Saturday, 30 July 2016

Swindon Open Studios Brochures are Available now!

The much anticipated brochure with a guide to artists taking part this year has now been printed and is available in hard copy from artists taking part, The Central Library, Swindon Museum and Art Gallery, the Arts Centre, the Post Office on Victoria Hill, the Hop Inn, the Beehive, Earle's Newsagents on Newport Street and lots more places soon. Alternatively you can collect a brochure and insert from an orange recycling bin outside 52, St.Margaret's Road, SN3 1RX.
In previous years, Jane Milner-Barry designed and compiled our folding brochures, this year we worked with Mark Pepperall of Hot Pepper Design who helped us change direction regarding the appearance of the brochure. We are indebted to Mark for his ideas and suggestions.
So here are the front and back covers:
 The cover design is from a mosaic by Lynette Thomas and is entitled 'Uffington White Horse', and although you can't really read it very well, the Launch of SOS is on 1 September and at Swindon Museum and Art Gallery, and is being opened by Hadrian Ellory-Van Dekker, Director and Chief Executive of SM&AG Trust.
The first part you see when you open the brochure is the map:
Vital for planning a tour of SOS venues, although it doesn't direct you to a studio, you need the postcode for that, it does indicate what area you're aiming for.
Going through the pages, let's start with the Town Centre venues, these are colour coded red, and include Eastcott Studios for the first time this year where you will find in addition to Jo McAree, Emily May, Elmar Rubio, Rosie Leather and Franc Murphy. You'll find out lots more if you click on the link.
 Also included in this page are Vanetta Joffe who is sharing with Rachel Pryor this year.
You'll also see North and East of Swindon displayed here, including Anna and Sasha Stowe and Christine Tipper exhibiting for the first time with SOS.
Moving onto north and west:
continuing North and West and also South of the M4:
I need to admit to a typo with Jacquie Primrose, I must apologise for leaving out the 'c' in her name, and her email address. I visited her the other day and will add photos and details of how to get to Guernsey Farmhouse where she lives, soon.
As always we are very grateful to the Central Library for hosting us, and allowing us to hold an exhibition in the Courtyard Gallery.
That leaves Old Town venues:

This is what each side looks like:

Probably more legible in the brochure, there are more details on each artist on the website
they are listed under area on bar on the left hand side of the page.

No comments:

Post a Comment