Friday, October 18, 2013

Wasps Open Studios - 19th and 20th October 2013

Across the month of October Wasps Open Studios are opening their studio doors and inviting the public into their spaces to see the tools of a working artistic trade. Wasps Open Studios 2013 gives you a rare opportunity to see inside an artists studio space and talk to them directly about what inspires them.

Meadow Mill Studios will be open to the public on the 19th and 20th October, 12noon - 5pm both days as part of Wasps Open Studios 2013. Alongside artists' open studios, we will be hosting the following activities in the project spaces: 

Saturday 19th:
12 noon - 13:00: Creative writing with author Zoe Venditozzi
(maximum of 8 people)

13:15 - 15:15: Reading session with poet Dawn Wood
Dawn Wood grew up in Omagh, Co. Tyrone and now lives in Perthshire, working as a science lecturer at the University of Abertay, Dundee. Her poetry publications include Ingathering (forthcoming, Nov 2013) and Quarry (2008) with Templar Poetry, and Hermes With Gift (UAD Press 2011)

15:30 - 17:00: Best bits of Pecha Kucha Dundee

Sunday 20th:
12:30 - 13:30: Meet the Inkers - Vanilla Ink.
Vanilla Ink is a jewellery workshop which offers a suportive, collaborative and affordable studio environment to silversmithing and jewellery graduates in Dundee for the period of one year. This years designers have just moved in and this is a great opportunity to meet them and learn more about their work.

14:00 - 17:00: TRiGGER presents Connectivity 2013.
TRiGGER is one of the ArtWorks Scotland/Paul Hamlyn Foundation research networks and explores developing practice within participatory settings. This drop-in activity will allow visitors and studio artists to contribute to an informal reflective visual response to the open studios event.

Both Days 12noon - 5pm:
Ms Battenberg’s Travelling Tea Room
A vertiable cornocupia of delectable treats. Sit back and relax with some homemade treats and a cuppa.

Lovely Things at Wasps
For the weekend studio 316 will be transformed into a pop up shop selling items made by artists and makers, curated by Lynne Duffus of Lovely Things. Cash or cheque only.