Sunday, 20 February 2011

Swindon Open Studios Promotional Event 27th of May 2011

This event which is taking place during the 'Substance' exhibition, starts at 7.30pm. on the 27th of May.
It is open to anyone interested in joining Open Studios as an artist, or helping to support the event.
Please send two jpeg images to any time. The images will be posted on the website at, so the sooner you do this the better.
Your images will also be displayed as a slide show during the evening.
Please include any information you would like included with the images.
The image above is one of Tim Carroll's latest paintings which he may want included as part of a slide show.

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Swindon Open Studios 2011 Key Dates

27th May Promotional Event 7.30pm at The Post Modern, Artsite, Theatre Square

This event publicises Open Studios and gives artists a chance to show two pieces of  work as part of a slide show.

22nd of June Closing Date for entries to Open Studios.
9th September Launch of Open Studios 7.30pm at The Post Modern.
10th/11th and 17th/18th of September Open Studios weekends.
To join us, go to
where you will find a downloadable application form and terms and conditions.

Bea Menier's Journal entries

Bea in addition to being our Open Studios treasurer and Committee member, and running her own business, produces a daily journal entry.
These  original works of art are fascinating.
Three appear on the website, and a couple more here:

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Toby Robson's Preview 5th of February 2011

Toby's exhibition at Artsite on Saturday was great. He has some fabulous pieces in the exhibition, it's well worth a look. There were lots of people in attendance and a general party atmosphere, it's such a wonderful venue for showing off work to it's best advantage.
Events there are well worth attending.
This Saturday, there's a Craft Market all day, I'll be down there.

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Artists are consulted about the Regeneration of Theatre Square

This exciting project is being organised by a company called Groundwork, and funded by Marks & Spencer; with matched funding from Swindon Borough Council.
In order to work out how to improve the Theatre Square area, Groundwork are holding consultations with various interested bodies.
Yesterday artists based at The Post Modern gave their ideas for improving the area using a system enabling everyone to give their views. The photo below shows Paul Exton, Steve Thorne and Tim Carroll sitting beside their ideas 'wheel'.

This community project is still very much in the planning stage, but promises to improve the environment in Theatre Square for everyone using it, and encourage others to come and enjoy it.

Toby Robson's Exhibition FeAl

Toby Robson's latest exhibition, the cleverly named FeAl opened today at the Post Modern Gallery, Theatre Square.
It runs from the 1st of February  until the 18th of February 2011.