Northants Open Studios returns for September 2021
The popular county-wide visual arts festival returns to full form after being forced online in
During the month of September artists all over the county invite you into their studios,
homes and organised exhibitions to witness at first hand the inspiration and motivation,
which drives them to create. Step inside a pottery studio, discuss diamonds with a jewellery
designer or watch demonstrations of painting, printmaking and traditional crafts in a
relaxed environment. Many artists will also present their work as individuals or groups in
galleries located across the county and for the majority of them, this will be their first time
exhibiting work undertaken through lockdown so there will be plenty on offer.
A brochure and an online platform accompanies the event, which shows you the huge range
of art activities featured this year and to help you choose where to visit, not just for this
September, but for the whole year ahead.
This year we are very lucky to have the support from two venues, who will play host to our
artists taking part in Northants Open Studios. Each artist will have the opportunity to select
two pieces of work that best represents their practice and showcase one in each of our
Jeyes of Earls Barton will start the festival off with a Launch Party on 4th September from
3pm. It will be a great opportunity for visitors to see a wide range of works from the
participating artists and it is hoped that it inspires them to get out and about around the
county to visit studio spaces and exhibitions. To conclude the festival, we will be awarding
several artist prizes, which will be announced at the Awards Ceremony taking place at the
JGallery in Moulton, our second Central Exhibition venue. The ceremony will celebrate the
achievements of all our artists and acknowledge all of our supporters, without whom, none
of this would have been possible.
“Life is slowly getting back to normal and we have, once again, a good number of artists of
all disciplines desperate to present their work to the local community across the county. I
hope that everyone will see the benefit in supporting the event, reaching an audience
of exhibiting creatives and visitors of all ages from the emerging artist to the
retired collector. We have such a varied and talented group of artists spread all over
Northamptonshire, what better way to celebrate them all than to have a month long event
to support and promote their work”. Katie Boyce – Director NOS
4 th – 25 th September at Jeyes of Earls Barton and the J Gallery, kindly supported by Kettering
& District Art Society.
Jeyes of Earls Barton
4th September, 3 – 7pm
Closing Event and Prize Giving Ceremony
J Gallery, Moulton
25th September, 5.30 – 7.30pm
Visit the website www.northantsopenstudios.co.uk for further information.