Celebrate creativity with Open Studios Notts

by | 8 May 2023 | Art, Community Focus, Sherwood

In May 2023 artists and makers from across Nottinghamshire invite you to visit their studios and events. There is free entry to most events – a few make a small charge to help cover costs or for charity. Events local to us are:

Cynthia Harrison Orr

Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th May, 11.00am to 5.00pm
33 Blackstope Lane, Retford DN22 6NF
07779 109995 or www.cynthiaharrisonorr.com

Retford Arts Hub

Saturdays 13th, 20th and 27th May, 10.00am to 4.00pm

Meet the artisans

Christine Howard: painter inspired by the natural world
Annie Turner – bold paintings of animals, people
Paul Straker – oils, pastels, countryside, urban scenes
Jayne Day – illustrator of architecture, graphic marker pen art
Lesley Pearson – illustrator, artist, watercolour, pen and ink
Michelle Perkins – crafting in paper, card, wood
Charlie Love – colourful impressions in paint & stitches
Sophie Hargreaves – illustration, design, comics

Wheelchair access to ground floor shop and café only. Artists will be available to demonstrate on ground floor and speak to people unable to manage the stairs to studios.
Retford Arts Hub, 11 Churchgate, Retford DN22 6PA
@retfordartshub on Instagram and Facebook

Cath Ray Gallery and Studios

Saturday 13th and Sunday 28th May, 10.00am to 4.00pm
All seven artists who work at the gallery will open their studio doors. Botanical artis, Alison Beevers will be printing on tin and displaying her fabrics, eco-dyed and printed with flowers grown by Alison herself. Also meet Tracey Page, mixed media artist, textile artist Bev Ramsbotham, painters Andy Hill and Cath Ray and graphic designer and stone-carver Bryn Walls. Artist William Boulby will have his automatic drawing machine (worthy of William Heath Robinson) out and examples of what it can do. Visitors will also be able to meet and chat to Retford artist Jane Aukland, whose work is on display in the main gallery.
58b Bridgegate, Retford DN22 7UZ
07803 204424 or raybooks@msn.com

Griffin And Sinclair Furniture

Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st May, 10.00am to 4.00pm
Open Studio of wooden furniture makers.
Endon House, Main Street, Laneham DN22 0NA
07775 440156 or www.griffinandsinclair.co.uk

Joy Gibbs-Price

Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th May, 10.00am to 4.00pm
Open ceramics studio.
The Potting Shed, Gainsborough Road, Everton DN10 5BW
07842 114145 or www.pottingshed.studio

Chris Campbell

Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th May, 10.00am to 5.00pm
Open sculpture, printmaking and metal casting studio.
The Workshops, Grendon Lodge, Main Street, Mattersey DN10 5DZ
07802 854799 or www.chriscampbelldesigns.com

Dawn Idalia

Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st May, 10.00am to 4.30pm
Drawing, photography, printmaking and sculpture
Unit 30 Thoresby Courtyard, Near Ollerton NG22 9WH
07917 434279 or www.dawnidalia.art

Dovecot Gallery, Styrrup

Saturday 27th to Monday 29th May, 10.00am to 4.00pm
See large scale metal sculpture work plus drawing, printmaking and painting by Hilary Cartmel, Michael Johnson, Penny Cawley and Jean Rush.
Dovecot Gallery, Poplars Farm, Main Street, Styrrup DN11 8NB
01302 618096 or www.dovecotgallery.co.uk