ABOUT OSH

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Open Studios Hebrides  is a newly formed group of artists and makers based  on the Isle of Lewis.

There are artists and makers living and working across the island, each plying their own very individual creative work in studios, sheds, spare bedrooms...

OSH aims to showcase their work to the island community  and to tourists, giving them the opportunity to meet new people, make new connections and share their arts and crafts in their own studio settings.

Our first trial art trail was a great success, and we plan to expand the project in coming years to other areas of the island so that many more of the island artists and makers have the opportunity to promote their wonderful work.

We have learned lessons from the  initial Tong to Tolsta trail and will use that in our future planning, so that OSH 2022 will be bigger and better and  we can hopefully develop the project into an annual fixture.

Future ideas: 

  • Individual Art Trails for artists based in Loch a Tuath, Lochs, Uig, West Side, Ness and Point.

  • A Stornoway 'Art Walk' as a way of promoting local artists by exhibiting examples of their work and contact details in shop windows in the centre of town.

  • Shared venues for artists and makers who do not have their own studios

  • Artists pairing up to share a studio

  • Established galleries signposted in each trail area

  • Strategic places for visitors to get refreshments and toilet stops

  • Improved  double-sided road signage

  • OSH brochure to include maps for each Art Trail area.

  • OSH brochure to include details of participating artists, makers and associate galleries   

We would like to welcome you to  share in our next Open Studios event in Summer 2022.

If you are an artist based on Lewis, why not join us!

Come and meet the artists and makers in their own studios and discover our  unique island artwork  inspired by the stunning coastline, breath-taking moorland and mountains and the flora and fauna that abounds all over the Isle of Lewis.

You will find paintings, clothing, jewellery, wood carvings, glasswork, pottery, resin work, photography, original prints, textile work, tweed and more...

Perfect for gifts, souvenirs, memories...

 

  Come and discover it for yourself...

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