Roundhay Artists Open Studios

Welcome to Roundhay Artists Open Studios 2018

For a fifth year the professional artists of Roundhay are opening the doors of their studios to the public. Roundhay Artist Open Studios 2018 is on Sunday 6th May and Bank Holiday Monday 7th May between 11am and 5pm.

It provides an occasion for the public to visit the artists’ studios and see the wide range of creative talent in the area, which includes artists working in portraiture, ceramics, landscapes and abstract paintings, textiles, sculpture, glass and experimental mixed media.

This is a chance for the public to engage with the artists and discover the passion and inspiration that drives them, watch them at work, and even in some cases have a go themselves.

There will be opportunities to purchase one off pieces of art and also commission work to individual specifications.

This is a wonderful opportunity for an inspiring look at this thriving community.

We have produced a leaflet detailing a route and participating artists profiles:-

Download map here / Download artist info here

If you are a practising visual artist and live in Roundhay and would like to take part in an Open Studio event in future years please contact us for further information.

The Open Studios is supported by Roundhay Councillors Christine Macniven, Ghulam Hussain and Eleanor Tunnicliffe and by OTRA.

CONTACT DETAILS OF LOCAL ORGANISERS

David Honeybone- Tel: 07772 721197 email: davidkhoneybone@gmail.com
Tony Driver – Tel: 07939 586926 email: tony@5dpublicity.com

THIS YEARS ARTISTS, 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 works in  clay and also produces Japanese calligraphy, which she teaches privately at her studio.Recently she has begun a new challenge in creating energetic, large scale brush work

Access: Ground floor display area reached by one step
Open: Sunday and Monday

3. Miriam Laville

Address: 11 Ayresome Avenue LS8 1BB
Tel: 07967 974391
Web: www.miriam-laville.co.uk
Email: miriam@miriam-laville.co.uk

The inspiration for her artwork is taken from the investigation and response to natural forms. She abstractes the images and experiments with various media using sand, collage and oils.Miriam has recently been painting landscaped influenced by the Yorkshire Moors. Miriam facilitates art workshops in the Yorkshire area

Access: Studio down tarmac drive, wheelchair accessible.
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 :

Six 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

Ed Bennett

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

Ed is a woodturner continually looking for new forms to create that show off the inherent beauty of wood. He says he still gets excited about the colours and grain patterns that the medium of wood provides. The period of crafting becomes a continual conversation between turner and wood right up to the final coat of beeswax. He is constantly looking for new forms to create although he is just as happy creating utilitarian pieces.

Michael Cox

Tel: 07501 134138
Web: www.mcoxart.co.uk
Email: michael.mcoxart@gmail.com

Michael’s art is simple. He paints what he sees, occasionally using a little imagination and a touch of artistic licence. He likes to experiment with materials, with most of his work being in mixed media. He uses charcoal, inks, watercolours and acrylics- sometimes all in one image. He is inspired by shapes, lines and colours found in landscapes, woodland and coastal scenes and also produces portrait and abstract work.

Geof Radley

Tel: 0113 2173778 / 07952 274553
Email: geofj.radley@gmail.com

Geof loves the ebb and flow of watercolour and its demands as a medium. He enjoys the colour and texture found in trees and nature. Bringing these elements together in a way that expresses an emotional connection is what excites and drives him. It is about the spaces in between.

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.

Sarah Thornton

Tel: 07944 223506
Social: instagram.com/sidandco

Sarah says she is always searching for new ways to represent her passion for nature and the feelings it evokes. She is interested in representation itself using a multiplicity of approaches to subject matter, striving for balance, making sense of chaos and order and the spaces in between.

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 :

Three 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.

Heidi Farrar

Tel: 07935 380310
Web: www.heidifarrarfineart.co.uk

Heidi ‘s work is highly detailed and portrays a variety of wildlife. She sometimes takes a different, more ‘painterly’ experimental approach with mixed media pieces. However, her mediums of choice are oils and acrylics.

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

12. Jane Lewis 

Address: 11 Jackson Avenue LS8 1NP
Web: www.janelewisartist.com
Email: janelewisart@yahoo.co.uk

Jane’s artistic career spans over 40 years and she has exhibited on the UK and Europe. Her recent work is concerned with the tragic and seemingly hopeless plight of animals used for food, clothing, entertainment and scientific research in the modern world

Access: 2 steps to house. Exhibiting on ground & first floors
Open: Sunday & Monday

13. Mira Bogicevic 

Address: 11 Jackson Avenue LS8 1NP
Web: www.useum.org/artist/mira-bogicevic
Email: mira.bogicevic@yahoo.co.uk

Visual genealogy is the theme of Mira’s ongoing series of paintings in oil on canvas. She is also showing examples of her textile work.

Access: 2 steps to house. Exhibiting on ground & first floors
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

16. Mark Sofilas

Address: 18 Oakwood Drive LS8 2JB
Tel: 0113 2401716 / 07942 521059
Web: www.marksofilasart.com

Mark’s work is inspired by his love of the North Yorkshire coastline. It focuses on the towns and villages, the harbours, fishing boats & the locals that dot this rugged and beautiful part of Yorkshire. His paintings are very heavily influenced by the emotions a particular scene or moment evokes in him.

Access: Exhibiting space on ground floor and cellar studio all accessed by steps.
Open: Sunday and 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

Thats everyone for this year 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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