East Yorkshire and Hull Open Studios this weekend

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This year’s East Yorkshire and Hull Open Studios event will take place across the region on Saturday and Sunday September 14 and 15, and Saturday and Sunday September 21 and 22.

Now in its second year, Open Studios has been organised and promoted by a small group of the artists themselves, and is non-selective.

This arrangement allows artists to participate who were previously unable to do so.

The stunning coast and serene Wolds provide the artists living and working in East Yorkshire and Hull with a unique perspective that influences their work.

Amongst those in the Bridlington are taking part are artists Sharon Winter, Jenny Morten, Penny McLean, Rosemary Abrahams, Chris Attlesey, Leon Dalley, Peter Daniel, Jill Ford, Rob Gobel, Denise Hayhurst, Tony Hogan, Jude Howe and Stan Pile as well as Bridlington Old Town galleries Gallery 49 on Market Place and Old Town Gallery on High Street.

Open Studios is an excellent opportunity for a variety of artists and galleries to open their doors and share that work with the public in the space in which it has been produced.

Visitors are invited to talk with the artists in person to gain insight into their working practices - and enjoy a cup of tea and a slice of cake!

The work on display will include painters and sculptors, and top level craftsmen and women, working in glass, ceramic, mosaic, print, photography, textiles and precious metals.

This year, there is even the opportunity to visit some young emerging artists at Wilberforce Sixth Form College.

The galleries taking part in Open Studios act as a showcase for artists who prefer to show as part of a group.

The artists involved will be available in the gallery to talk to visitors, and some will set up temporary studios within the galleries. Some host galleries have a programme of visiting artists, details of which can be seen on their individual websites.

A brochure and map have been produced in order to make the visitors’ experience accessible and enjoyable. There is also a website www.eastyorkshireopenstudios.co.uk where more images and details for artists can be seen, as well as a more comprehensive version of the map.

They can also be found on Facebook and Twitter (@eyopenstudios), where regular updates and albums of artists’ work and may be found.