Harrogate College’s art students preparing for public showcase

24 May, 2022 8:03 am

Artists, sculptors and ceramicists at Harrogate College are preparing to welcome the public to their first North Yorkshire Open Studios event.

The artists – all studying for a Master’s Degree in Creative Practice – have been busy putting the final touches to their work, and workspaces, ahead of the Saturday 4 June showcase.

Featuring over 100 artists, Open Studios gives visitors an opportunity to view and buy bespoke pieces to suit every budget.

North Yorkshire Open Studios gives artists and makers a chance to open their studios, network, and show and sell their work directly to the public over the first two weekends in June. The artist-led event is run by a voluntary steering group of North Yorkshire based artists.  

Dr Annabel Smith, Programme Manager, MA Creative Practice at Harrogate College said: “We are delighted to be hosting our first Open Studios event in June. It gives many of our student artists the opportunity to showcase their work.

“The NYOS event has grown to become one of the major events in North Yorkshire’s cultural calendar, as well as one of the North’s most prestigious open studios events. The college is honoured to be included this year and is highlighting and showcasing work produced by our Year 1 and Year 2 MA Creative Practice students.

“We look forward to welcoming visitors and art buyers from across the district and further afield, who will be able to find out more about the artists, their work and their aspirations for the future.”

The exhibited work will include ceramics, paintings, printmaking and textiles and will be on view to the public in the college’s canteen.

The show takes place from 9am to 5pm.

For more information about the artists visit https://www.nyos.org.uk/