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Artists show work at York Open Studios
9:56am Saturday 31st March 2012 in Exhibitions
ARTISTS will be showing their work this weekend at the York Open Studios.
The event takes place today and tomorrow at various venues around York, including The Mount School on Dalton Terrace which opens its doors with exhibitions from four local artists.
Sian Giabratis (landscapes), Jo Bagshaw (silver jewellery), Peter Heaton (black and white photographic prints) and Fiona Fitzgerald (ceramics) are exhibiting their works at The Mount.
Sian Giabratis, who is also The Mount’s Head of Art, said: “I have exhibited at the York Open Studios for around four years. It’s a lovely thing to do.
“When you create for the event where the art is for sale, it’s more satisfying than doing commissions or a one-off exhibition.”
Peter Heaton said: “York Open Studios is an amazing vehicle for artists. It attracts hundreds of people and the advantage of having several different artists working in one venue makes it all the more exciting.”
Meanwhile, at St Nicholas Fields, Kalindi Kankali and Belinda Noda have created an art installation using more than 66 “recycled” bicycle wheels alongside Route 66, the Sustrans cycle route which runs from Hull to Manchester, through York, before heading out into open countryside. The collaboration was made possible through a bursary awarded by York Open Studios and their work can be seen today at York Environment Centre, St Nicholas Fields, at Rawdon Avenue, York, from 10am to 4pm.