See Gordon Cookson’s work at The Quaker Tapestry Exhibition 7-18 August 2017

Gordon Cookson, Harrow Open Studio’s woodturner, is showing his wooden wall plaque as part of The Quaker Tapestry Exhibition. This exhibition of 21 embroidered panels brings Quaker history to life will be at the Friend’s House opposite Euston Station in London.

Gordon’s piece, inspired by The Prism Tapestry and the same size, 25 x 21 inches, is made out of an old old pitch pine bench from the Ealing Meeting House.

The Quaker Tapestry began in 1981 as a project to brighten up the children’s room – little did they know then that it would brighten up many a room! Since the late 1980s the Tapestry panels have been all over Britain, as well as to some parts of America, France, Ireland and many others.

Friends House
173 Euston Rd
London NW1 2BJ

(opposite Euston Station)

7-18 August 2017
10am-4pm Monday to Saturday and to 8pm on Thursdays

Free Admission

Embroidery taster workshop – Saturday 12 August 10am-1pm .

Learn the six stitches used in the Quaker Tapestry and take home your very own stitched sampler.
Please book online.

Photo by Tim Bourne

Pinner Sketch Club Summer Exhibition – celebrating 75 years

The Pinner Sketch Club, celebrating its 75th anniversary, is one of North West London’s most highly respected art societies. Pinner Sketch Club Summer Exhibition – 2017 is an exciting exhibition of about 200 affordable original paintings and sculpture, in a range of styles and media from traditional to contemporary, by its talented members. This popular event attracts large numbers of visitors to Pinner.

Saturday 12th August – Saturday 26th August (inclusive)
Mon – Sat 10am – 6pm, Sun 12pm – 6pm

Pinner Parish Church Hall
Church Lane (top of Pinner High Street)
Pinner HA5 3AA

Harrow Open Studios Group Exhibition Harefield Hospital 1 September-14 Nov

In keeping with the last two years, Harrow Open Studios’ artists will also have a mixed exhibition of work at Harefield Hospital in the Hungry Hare Restaurant and Rebeat Gallery with 30% of each sale donated to projects at the hospital.
1 September – 14 November
Harefield Hospital
Hill End Road
Harefield UB9 6JH

Creative Spirit Workshop holiday in Ireland with Bina Shah, 31st July – 5th August

The opportunity to spend a week creating art in a grand country house set in 50 Acres of beautiful exotic gardens on the edge of the Wild Atlantic Way in County Kerry.

Date: 31st July – 5th August

Location: Boolakeel House, Ballinskelligs, Co Kerry. SW Ireland (next door to Cill Riallaig Artists Retreat) for more information

Artistic Leader: Carole Shubotham

For further information contact Peta O Connor: or Carole Shubotham:

For more information about Boolakeel House click here.

Harrow Open Studios celebrates tenth anniversary in 2017

A total of 39 artists will be exhibiting, including 10 new artists.

One of Artswati’s paintings provides the cover for this year’s brochure. Her work is about pure luminous, deep set colours in all their depth and luminosity and can be seen at her studio near Harrow on the Hill.

Marcia Kuperberg, based in Stanmore, says she goes from one extreme to another: painting in black and white to painting in vivid crazy colours, “The paintings seem to sing from the canvas and almost explode with colour” she says.

Ruth Cohen is a contemporary jewellery designer with her studio in Kenton. She has a passion for fashion and statement jewellery. “I create one off statement sculptural pieces of jewellery that are felt and look like wearing kinetic art”, she says, “and I use many different techniques and all kinds of materials”.

Emima Coroama, is an ambitious 20-year-old is hoping to create her own business after displaying her art works at a pop-up shop. She lives in Hatch End and has recently completed an arts and design course at Harrow College. “People have already asked me to create art for them, and someone wants me to do 15-20 paintings, so it is going really well”. Her work will be on display at West House in Pinner Memorial Park.

Harrow Open Studios Annual Exhibition at the Harrow Arts Centre’s Gallery and corridors is on view throughout May.

See Woodturner Gordon Cookson in the Great Barn, Ruislip 26 May – 2 June 2017

Gordon Cookson and his friends from the Middlesex Woodturners Association are exhibiting and demonstrating at the Combined Arts Exhibition held in the Great Barn, Ruislip. Gordon will be demonstrating on the Bank Holiday Monday: May 29th.

Opening Times:
Friday 26 May: 12noon-5pm
Saturday 27 May – 1 June: 10am-5pm
Friday 2 June 10am-4pm

The Great Barn
Manor Farm
Bury Street
Ruislip, HA4 7SU

Celebrate Canada with Brian Collins at Revely Lodge during July

The Charles H Cates
Brian Collins will be exhibiting paintings of Canada in the Tea Rooms during the month of July to coincide with Canada Day.

Other Harrow Open Studios’ Artists will be joining him on 2 July for a Canada Day Garden Party.

The opening times for Brian’s exhibition are 2pm – 5pm Thursday, Friday and Saturday

Reveley Lodge and Garden
Elstree road
Bushey Heath, WD23 4GL