Buy Handmade this Christmas
While some of you were super organised and started your Christmas shopping at the Wirral Open Studio Tour in September, for many it was way too early to be thinking about that (definitely in the latter camp here!). So here is a list of open studios and other events that some of our artists are taking part in over the next month or so – perfect for picking up some Christmas gifts (or for treating yourself!).
Oxton Art Fair
The Oxton Art Fair returns this year to the Williamson Art Gallery for one day only.
When: Sunday 7th November : 10am-5pm
Where: Williamson Art Gallery & Museum, Slatey Road, Birkenhead CH43 4UE
Open Studio : Helen Smith
Glass artist Helen Smith will be opening her studio for a weekend of Christmas shopping afternoons in November.
When: Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th November : 1pm-4pm
Where: 69 Caldy Road, Caldy CH48 2HX
(opposite the junction with Croft Drive West)
Exhibition : Sue Meyerhoff Sharples
Exhibition of work by a diverse group of 12 artists including Sue Meyerhoff Sharples.
When: Open daily 10am-5pm from Friday 12th November for 3 months
Where: 12 Eastgate Street, Chester CH1 1LE
Open Studio : Janine Pinion
When: Saturday 20th November 10am-4pm
Where: 3 Zig Zag Road, Wallasey CH45 7NY
Open Studio : Lesley Weyman
Artist Lesley Weyman is opening her home studio. There will be a selection of original landscapes, fine art prints, greetings cards, hand painted porcelain tiles and mince pies!
When: Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st November 1-5pm
Where: 8 Alexandra Drive, Birkenhead CH42 4PU
Oxton Open Studios
3 studios, all within easy walking distance of each other, featuring 6 artists for a special Christmas event.
When: Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th November : 10.30am – 5.00pm
Open Studio : Susan Myers
Mixed media / textile artist Susan Myers will be hosting 2 open studio afternoons in November.
When: Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th November : 12pm – 5pm
Where: 19 Woodlea Close, Bromborough CH62 6DL
Open Studio : Marianthi Lainas
Mixed media artist / photographer Marianthi Lainas will be hosting an open studio and Christmas shopping day at the end of November.
When: Sunday 28th November : 11am – 4pm
Where: 21 Marmion Road, Hoylake CH47 2DE
Christmas Drop In
When: Sunday 28th November 11am-4pm
The Parade Community Centre
31 Hoyle Road, Hoylake CH47 3AG
Wellington Road Open Studios
Christmas open studios with artists Marie Louise Mairs (painting / ceramics), Marie Louise Williams (basket weaving), MAAP Studio (ceramics), Jan Ewing (painting), Catherine Markey (painting), Jude Gill (ceramics), Mary Bryning (textiles and mixed media).
When: Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th of December : 10am – 5pm
Wellington Road Art Studios
Units 1-2, 28A Wellington Road
Oxton CH43 2JE
Exhibition : Julie Lawrence
‘Memories of Light’
Painter Julie Lawrence has an upcoming solo exhibition at Cass Art in Liverpool.
When: 12th – 31st December
Where: Cass Art, 18 School Lane, Liverpool L1 3BT
Wirral Open Studio Tour is the event in which local artists invite the public to visit their studios, workshops and display spaces. It is an excellent opportunity to talk first-hand to the artists and to view their work in the environment in which it was created, or to just enjoy exploring the various venues attempting to answer that eternal question ‘What do artists do all day?’
Our artists work in a variety of disciplines including painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, glass, textiles and jewellery; so whatever you’re interested in there will be something for you.