For those of you who may not know, Ouseburn is an area of Newcastle which has a very high proportion of artists’ studios, galleries and workshops, (not to mention design businesses, bars and live music venues). Basically, this hub of creativity flings open its doors once a year and the Ouseburn Open Studios is confirmed to take place on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th November 2011, 10-5pm both days.
Many studios will be open with artists on hand to chat and give workshops and demonstrations to the public. It affords a valuable and interesting insight into all kinds of creative businesses and ventures with artworks for sale and family events. Last year, 6,262 people visited the event in just two days. At the time of writing, the free bus which connects up the studios is in the planning stages and once it is confirmed I will let you know here.
I will be in the Biscuit Tin Studios, probably with a small display aiming to increase awareness and understanding of conservation. For security and safety reasons I’m afraid I can’t allow access to the studio but hopefully I can answer any questions you may have about paper conservation.
I hope to see you there for a fun (and free) weekend!