This weekend (25th & 26th October) our studio complex South Block in Glasgow will be taking part in Wasps Open Studios. We printed a traditional mini brochure for the event, which has been happening at Wasps studio spaces around Scotland all this month:
Throughout October artists within Wasps’ Studios across Scotland will be providing visitors with a behind the scenes look at how they develop and make the high quality works on offer within Scotland’s galleries, museums and public spaces.
As part of GENERATION, a nationwide celebration of the past 25 years of contemporary art in Scotland, the 2014 edition of Wasps Open Studios will include a specially devised programme of talks, events and workshops from well-known and emergent artists. Wasps Open Studios first started in 2002. Since then, the event has attracted nearly 50,000 visitors. Its success shows a real appetite for audiences to learn more about how and why artists make their work.
Visitors have unrivalled opportunities to meet artists in their place of work and to gain a greater understanding of studio practice- a vital aspect of the creative process. Around 250 artists will open their studio doors to showcase the broad range of creative practices that Wasps’ supports. Wasps Open Studios is a nationwide event and one that celebrates the diversity of studio communities across ages, art-forms, practice and experience. It will take place in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee, Aberdeen, Irvine, Selkirk, Kirkcudbright and Newburgh.
Wasps regularly welcome those who are keen to learn about contemporary visual and applied arts and this year’s event will include events of interest to children, young people and school groups, international visitors and arts professionals, local residents, families and higher education students. Join us at Wasps Open Studios 2014 to celebrate this wealth of talent across the country!
South Block will be hosting artists’ talks and live screen printing– visit the Wasps website to see a full list of the events happening at South Block. Tickets are free but very limited so best to book online if you want to take part. Hope to see you there!