Follow the Hampshire Open Studios art trail
A free art trail across more than 290 venues for the visiting public to meet artists in their homes, studios and galleries. If you are not sure where to start, some mini trails have been suggested on the website for each area around the county.
There are a wide variety of venues, arts and crafts on offer in the region, including painting, sculpture, ceramics, glass, furniture, jewellery and many more, plus a prize draw to win £100 towards artwork from your favourite artist.
20 Arthur Road, Winchester, SO23 7EA
Look for the pink arrows. A parking permit can be lent or park at The Winchester Hotel 5 mins away.
PING & LILY, PLUS GUESTS
The Studio, Holm House, Church Street, Upham, SO32 1JH 10-4.30pm 20-21 & 24-28 August 07779 718833
Handmade original textile artwork, cushions and lampshades using freehand motion embroidery with Liberty print fabrics. Oil painting, line drawing and surface design. Opposite village duck pond.
JUST US FOUR
Compton and Shawford Parish Village Hall, SO21 2AA 10-4pm, 26 -29 August
Contemporary watercolour, collage and acrylic ink paintings, originals, prints and cards.
A short walk from Shawford Railway St. Junction 11 off the M3. Bus passengers can use the Bluestar No 1 Southampton to Winchester service.
17 Frampton Way, Kings Worthy, SO23 7QE 10-5pm 20-24 & 27-29 August
Expressive oil paintings of landscapes, seascapes and still life. Inspired by the countryside and coast of Hampshire and beyond.
Off Tovey Place, follow the pink signs.
4 Warrys Close, Hythe, SO40 3QS
A326 towards Fawley, take 3rd exit at Dibden Purlieu roundabout onto Roman road. Turn right onto Yelverton Ave and follow until Warrys Close on right.
UNIT 11 ARTISTS
Freedom Works, Fairways House, Mount Pleasant Rd, Southampton, SO14 0QB 10:30am – 5pm 20 – 27 August
Paint, photography, print and illustration. On Radcliffe Road mini roundabout take exit to Freedom works carpark on your left.
KING’S CHURCH AND FRIENDS
King’s Church, 414 Coxford Road, Lordswood, SO16 5LL Sat 8-5pm, Sun 12-5pm, Mon 10-5pm 20 – 22 & 27 – 29 August 02380 785414 / 07403 280803
Paintings, photographic prints and other crafts. Café 153 open for drinks and cakes.
St James Road Methodist Church, Shirley, SO15 5HE 10 – 4pm, 20 – 23 August. 02380 558698 / 07484 232343
New and varied work from this energetic group of local artists in a wide range of styles. The Methodist Church is clearly visible on the corner of St James Road and Bramston Road.
65 Burridge Road, Burridge, Southampton, SO31 1BY
Acrylic paintings, subjects include everything from still life to seascapes.
WARSASH ART GROUP
Victory Hall, 27 Warsash Road, SO31 9HW 10-5.30pm (except 28th until 4.30pm 25th -28th August)
With original work from over 90 local artist ,there is something for everyone. A tea room with handmade cake available throughout the exhibition. Behind the War Memorial on Warsash Road , Warsash, Follow the Exhibition Banners & Pink Arrows.
56 Seaview Estate, Netley Abbey, Southampton, SO31 5BQ 10:30 – 5pm 20 – 24 August plus late opening Monday until 7:30pm
A diverse group of artisans exhibiting throughout the house, garden and stained-glass studio. Treat yourself to tea and indulgent cake while perusing a varied selection of hand-crafted items.
The venue is at the top of the road.
RON & TRISH MOODY
40 Grange Road, Netley Abbey, SO31 5FE 11 – 5pm 02380 453788 / 07842 166204
Ron: A large selection of new watercolour and acrylic paintings in his quirky colourful style plus unframed originals, prints and cards. Trish: Lots of handmade bags and textiles.
Venue has a green fence.
25 Richmond Lane, Romsey, SO51 7LB. Top of the hill on the left-hand side. 01794 518211
Halterworth Cottage, Halterworth Lane, Romsey, SO51 9AE
Wild skies, windswept beaches, sunlit trees and colourful nudes. Sara’s varied exhibition of over 50 pieces of recent work. Prices from £10 prints to £1000 canvasses all in a beautiful walled garden setting.
11:30 – 6pm 01794 519544 / 07946 980414
Either first on the left, or last on the right on Halterworth Lane, up a gravel drive.
