Custard Factory artists & creatives are opening their doors this Friday and Saturday (3rd & 4th August) for the Birmingham Open Studios event that’s taking place across the city – so we have spoken to acclaimed painter Stephen Earl Rogers in a quick-fire Q&A session about what we can expect from the upcoming #422custardfactory event.
What is this Birmingham Open Studios event all about?
An opportunity for the public to see where and how the creatives in the city operate.
What artists and creators are involved?
Myself, Lucy Fiona Morrison (oil painter), Joyce Treasure (mixed media artist), Al Leeming (visual designer), Mahesh Chauhan (artisan), and Alexi K are opening their doors on the 4th floor of the Custard Factory. Many other across the city.
What days and times can people visit the studios?
For Custard Factory tenants we open 12 -6.30 pm on Friday 3rd and 12-5pm Saturday 4th of August
Public we will meet people in reception to escort them to the studios at 12pm, 2 pm, 4pm, 6pm on Friday 3rd and at 12pm, 2pm, 4pm
Why do you think people should attend?
It is an opportunity for anyone who is curious about the arts to find out about the processes involved and to meet and chat to the artists themselves. Artistic practice can seem very remote and this is a good way to break down perceived barriers. Works will be available for direct sale or to commission.
Will Birmingham Open Studios become a regular event?
It is hoped that this will happen annually, and the programme can be built on to include more spaces and one-off projects.
Very exciting! This is going to be a fantastic opportunity for people interested in art to see how talented artists work in their workspaces. A big thank you to Stephen for answering our questions.
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