We’re excited to have the Open Studios 2019 Taster Exhibition at the new Stroud Brewery, and you’re welcome to join us for the Opening Night.
This exhibition offers visitors a great opportunity to see one piece of work by each of the Open Studio artists so you can plan your studio visits over the two weekends.
Jessie Bond writes about art and photography for various publications including ‘Art Licks’, ‘Paper Journal’ and ‘This is Tomorrow.’
Roughart cabaret with a spoken word spine. Featuring Perrier-nominee Phil Kay... plus voice-and-loop spoken word from international star of stage and street Pete The Temp. Plus human Diazepam Miserable Malcolm.
Assemble is a multi-disciplinary collective working across architecture, design and art, and in 2015 were awarded the Turner Prize for their on-going work in ‘Granby Four Streets’, Liverpool. This talk is an Atelier/ SVA collaboration as part of the OWN project.
Skin in the Game is a programme of short films curated by Dan Guthrie that examines what it’s like to exist as a person of colour in the UK today.
The start of a forum for providing mutual support, exploring collaborative working and fostering a greater sense of community amongst creative spaces in Stroud.
The official launch event for ‘Motion’, a new collaborative album by Toby Marks & Andrew Heath. ‘Motion’ is an immersive soundscape, blending piano, guitars and electronics to produce endlessly changing ambient music evoking images of machinery and nature.
Jeff Johns is a visual artist, DJ and nominated Bristol local legend who views himself as a creative outsider. His work will be on display at SVA 11th-31st May.
There is something fundamentally significant about Sheridan’s work, both in its geographical momentum and in its intellectual and creative capacity to explore and challenge the meandering ways of shaping, unshaping and reshaping the female identity.
Co-Motion is an all-day free event celebrating electronic, electroacoustic, ambient and experimental music. Artists who have previously performed at Sounds for a Small Space will be playing live music throughout the day.
This will be the first weekend of 2019 Site Festival when over 80 artists will open their studio doors across the Stroud Valleys .
Drop into the Atelier Potting Shed for some short informal talks full of practical tips.
A site-specific exhibition exploring how water connects us to each other and our bodies to their environments, by Karen Le Roy Harris & Miriam Sedecca.
The view from the window is the most valued image in the studio. ‘Private View’ has been created to present audiences with an opportunity to enjoy this unique view in comfort and privacy.
Sheridan will be in conversation with Nancy Trotter Landry (Giffords Circus) to discuss her work as a performance and visual artist.
Drop in free workshop with Hannah Thomson. ‘Discovered’ by Professor Daina Taimina in 1997, hyperbolic crochet solved a problem that had been puzzling scientists and mathematicians since the mid 19th century.
Artists in Atelier and the Piccadilly Mills will be opening their studios for Open Studios. This is a great opportunity to meet them for the Private View.
Can an artist claim that an object is a work of art if it has been made for him or her by someone else? If so, who is the ‘author’ of such a work? And just what is the difference between a work of art and a work of craft?
Uta Baldauf Wasteland Productions presents a playful evening of beginnings, including recorded sound pieces, interviews, performances and musical collaborations at Atelier.
Activate your art. Each Activation is a 45 minute session to access guidance and support in the activation of women's art. This could be your own or that of another person.
Sharing enthusiasm for contemporary poems join in a discussion of a new poem every half hour.
Three years ago, Mary Jane Baxter quit her job at the BBC and headed for Europe in her mobile craft studio. Mary Jane will be talking about her journey and her new book Sew on the Go which will be published with UNBOUND later this year.
Following her ‘Sew on the go’ talk at 1pm, book onto Mary-Jane’s workshop to make a macrame hanger out of recycled material.
Colin Higginson will talk about Art in Motion and Jeff John’s work, which will be on show in the exhibition in John Street for the Site Festival.
Come and learn how to darn and mend your garments. Katy and Kath will discuss darning and mending trends and why repairing your clothes should be every person’s favourite hobby.
Charles Landry is an international authority on the use of imagination and creativity in urban change. He is currently a fellow at the Robert Bosch Academy in Berlin. He invented the concept of the Creative City in the late 1980’s.
What spaces are referred to? How can they be occupied? What is their importance? What is ownership? The project opens new ideas of what it can mean to creatively express through the power and shared goal of collaboration.
Dr Amy Concannon is a curator at Tate Britain. She is a specialist in art of the Romantic period, particularly landscape painting and the work of Turner, Constable and William Blake.
Philip Delamore is a research fellow and lecturer in Fashion Design at the London College of Fashion. He is also a freelance fashion designer and co-Founder & CIO of Change of Paradigm, a fashion tech company.
Own is a model that brings together individuals in a temporary project to experiment with ideas about space, specifically, Occupied space Without Notice.
Radio and podcast producer Eliza Lomas presents a communal listening evening. Expect to hear some of her favourite audio work, from storytelling to sound art, alongside clips from her own projects.
Artists may present works for Validation and the Bureau will offer the Validation process with supporting dockets and paperwork.
Fabric Sale at Atelier. There will be vintage fabrics, dressmaking fabric, upholstery fabric, handmade textile items, wool, ethnic fabric, organic fabric, plant dyed fabrics, and handmade garments.
Some events are free, and some are ticketed. Please see the individual event for more information on prices.
Advance tickets from SVA: The lowest cost tickets are available from SVA John Street. The office is open Wednesdays-Fridays 9.30am-2.30pm. You can also buy tickets from our cafe on Fridays and Saturdays, and when we are open for evening events. Check the SVA website for events taking place.
Online Advance tickets: Available from this website, for all the ticketed events. Please see the individual events for the link to buying the tickets.
On the door tickets: Tickets are available on the door for most our events at SVA. However, to be sure of getting tickets you can buy them in advance from SVA and you will save yourself a bit of money too.