Wealth of talent at open weekend

Cut out doodles from Lucy Moose artist Lucy Turner, an exhibitor in this year's Open Studios north Fife event.
Cut out doodles from Lucy Moose artist Lucy Turner, an exhibitor in this year's Open Studios north Fife event.

ARTISTS, designers and gallery owners will be showcasing the rich seam of talent to be found in north Fife during Open Studios 2011, which takes place from May 6-8.

More than 70 of Fife’s most creative people are due to participate in the event, which is being held this year for the sixth time.

Their media range from paint, pencil and charcoal through to glass, wood, glass and stone and while some are well-known names in their field others are just beginning their artistic careers.

INSPIRATION

Open Studios, which is organised and largely funded by its participants, provides an opportunity for people to speak to the artists about their methods and sources of inspiration, see their working environment and buy or commission directly from them if they wish.

Some of the studios are in clusters only a few minutes apart, while others are hidden deep in the north east Fife countryside and are worth visiting for their beautiful rural setting as well as the work on display.

A free brochure is available that shows the location of each studio and all participants will be displaying a sign board with the number corresponding to their studio’s listing in the brochure.

The Open Studios event provides an opportunity for a great day out in some of the Kingdom’s most picturesque places and it has gone from strength to strength since its inception, with no fewer than 14,000 people from all over Scotland visiting the area during the course of the weekend last year. This year’s event also has the added bonus of studios being open on the Friday afternoon as well.

For further information, maps and a profile of all the participants, visit www.openstudiosfife.co.uk