artroom as part of open studio 2014

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artroom as part of the Open Studio 2014 Photo Philip Stanley Dickson, psd photography

Charlie & Pauline’s
OPEN STUDIO

Allanbank Mill Steading
Allanton, Duns
Berwickshire TD11 3JX
SCOTLAND

T: 01890 818073
E: allanbank@pobox.com

We are situated eight miles inland from the A1 and Berwick-upon-Tweed. Rail links are good, or by road we are 1 hour south of Edinburgh or 1½ hours north of Newcastle.

OPEN STUDIO Parking: Follow signs to nearby field.

Restaurant & Rooms, a short walk around the corner – we recommend the Allanton Inn – 01890 818260 – www.allantoninn.co.uk

Allanbank Arts
OPEN EXHIBITION:

Our neighbours at Allanbank Courtyard will be running their annual Open Exhibition, over the same period as our event.
Think of visiting both venues!

www.allanbankarts.co.uk

Open Studio

Every year you can get a chance to see our artwork displayed in the environment in which we have created it – at Allanbank Mill Steading, our home and studios, here in The Scottish Borders.

The next OPEN STUDIO exhibition at Allanbank Mill Steading, will be from the 4th - 7th of August 2017.

This is the time to see my Textile work – my chance to put works out on display.

Sculptural objects, drawings and ‘Growing Sculpture’ can be seen, made by my husband, Charlie Poulsen (www.charlespoulsen-sculpture.com and www.growingsculpture.com). Each year we invite a guest artist to join us.

This year we are extremely proud and honoured to announce that the Sculptor, Colin Rose will be exhibiting with us. His career spans a similar time to ours, he works and lives in Northumberland. In his work he often combines natural materials with geometric form creating dialogue with his surroundings. We look forward to experiencing his response to showing at Allanbank Mill Steading. www.colinrose.co.uk

Before the four day event, we prepare – cleaning – clearing – painting – refurbishing – gardening – hanging and installing the artwork throughout the whole Steading, inside and out, turning it into an exciting exhibiting arena (please scroll through the photos below).

We open from 4th August to 7th August 2017.

Our opening times are 11am - 6pm on all 4 days.

We would like to invite you to join us!

 

Our Book

To help celebrate 21 years of running our OPEN STUDIO – we published a book. It charts the growth and development of our special event here at Allanbank Mill Steading. You can purchase it from us at £20 plus postage.

(see publications)

 

Recent Open Studio guest artists:-

2006 Halima Cassell – Ceramics – www.halimacassell.co.uk

2007 Vanessa Cutler – Glass – www.vanessacutler.co.uk

2008 Thomas Hawson – Wood – www.thomashawson.com

2009 Paul Kenny – Photography – www.paul-kenny.co.uk

2010 Anna S. King – Textile Construction – www.craftscotland.org

2011 Jacquie Milham – Architecture – www.architectonicdesign.co.uk

2012 Nigel Ross – Sculpture – www.nigelross-sculpture.com

2013 Olivia Lomenech Gill – Fine Artist/Illustrator – www.oliviagill.com

2014 Halima Cassell – Ceramics – www.halimacassell.co.uk

2015 Lizzie Farey – willow work - www.lizziefarey.co.uk

2016 Graham Murrell – photography – www.grahammurrell.com

  • Garden at the Open Studio, 2016 Photo: Jason Patient
  • ‘The Lunch Box’ detail at Open Studio, 2016 Photo: Jason Patient
  • Inside the ‘The Lunch Box’ Open Studio, 2016 Photo Graham Murrell
  • The Terrace and ‘The Lunch Box’ detail at Open Studio, 2016 Photo Jason Patient
  • The Garden at the Open Studio, 2016 Photo Graham Murrell
  • Studio B at Open Studio, 2016 Photo Jason Patient
  • Top Yard at the Open Studio, 2016 Photo Graham Murrell
  • Charlies ‘Concrete Column’ at Open Studio, 2016 Photo Jason Patient
  • Pauline's studio at 2014 Open Studio Photo Philip Stanley Dickson, psd photography
  • Artroom window with ceramics & bronze by Halima Cassell, 2014 Photo Philip Stanley Dickson, psd photography
  • Open Cartel with Charlie's sculpture 2014 Photo Philip Stanley Dickson, psd photography
  • Nest by Lizzie Farey, guest artist for 2015 Photo Shannon Tofts
  • Kitchen at Allanbank 2009
    Photo by Douglas Gibb
  • Byre Studio, Allanbank 2006
    Ceramics by Halima Cassell, Drawings by Charles Poulsen, Photo by Luke Watson
  • Front Yard at Allanbank 2010
    Photo by Brendan Kenny
  • Byre Studio 2010
    Drawings by Charles Poulsen and constructed textile forms by Anna King. Photo by Brendan Kenny.
  • Textiles by Pauline Burbidge 2010
    'Windows on Puglia', in progress 2011, photo: Brendan Kenny.
  • Granary, Allanbank 2010
    'Quiltline' collection and quilting frame. Photo by Brendan Kenny.
  • 'Quiltline' Collection 2008
    Photo by Luke Watson.
  • Garden, Allanbank, 2011 Growing Sculpture by Charles Poulsen, Photo by Brendan Kenny
  • Sculpture by Charles Poulsen, 'Pod 3', cast lead and yew. 78"x36"x12". 2012 OPEN STUDIO. www.charlespoulsen-sculpture.com
  • 'The Refuge Box' by Olivia Lomenech Gill. Guest Artist for 2013 Open Studio. www.oliviagill.com
  • 'Lindisfarne Revisited', detail by Pauline Burbidge. www.twistedthread.com – 2012, Photo by Luke Watson
  • Come and see my HQ18 Quilting Machine. At the OPEN STUDIO exhibition.
  • Open Studio, Allanbank Mill Steading, 2015 Photo by Jason Patient
  • Open Studio, Allanbank Mill Steading, 2015 Photo by Phil Dickson, PSD Photography
  • 'The Lunchbox' in progress at open Studio, 2015 Photo by Jason Patient
  • The greenhouse at Open Studio, 2015 Photo by Jason Patient