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• Programme 5th-28th April  • Open Studios 5th-6th & 12th-13th May


The Site Festival presents the work of over 150 artists in around 50 sites across the Stroud Valleys during April and May. The Site Festival creates a platform for artists and artist collectives to show new work, to initiate new projects, and work collaboratively with other artists. SVA, the festival host organisation, will open its doors for a programme of exhibitions, open studios, film, screenings, talks and performances.

Site Festival will feature exhibitions, performances and live music, films and open studios. There will also be a series of Resound Radio podcasts online. Featured artists include Graeme Miller, Mermaid Chunky, Yama Warashi, Boss Morris, Alabaster DePlume, Sugar Sea Catering, Dan Rawlings, Jonny Fluffy Punk, Miserable Malcom, Project Adorno, Liz Bentley, Brontt Industries Kapital, Valerie Van Leersum and Tara Downs.

Open Studios will feature 85 local artists across the district for our 22nd annual Open Studios event. You will be able to pick up an Open Studios Directory from beginning of April from SVA, tourist information, shops and cafes in Stroud so you can plan ahead. The Open Studios Weekend is a great way to meet artists, find out more about the ideas behind their work and the techniques they use. Don’t forget, you can also buy art works directly from Open Studios artists too! SVA has been hosting Open Studios since 1997 with a handful of artists and it has now expanded into one the best rurally based Open Studios events in the UK.


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