Parndon Mill Open Studios21st July
In this idyllic setting, thirty studios offer an insight into the creative process and the opportunity “have a go”
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, skilled craftwork in glass, weaving, calligraphy, guitar making, ceramics, textiles, jewellery, printing 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.
Following last year’s success, in the Art Play Tent for children, Deana Kim Page will invite every child at any age to join her ART ANGELS to express themselves creatively.
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.
The exhibition in The Gallery, happenstance, will display work by a diverse group of contemporary artists who have come together to explore printmaking in the inspiring setting of Parndon Mill.
Refreshments including a barbecue and home made cakes will be available throughout the weekend.