Parndon Mill Open Studios15th July
In this idyllic setting, over twenty studios offer an insight into the
creative process and the opportunity to participate in craftwork.
An amazing diversity of talent and skills are nurtured at Parndon Mill and will be on view during the Open Studios event. In addition to the fine arts of painting and sculpture, craftwork in glass, ceramics, weaving, calligraphy, guitar making, jewellery, printmaking and metalwork can be seen here this weekend. There will also be an insight into architectural skills and the work of graphic and product designers. The artists, craftspeople and designers will talk about their work and demonstrate their techniques. There will also be opportunities to “have a go” at many of the crafts. Glass blowing is especially exciting and can result in taking away a bauble or a vessel.
New this year will be an Art Play Tent for children. Deana Kim Page invites every child at any age to join her ART ANGELS to create a masterpiece! Also for children, and adults, Chris Lydamore will present a Pottery Throw Down on the Sunday.
It will be a privilege to listen to Richard Ove Stokkereit playing one of David Rouse's classical guitars in his studio from time to time during the weekend.
Examples of the work of most of the participating artists will be exhibited in The Project Space on the ground floor and will hopefully tempt viewers to make the climb to the top floor of the mill.
Celebrating Harlow being 70 years old this year the exhibition in The Gallery is PICTURE HARLOW showing paintings, drawings, sculpture and prints depicting various aspects of Harlow.
Refreshments including home made cakes and a barbecue will be available.