.com

A strong use of colour is more than decorative but a powerful means of communication. Ellie uses colour to evoke the emotional presence of trees and nature, free from the organic form binding them,into subconscious abstraction.

Access: Access to studio up a gravel drive to left of the house.
Open: Sunday and Monday

18. Gillian Holding

Address: Greystones, 11 Oakwood Grove LS8 2PA
Tel: 07952 240291
Web: www.gillianholding.com

Gillian’s work explores the incongruity of the mundane ordinary, the everyday familiar and liminal spaces of our lives. Wandering the “edgelands” of cities such as Leeds and London the unfamiliar familiar and overlooked anonymity are revealed and made visible in a frequently disquieting way.

Access: Doorsteps and half flight of stairs with no handrails.
Open: Sunday and Monday

More to add soon but please remember not all our artists can exhibit at this event so please take a look around – Click here for a list of all our artists

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