22 artists and makers will be opening their spaces over all five levels of our beautiful listed building at the heart of the Ouseburn. Over the weekend you can meet the makers, buy or commission outstanding work directly from our members and see behind the scenes.
Furniture, paintings, original prints, jewellery, glass, textiles and lamps are just some of the high quality items available from our studio members who have a well-established reputation for excellence.
Have a wander around this vibrant area of Newcastle with its thriving arts scene and visit this year’s participating venues: 36 Lime Street, Jim Edwards Gallery, Northern Print, The Biscuit Factory and Mushroom Works.
Artists, designers, makers and musicians taking part this year include: Ruth Abbott, Michael Armstrong | AFID Design, Louise Bradley, Judith Davies, Theresa Easton, Pete Flynn, Fiona Gray, Colin Hagan | Northern Design, HåP, Yvette Hawkins, Emma Holliday, Anya Kovalieva, Steve Luck, Joanne Mitchell, Sanja Ratkusic, Julia Roxburgh, Hannah Scully, Maria Sears, Lee Turner | Hole Editions, Graham Warren and Sue Woolhouse.
The theme for the Spring Open Studios exhibition in our street level gallery is “Change”. This is inspired by the centenary of the first votes for women: artists and makers interpret this as change in their work, life or the wider world.
You will also have the chance to buy raffle tickets: covetable miniature prints designed by our members and printed by Lee Turner of Hole Editions. This raffle will help raise funds for essential building works and prizes include items made and donated by our members as well as vouchers from Boilerhouse Ouseburn Hair Salon and other local businesses.
Workshops, Demonstrations & Performances include:
Hand-made Artists Book with Coptic Stitch Binding with Yvette Hawkins and Judith Davies
1-4 pm Sunday 18th March | Studio 5B
This 3 hour workshop will enable students to make a large sketch book using selected drawing papers and a hard, decorative cover. It will teach basic Coptic stitch, a beautiful binding with exposed decorative stitching allowing the book to be opened flat, ideal for drawing use.
The workshop for 18+ and is open to beginners. Booking via firstname.lastname@example.org
Make a Plaster Cast Tile with artist Fiona Gray
Learn how to make a cast by pressing plants, flowers & interesting objects into clay.
Workshop lasts aproximately 20 minutes and costs £10.
Print demonstration with Lee Turner of Hole Editions
Lee will be live printing ‘Hægtesse‘ by Iris Priest. It is the latest of his mini subscription prints. It is £25 and only available to reserve or buy before 5 pm on Sunday the 18th March 2018.
Piano Recitals with Steve Luck
Musician and composer Steve Luck will be performing piano pieces every half hour in his Level 2 studio.
For additional information visit the news, blog and practitioners’ own pages at
www.36limestreet.co.uk or telephone 0191 261 5666.
36 Lime Street Ouseburn Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 2PQ.