Friday, April 29, 2011

Art Space Portsmouth Open Studios 2011

Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd May, 1.30pm - 4.30pm



On the weekend of Saturday the 21st and Sunday the 22nd of May 2011, over 40 members of one of the UKs most respected and longest established artist studio groups will open their doors to the public for the annual ‘Open Studios Weekend’. Art Space has managed studios for artists at the converted chapel on Brougham Road in Portsmouth for over 30 years. Each year, the building is opened to the public who are invited to meet the artists, to see and hear about their work and buy directly from them.  

Visitors will be invited into over twenty permanent artist’s studios and workshops and view artworks on display in the GASP (Gallery Art Space Portsmouth) exhibition space and around the building. A series of unique artist’s postcards, commissioned by Art Space will be available to purchase for just £20 each as will a special selection of original works for under £100. Visitors will also be able to meet this year’s Sponsored Studio Award Winner, Fareham-based artist, Alannah Barker and enjoy refreshments in the Art Space ‘urban garden’. 

Friday, April 22, 2011

At last... my new website is live!


















It's been a long time coming, but at last my new website has gone 'live'. It's a CMS site so I can edit and maintain the content myself - hence there are a few gaps at the moment. Please visit: www.nataliedowse.co.uk to take a look.


















This week I also officially moved into my new temporary 'home' studio for the next six months, whilst another artist is sub-letting my studio at Art Space. I have decided not to bring any existing or 'work in progress' into the space. An opportunity for me to start a new body of work - a time for reflection and experimentation. I am really excited about it. I've always wanted to try working from home to see how it would work out. The space has a polycarbonate roof and therefore has the most wonderful diffused natural light, though I fear it will be a little hot in the height of summer (yes it is a white-washed conservatory)! That said it does have a 3 meter long working wall. A change of environment works for me from time-to-time - so let's see what happens!


Dates for your diary:
Art Space Portsmouth Open Studios Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd May, 1.30 - 4.30pm daily. Come and visit our studios in Southsea over the weekend - admission free - all welcome.

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