45 Artists in their studios and workshops with bar and music!
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With our doors, sketchbooks and arms open, we invite you to our second OPEN STUDIOS. Since landing in our huge industrial estate in late 2017, we have blossomed into an ever growing arts community of 45 artists, makers and designers and we don't half have some amazing new work to show you.
PREVIEW NIGHT Friday 26th 6pm - late
Studios, bar and music. A celebration as well as a first look in the studios.
OPEN STUDIOS Saturday 27th 12-6pm
Art auction / Workshops / Face Painting / Q&A's / Bar & food / Cinema (TBC)
º ART AUCTION, 3pm: Grab your paddle and plot your biddings, you'll be buying artwork under the hammer in our fast paced auction room.
º POP UP ANIMATION CINEA all day:
Short animated films made by the 8 talented and internationally celebrated puppet makers and animators of the Hangar Puppet Animation Studio in the intimate and cosy attic space.
MENDING CIRCLE by OB WEAR & Project Pico 1-2pm, FREE
Learn the techniques to repair your damaged clothing and to give your wardrobe a new lease of life! Bring along a damaged garment and learn the skills to repair it yourself! Materials, including yarns, threads, scrap fabrics for patches and tools will be provided though welcome to bring any of your own. Learning how to darn jumpers, patch up jeans and simple repairing and clothing care techniques you can take home.
SCREENPRINT YOUR OWN GARMENT by Inkling Print Studio, Drop in, £2
Have a go at pulling your own print through the silk screen with one of our artists designs, at the same time as reviving one of your old tee shirts, bags or fabrics! Plain tote bags also available for £3.
COLLECTIVE FELTING of GIANT RUG by OB WEAR & Project Pico, FREE
Collective carding and felting. Lots of fleece and lots of fun!
MAKE YOUR OWN MENSTRUAL PAD by Erin Macairt, 12-3, £
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º Q & A's
COLLINGWOOD CYMBALS, 4:30 - 5:00
An insight into the craft of hand hammered and lathed cymbals from one of only two cymbalsmiths in the UK, EOTA tenant Dave Collingwood.
WHO MADE MY CLOTHES? By OB WEAR & Project Pico, 5:30 - 6:00:
As part of Fashion Revolution Week, Estate of the Arts tenants, clothing maker Milly of OB WEAR and Phoebe co-founder of ethical intimates label, Project Pico will host a Q&A discussion on their works and processes within the ethical fashion movement, native fibres and the developments in the British fibre industry and the wider problems, effects and challenges the fashion industry faces. During their talk, they will explore ways we can create ethical change through our wardrobe and campaigns such as "Who made my clothes?".
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