South East Open Studios 2019

Artists in the villages of Northiam, Newenden and Beckley have grouped together to create an art trail to help visitors plan a day of studio visits.  In Northiam artists include: Gabrielle Argent, Terry Ayling and Maryike Neighbour. On the same art trail are Caroline Anderson and Melanie Berman from Beckley, who has recently been accepted by the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. See Melanie’s work in her studio before it heads up to London.

Now in its 22nd year, SEOS represents a group of over 200 artists, including ceramicists, potters, printmakers, glass fusers, jewellers and furniture makers. For the curious this is an opportunity to meet the artist at work and see behind the scenes to appreciate the skill of creating beautiful, hand-made arts and crafts.

Many artists exhibit overseas and some are established names in the art world. During June their studios become galleries to showcase their work. Some provide refreshments, demonstrations and work is available to purchase. Some artists sell gift vouchers for workshops if you fancy having a go yourself or giving the gift of art tuition.

Visiting SEOS artists during June is a great day out for art enthusiasts of all ages.