It only seems yesterday that we were taking part in the Summer Open Studios here at Brooklyn Studios and yet the Autumn has rolled on by and its almost time to get the fairy lights out for our annual Festive Open Weekend which this year is taking place during the first weekend of December.
All are very welcome to visit us for a chat, some festive mulled cider or non-alcohol spiced apple warmer, and the opportunity to view new work by our artists and makers.
The studios are very busy at the moment as everyone is madly getting work ready for our annual Winter Open Studios leading up to the festive season.
Angie Rogers has designed this year’s poster using one of her woodcut and paper cut artworks based on memories of the hoar frost coated Hebden Bridge a couple of winters ago. The work is titled ‘Frozen North’ and is part of a series looking at the idea of ‘The North’.
The Festive Open Studios are always a cheery and convivial event and so we hope to see all our friends and supporters from near and far at the end of the month.
Owing to the current economic climate and our ever increasing rent we made the difficult decision to convert a large part of our gallery space into a regular sized studio and a double studio. These spaces are currently occupied by existing members.
We have also been joined by new member Jez Tweed who has taken Hannah Lawson’s old space above the printmaking area, whilst Hannah has moved up to Chris Herbert’s old space above the entrance hall (we all enjoy a good old game of musical studios!).
There is still a small gallery area with smooth white boarded walls. This space is suitable for the showing of small to medium scale wall hung works, or small scale 3D, and would be ideal for someone starting out who doesn’t have a large body of work but would like to test out exhibiting their work.
The space could be used for any number of imaginative ideas and we are open to suggestions so contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested, need more information or have a proposal. We are especially keen to help people in our local community explore positive new experiences.
A spooky photo of the Valley of Lights Parade streaking past Brooklyn Studios. It was a wonderful uplifting event with huge crowds in attendance.
WELCOME TO THE ART LOUNGE
View Art, Buy Presents
and Relax at
Saturday and Sunday
1st and 2nd December
11 am – 5 pm
Unit 3, 38 Hangingroyd Lane
Hebden Bridge HX7 7DD
The proverbial good time was had by all at our Ceilidh on Saturday night and the many participating children certainly enjoyed demonstrating their Whirling Dervish skills, whilst the adults version was somewhat more sedate, though no less committed.
Thanks to everyone who helped to make this event happen and all who attended. The modest profits from the night will help pay for the latest round of improvements in the studios including the much needed boarding in the print area.