Over three weekends, you can visit a range of artists from established to emerging talent of the future, learn more about contemporary art, discover artists’ working practice, start or add to your collection by buying art, craft and design directly from artists and makers.
‘There is a quality to going to another artist's studio which gives you a special way in to their work. Instantly they reveal more than they might like about their working method, in contrast to the controlled environment of the formal exhibition. Just like going round someone's house, a large part of the pleasure is simply nosing around in someone else's sock drawer’ — comments artist, Keith Wilson.
You will see animation, ceramics, design, film, furniture, glass, graphic design, jewellery, painting, photography, printmaking, product design, sculpture, textiles, video and much more.
Many of the open studios are hosting special events from film screenings and performances to print workshops for children and adults and private views and barbecues. There are exclusive guided tours to renowned artists’ studios alongside guided walks around studios in specific areas of London.
This website provides an easy way to discover and explore the network of artists, designers and makers and their work across London. For up to the minute information on participating artists, opening dates and times, events and private views, please click on each weekend date and events section.
Sarah Weir, Executive Director, Arts Council England, London, said: ‘Affordable studio spaces for artists and designer-makers are vital for London's creative economy - they allow artists to develop their practice, giving them the space to experiment, create and flourish. We're delighted to be working with the London Development Agency to support this year's line up and would encourage as many people as possible to see our buzzing creative capital in action’.
‘The London Development Agency is proud to support Arts Unwrapped, an internationally recognised and prestigious showcase event, which is developing the art market for all Londoners,’ says Tom Campbell, Head of Creative Sectors at the London Development Agency