East Street Arts Open Studio – full programme announced

By October 21, 2014

Art & Photography. Leeds.

[All images courtesy of East Street Arts] 


National contemporary arts organisation East Street Arts have just revealed the details of their Open Studios Programme 2014, commencing on October 23rd.

The annual event is a celebration of the huge range of creative activity that happens in its studios and spaces. The programme is packed with specially commissioned events, tours, workshops, performances and exhibitions. Taking place over ten venues across Leeds and beyond, both East Street Arts’ managed studios and member’s spaces open their studio doors to offer an insight into their artists’ workspaces. Open Studio is the year long project by East Street Arts, which comes to a suspenseful end over the weekend of 25-26 October.

Venues will include: Patrick Studios (Leeds), Barkston House (Leeds), Union 105 (Leeds), Gatehead Old Town Hall (Gateshead), Assembly House Studios (Leeds), Enjoy Project Space (Leeds), Jewellery Workshop (Leeds), Redbrook (Barnsley), Brunswick (Halifax), Lord Whitney (Leeds), Majestic Studios (Stoke), Dundas House (Middlesborough), Pride of Place Artspace (Hull). View the map below to browse the venues!

Here, we bring you the full programme…


Thursday 23rd October

To kick off the programme, Leeds Art Gallery is hosting an ‘Open Studios Symposium
What do artists do? What space do they need to do it? What would a National Open Studios look like?
Tickets are available at esasymposium.eventbrite.co.uk

The Symposium will be followed by the Opening Event for Open Studios, held at Barkston House 5-8pm. Transport to and from the venue and hot food will be on offer!




Friday 24th

Union 105 will be holding an exhibition of selected member’s work curated by International 3 between 5pm and 8pm.

Redbrook will also be hosting their Studio Holder’s show and Open Studios from 1pm – 7pm.





25th & 26th October

Over 100 artists’ studios across the country will open to the public; giving visitors the opportunity to meet artists in their workspace and discover the art they produce.  Along with opening the doors they have commissioned four very different art pieces to conclude the Open Space for 2014, including Live Art from Adam Young, Projection Mapping from Teresa Flavin, a text commission from Nat Searle and the final party, which includes a very special Piñata by Dominic Mason.




We are excited to announce that the weekend programme is as follows:

Saturday 25th October

  • PATRICK STUDIOS – Talk from Art students from Porto. 5pm
  • BARKSTON HOUSE – Printing onto Ceramics workshop. 12pm – 3pm. Limited Spaces
  • UNION 105 – Ellen Burrough’s book binding workshop. 5pm – 7pm
  • ASSMEBLY HOUSE – Exhibition opening, Music and free food. 7pm till Late
  • ENJOY PROJECT SPACE – Exhibition by Enjoy members 1pm-7pm
  • REBROOK – Studio holders show and open studios. 1pm -7pm

Sunday 26th October

  • PATRICK STUDIOS – Printing workshop with Alexandra Garcia. 12pm – 3pm. Limited Spaces
  • PATRICK STUDIOS – Mexican Fiesta closing event. 6pm onwards.
  • ASSEMBLY ROOMS – Exhibition continues. 1pm – 7pm
  • BRUNSWICK – Short Film Fest. 1pm- 7pm
  • ENJOY PROJECT SPACE – Exhibition by Enjoy members 1pm-7pm
  • REBROOK – Studio holders show and open studios. 1pm -7pm


Feel free to browse the map below to discover the locations of the venues.

Visit www.eaststreetarts.org.uk for more details of this year’s Open Studios Programme and ALL venues involved. Follow ESA on Twitter @EastStreetArts

East St Arts


[mappress mapid=”453″]



Filed under: Art & Photography, Written & Spoken Word

Tagged with: ,