Butetown Artists Open Studios
Saturday 23rd November 2019 12 -5pm
Iwan Bala, David Brook, Richard Cox, David Knight, David Gould, Annie Giles Hobbs, Mary Husted, Dilys Jackson, Maggie James, Philip Nicol, Carwyn Evans, Carol Hiles, Valerie Coffin Price, Terry Setch, Casper White, Sue Williams
Cardiff – the green city – is home to hundreds of artists – on the weekend of the 23rd November 2019 we invite you to visit Butetown artists Studios in Cardiff Bay. Other studios including Kings Road Studios in Pontcanna, Arcade Studios in Fairwater, OLA in Canton will also be open on the 23rd and the following weekend visit Printhaus and Market House Studios Canton.
As well as seeing how individual artists work you can also buy original work directly from the artists themselves.
Butetown Artists studios are creative spaces to develop ideas and make new work, used by artists who exhibit nationally and internationally. In the last ten years one of the studio members has become a Royal Academician, another represented Wales in the Arts Mundi competition and the newest studio member won a travel grant from the prestigious National Portrait Award. Alongside this new projects are initiated by studio members, for example the Wales / China collaborative project ‘Open Books’.
2019 is the fortieth anniversary of artists taking occupancy of 54b/c Bute Street . Many thanks to the National Lottery – now celebrating its twenty fifty birthday – for grant aid towards the major capital repair and refurbishment to the building and also providing funding for many of the events and exhibitions in Butetown Artists gallery, BayArt. This building continues to be a successful legacy of such public funding, both through the activities of its studio occupants as well as the achievements of the gallery.