Open Studios 2014

Open Studios Poster 2014_sml

Our 2014 Open Studio event took place on Saturday 25th Oct 1pm until 5pm at Dundas House, Middlesbrough.

NN Open Studios 2014 HUB1 taken by Kev Howard

During the event artists including Pete Gough, Nicola Golightly, Vicky Holbrough, Jane Elwell – The Liberartian, Gavin Lenaghan, and John Griffin opened their studio doors to visitors, talking about their work and sharing what they do.

Photo1 by Kev Howard from Navigator North Open Studio event 2014

Photo2 by Kev Howard from Navigator North Open Studio event 2014

We also had several activities for visitors to get involved with including –

  • Artist Barbara Griffin turned her whole studio into a giant Camera Obscura
  • Clothing designer Phil Woodhead from Buckley showed people how he creates his renowned fashion illustrations
  • Natalie Miller showed visitors how to heat press designs onto T’shirts

Photographer Jason Hynes offered visitors an opportunity for a free portrait

NN Open Studios 2014 JH taken by Kev Howard

Arts Award with Jane Gray (and a nice cup of tea!)

NN Open Studios 2014 Cuppa1 taken by Kev Howard

Shirley Ann Wood from ARTventurers offered a fun and sensory drop in art and craft activity for children aged 6months to 11years and their families


Collograph printing with Adrian Moule – free drop in printmaking in the Navigator Print Studio

NN Open Studios 2014 Print workshop1 taken by Kev Howard

Sara Cooper asked visitors to respond to ideas around ‘collection’

NN Open Studios SC2 taken by Kev Howard

As well as all this there were installations of work by Vanessa Brigham, Nik Holmes from Zombie Dollar Creative, Paul Murray and AJ Garrett.

Last year’s rooftop tours proved so popular that we couldn’t help but do them again.

A great photo opportunity and an awesome view of Middlesbrough and the area.



All photographs taken by Kev Howard

This event was part of East Street Arts national Open Studios and the range of events taking place during Discover Middlesbrough