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We encourage artists to use their own homes and studios (don't be afraid to use your kitchen or dining room as an exhibition space) but understand some may prefer to share an exhibition space with a friend or use a different, more public venue.

 

Artists should note that you may be responsible for your own public liability insurance so this should be confirmed with the venue. Similarly, there may be costs associated with exhibiting i.e. commission on sales or venue hire costs and again, these should be confirmed with the venue.

 

Swindon Open Studios and its committee are not responsible for arranging venues unless otherwise specified.

Swindon Hub: 

36 The Parade, Swindon SN1 1BA

The Hub is offering a maximum of 3 artists their exhibition space downstairs to share for the month of September. In addition, each artist will have a table display/stall for both Saturdays (21st and 28th September) and one Sunday (date TBC). The total cost per artist for this opportunity is £45.00. 

Contact - Deborah Battaglia on 07974 470671 or at d.battaglia2014@icloud.com after April 2nd 2024.

This venue is now fully booked.

Stratton Juniors FC:

Next to St Lukes Academy

627 Cricklade Road, Swindon SN2 5AB

Following redecoration in April, the meeting room, reception areas and kitchen will be available, accommodating up to 6 artists. Artwork must be appropriate for a space with large amounts of children. Free car parking. Cost £10.00 per weekend per artist.

Contact - Samantha Holborow at sjfctreasury01@gmail.com or holborowsam@gmail.com

The Barn at Stanton Park: 

The Avenue, Stanton Fitzwarren, Swindon SN6 7SF

Shared exhibition space for a maximum of 6 artists. Each artist will have a table and wall space behind. Please note, the barn will be shared with Every Cloud so the space available is reduced from previous years. 

Cost £10 per day per artist. Artwork can be left on display during the intervening week.

Contact - Karen Holman at stantonparkbarn@gmail.co.uk after April 2nd 2024.

This venue is now fully booked.

The Trinity Collective:

345 Cheney Manor Road, Swindon SN2 2PE

Gallery space available both weekends which is wheelchair accessible. Opening hours 10am to 6pm. Ability to host associated preview/opening event.

Use of the gallery is free of charge but all sales are subject to 30% commission.

Contact - Max on 01793 537948 or at enquiries@trinitycollective.co.uk

Christchurch Community Centre:

Cricklade Street, Swindon SN1 3HB

Exhibition space available in corridors - free of charge.

Meeting room, subject to availability, can be hired for £17.20 per hour.

Contact - Marilyn Trew at marilyntrew@hotmail.com or 07763 8442393

Central Library:

Regent Circus, Swindon SN1 1QG

Wall space plus negotiable table and demonstration spaces available for up to 4 artists - free of charge for participating Swindon Open Studios artists. Available Saturday 21st and Saturday 28th September. (Note the library is closed to the public on Sundays). Artwork can be left on display during the intervening week. Central Library is open Monday – Friday 10.00 – 17.30. Saturday 10.00 – 16.00. The library would also welcome artists wanting to run workshops or activities.

Contact - Allie Brown at brownall@swindon.gov.uk

Podpadstudios and Friends at the Carriage Works
Entry via partners, Create Studios, 10 Carriage Works, London Street, Railway Village, Swindon SN1 5FB.


Come and exhibit with Podpadstudios and friends in the historical heart of Swindon, in Brunel's Carriage Works. 
Entry to the venue will be via our partners, Create Studios, on London Street. Visitors will then make their way to the main display area in a unit just behind the Studio, where Podpadstudios' animatronic creations will be on display. We would like to invite 2D and 3D Artists to show their work within this atmospheric post-industrial space.


Create Studios will be opening their fabulous space and serving refreshments. They will be able to host 2-3 digital artworks over the Open Studios weekends by arrangement.
We are also working with other partners including Zozo Thomas, and Swindon Borough Council to make this a very exciting venue.

Cost will be £20 per weekend. Minimum booking one weekend. To include listing on our website / social feeds, and use of on-site cafe facilities at Create Studios, and use of on-site shop facilities in the main display area. 

Venue will be open Saturday 21st - Sunday 22nd and Saturday 28th - Sunday 29th September 2024, from 11am-4pm; last entries 3.30pm.

Digital Artists: contact info@createstudios.org.uk with artwork details.

2D and 3D artists contact Hello@thomzodesigns.co.uk

The space will also be available during the week, by separate negotiation. Please contact info@podpadstudios.co.uk

Friends Meeting House:

79 Eastcott Hill, Swindon SN1 3JF

Long room and kitchen available for up to 4 artists. Lack of wall space means this is suitable for table top or display stands only. Free of charge.

Contact - Rebecca Bellamy at creative@rebeccabellamy.co.uk

Wyvern Theatre:

Theatre Square, Swindon SN1 1QN

Wall space available for up to 2 artists in the lower foyer - free of charge to participating Swindon Open Studios artists. Available Saturday 21st and Saturday 28th September when the Wyvern will be open to the public from 11am - 3pm and 4pm - 7.30pm. Opening hours on Sunday 22nd and Sunday 29th will depend on the theatre programme, TBC. Artwork can be left on display during the intervening week.

Contact - Sophie Dodson at sdodson@wyverntheatre.org.uk

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