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!
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.
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