26 August – 4 September : Hampshire Artists Open Studios

LIP member Yoke Matze is preparing for the Hampshire Artists Open Studios running from 26th August – 4th September 2006.

Open studios are a growing phenomenon across Britain. Events range from one off weekend openings by individual artists and makers to full scale events involving hundreds of artists. This movement is growing in strength across Britain; and reflects not only the enormous wealth of artistic talent across the country, but also a love of eccentricity and individuality.

The idea of an Open Studio is that established artists and first time exhibitors will have work on show and for sale with the benefit of direct selling. Visitors have the unique experience of meeting the artists, and maybe watching them giving demonstrations or holding workshops. For example, Yoke discusses fine art printing techniques and give one hour portfolio sessions where photographers can discuss their work. (For bookings contact Yoke on 07957 652650)

For more about the artists open studio movement see http://www.artistsopenstudios.org.uk/index.htm
For more about Yoke Matze see http://www.yokematzephotography.com

Venue Address: The Firs, Beacon Road, West End, Southampton, SO30 3BS
Contact telephone: 02380 473074

Directions: From M27, Jn 7 take A334 (Soton) at next roundabout take 4th exit A27, Moorhill Road, take 2nd turning right into Southern Road and first left into Beacon Road The Firs is on the right hand side, next to a small green chapel and in front of Tardis. Free parking on site or in Beacon Road.

Access: For disabled access: please contact first