South East Open Studios gets set for 17-day event inviting public into workspaces

Artist Ruth Hall Garten (Image SEOS)

South East Open Studios (SEOS), the 17-day event celebrating creative talent, returns this summer from Friday 2nd to Sunday 18th June.

Launching across Kent and East Sussex, SEOS will raise the profile of visual arts across the region. Stretching through countryside, coastline, villages and towns, the event not only helps to build artists’ profiles in the wider arts arena but also puts the South East on the map as a hub of creativity.

SEOS also marks a great opportunity for the art-loving public to engage with the visual arts community, with many artists demonstrating their craft, offering tuition and selling their work.

Visitors can expect to meet artists and makers in their studios and exhibition spaces and hear the story behind their journey.

The event will host a wealth of artistic talent working across a variety of different media, from painting, printmaking and pottery, to ceramics and sculpture, jewellery making and silversmithing, glass and woodwork, textile art, digital work, illustration, mixed media and more.

Trail Maps for the event, taking visitors from studio to studio and area to area will be available from May at local businesses and organisations including cafes, pubs, shops and supermarkets.

SEOS Chair, Phillip Johnson, said: ‘’We’ve been working hard behind the scenes to make this year’s SEOS a memorable event for artists and visitors alike. There’s an inspiring range of work on show throughout the South East and something for everyone, in some amazing settings, produced by some truly talented creatives.’’

Offering up something for everyone to enjoy, the initiative has grown to be one of the biggest Open Studios events in the UK over the past 25 years, echoed by support of the public and local artists and makers.”

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  1. same old story , thanets arts and culture , theres more culture in a yoghurt than there is in thanet ! its never going to turn into a graffiti covered version of italy.

    • You are so funny! Ha ha ha! That must be the fifth time you’ve done the yoghurt joke. Great work. No wonder you’re jealous of anyone with any talent.

    • Thanet’s

      You should learn to write before you write in public.

    • I swear you’re a parody ‘Real World’. You must wait with baited breath for every article so you can hurriedly get your comment out and let people know just how miserable you are.

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