KATY MCINTYRE BROWN, KATY BOTANICALS
The Old Post Office, Lockerley Green, Lockerley, SO51 0JN
10 – 5pm 07713 979809
A white house with a green door.
Abbey United Reformed Church Hall, Romsey, SO51 8EL 10 – 5pm 01794 513106
Paintings, textile art, prints, cards & craftwork.
Through the arch to the left of the TSB bank on Romsey Market Place.
TESSA VAN HASSELT – KEYHAVEN ARTISTS
The Scout Hut, Keyhaven, Lymington, SO41 0TP 07845 893480
Pass the Gun pub on right, turn left into car park. Sea Scout hall on far side. Refreshments available.
BURLEY ART CLUB
Burley Village Hall, Pound Lane, Burley, BH24 4EA 10 – 5pm 02380 558698 / 07484 232343
An enthusiastic and vibrant art club. Colourful, contemporary and traditional paintings in all media.
Exit A31 in direction of Burley. Go through village and turn right by the memorial cross to Bransgore. The village hall is about 300 yds on the right.
ART AT THE PUB
Turfcutters Arms, Main Road, East Boldre, SO42 7WL 12 – 4pm 01590 612331
Taking inspiration from Forest and Coast we are showing a varied selection of paintings, cards and craftwork in the garden of this busy pub.
At Hatchet Pond turn into East Boldre. Follow road past the village hall; pub is on the right.
A PIECE OF ART AND A SLICE OF CAKE
WI Hall, Lunedale Road, Dibden Purlieu, SO45 4QP 10 – 5pm firstname.lastname@example.org
An inventive group of artists showcasing individual and group projects. Woodblock carving to miniatures. Refreshments available.
The studio is 3 miles outside Odiham. From King Street, turn left past cricket club, right at farm building and follow country lane and pink signs for 2 miles.
MARINER’S STUDIO & FRIENDS
Mariners Cottage, Turkey Island, Shedfield, SO32 2JE 11 – 4pm
From Botley (A334), turn left onto B2177. Then right onto Heathlands. At crossroads, turn right onto Pricketts Hill. Take 2nd single gravel track on right and follow pink arrows.
BRIAN EYLEY & FRIENDS
28 Manor Close, Wickham, PO17 5BZ 10 – 5pm 07547 241974
Contemporary artists working in different media.
Manor Close is between The Square and the Shell garage. Ring side gate bell and enter rear garden conservatory. Teas and cake available.
1A Hill Head Road, Hill Head, Fareham, PO143JH
Large seascapes in oil, soft pastel and resin work.
SARA PITKEATHLY & GILLI GREGORY
47 Hill Head Road, Hill Head, Fareham, PO14 3JL 10-5pm 20-21, 24 & 27-29 August 07796 147889
Expressive paintings inspired by the sea and nature. Oil, acrylic and watercolour, capturing wonderful atmospheric and magical moments.
2 Ellerslie Close, Hill Head, Fareham, PO14 3LH 10 – 5pm 20-23 & 26-29 August 07825 773411
Abstract painter using acrylics and water-based paints; vibrant signature colourways. Polychrome roundels, driftwood spars, painting on canvas and on distressed metal along with upcycled, beachcombed objects of interest.
DEB C MORRIS
DCM Artworks Studio 7 Larches Gardens, Fareham, PO15 5LR 10am-5pm 20-21 & 25-29 August 07590 807621
Unique, contemporary textile artworks and whimsical watercolours plus prints, cards and ‘Sew your Own’ kits. Exciting artworks that are bold, fresh and fun.
Tucked away at the end of the cul-de-sac.
5 Benmore Gardens, Chandler’s Ford, SO53 1TT 10-5pm 20-22, 24 & 26-29 August
Vibrant, expressive flowers and landscapes, mainly in watercolour, that capture emotion and light.
The house has a green door.
LINDA MILLER, LINDA CHEW, RACHEL PLATT & JILL MAGUIRE
108 Archers Road, Eastleigh, SO50 9BG 10-5pm 20-21 & 27-29 August 0781 627 0177
Machine Embroidery, Decorative Ceramics, Landscape Photography, and Illustrated Porcelain.
House is located at the railway end of Archers Road.
121 Hursley Road, Chandlers Ford, SO53 1JE 10-4pm. 20-23 & 26-29 August – small venue, so please make an appointment if possible. 07514 526890
Colourful, accessible, abstract paintings that evoke the beauty of nature and changing seasons. Acrylic on canvas, glitter and metallic leaf.