Arts & Culture
by Aspect County

Calling all artists and makers

Summer 2023 will see hundreds of artists and makers across Kent and East Sussex join in a collective celebration of creativity. They will open the doors of their studios, hold collaborative shows and put on exhibitions showcasing their work, to connect with local art lovers – will you be part of it? 

South East Open Studios (SEOS) takes place from 2 to 18 June 2023 and hosts a wealth of artistic talent across a variety of different media, from painting to printmaking, pottery to ceramics, sculpture to jewellery and silversmithing, glass, woodwork, textile art, digital, illustration, mixed media… and more. If you love art and collecting unique pieces from local creatives, then this is a show you will not want to miss.

Jane Cordery Crossroads I Indecision

Jane Cordery: Crossroads I (Indecision)

Ali Stump Orange Glow monoprint 20cm x 20cm

Ali Stump: Orange Glow-monoprint-20cm x 20cm 

Polly Hosp The Guardian Angels V2 2of2

Polly Hosp: The Guardian Angels

Frances Wells Naked Raku Pot Ceramic 1

Frances Wells: Naked Raku Pot, Ceramic 1

Taking part in SEOS offers what most aspiring artists would love: an opportunity to exhibit in your own chosen setting with interested visitors coming to you, choice over dates and times you want to be open’, major advertising being taken care of, other local artists supporting you by helping to promote you through word of mouth and zero commission. Add to this the benefits of being part of a regional art community that continues to promote you throughout the year. It is a golden opportunity that comes around every twelve months!” – Jane Cordery, contemporary artist based in Tenterden.

Sandra Camargo Evolution Alabaster 27 5cm x 29 5cm x 37cm

Sandra Camargo: Evolution – Alabaster, 27.5cm x 29.5cm x 37cm

Maria Turner Venezia I oils 50cmx50cm

Maria Turner: VeneziaI-oils-50cmx50cm

Henry Rogers Hot Iron Forged Scroll Iron

Henry Rogers: Hot Iron – Forged Scroll-Iron

Lorna Green Handbuilt stoneware vases Various sizes

Lorna Green: Handbuilt stoneware vases – Various sizes

Jade Taylor The Night Watch detail mixed media on linen 40x60cm

Jade Taylor: The Night Watch (detail) – mixed media on linen-40x60cm

Are you an artist or maker living in the South East, then why not take part in SEOS 2023? Visit the SEOS website for more information, sign up to the mailing list, and get ready to register in the new year, registration opens 1 January 2023