Open studios event celebrating local creative talent
South East Open Studios returns this summer. South East Open Studios, the 17-day event celebrating creative talent, returns this summer from Friday 2nd to Sunday 18th June. Launching across Kent and East Sussex, SEOS will raise the profile of visual arts across the region.
Stretching through countryside, coastline, villages and towns, the event not only helps to build artists’ profiles in the wider arts arena but also puts the South East on the map as a hub of creativity.
South East Open Studios also marks a great opportunity for the art-loving public to engage with their local visual arts community, with many artists demonstrating their craft, offering tuition and selling their work.
Visitors can expect to meet artists and makers in their studios and exhibition spaces and hear the story behind their journey. It’s a fantastic opportunity to explore everything this part of the world has to offer and build like-minded connections with new people and talented creatives.
Art and artists featured in the South East Open Studios
The event will host a wealth of artistic talent working across a variety of different media, from painting, printmaking and pottery, to ceramics and sculpture, jewelry making and silversmithing, glass and woodwork, textile art, digital work, illustration, mixed media and more. Many areas will offer ‘Trail Maps’ during the event, taking visitors from studio to studio and area to area – creating an idyllic summer adventure for families and art-lovers alike.
Painter Jude Askey Brown is one of the talented artists who showcased their work last year. Jude said: ”It’s always a pleasure to be part of such a well-established and well organised art event – and I am so excited to be joining the programme again! It’s a great opportunity to be able to showcase your work and get inspired by like-minded artists and creatives.”
Ashdown Pottery said: “We really enjoy taking part in SEOS and showing people our pottery. Visitors can look around our studios, relax in our garden and watch demonstrations. We enjoy inspiring anyone wishing to learn pottery or become part of an artist community, and love chatting to people who are interested in what we do.”
South East Open Studios (SEOS) Chair, Phillip Johnson, added “We’ve been working hard behind the scenes to make this year’s SEOS a memorable event for artists and visitors alike. There’s an inspiring range of work on show throughout the South East and something for everyone, in some amazing settings, produced by some truly talented creatives.”
Offering up something for everyone to enjoy, the initiative has grown to be one of the biggest Open Studios events in the UK over the past 25 years, echoed by support of the public and local artists and makers. To find out more, visit the website: