Cowal is a peninsula in Argyll and Bute, in the west of Scotland, that extends into the Firth of Clyde. Scattered along these secret shores there live a wealth of artists expressing themselves through various media.
Here you will find painters, glass artists, ceramicists, sculptors. We have photographers, jewellers, artists working with textiles and wood. All these skilled people choose to live and work among the inspirational land that is largely hidden in this area of Argyll.
Come and discover it for yourself…
Welcome to the Cowal Open Studio Weekend!
We’re making some changes to the event to protect our visitors and artists from Covid-19.
This year rather than artists hosting visitors in their own studios, there will be multiple spacious hubs, with a number of artists exhibiting at each. This will allow us to implement social distancing and improved hygiene in a safe, controlled setting.
Welcome to our virtual exhibition!
We know that due to the current circumstances, many of you won’t be able to visit an Artist Hub in person. Please take a look at the selected works below, and at the individual artists pages.
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5 days ago
Our open studios event may be over for this year but our artists work hard all year round and are already back in their studios. Check out our website to find their social media accounts to see what their latest work is.
Featured here is @ann_baxter_jewellery
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2 weeks ago
It's the last few days of our Invited Artist exhibition at Dunoon Burgh Hall. Beautiful work on show from Iam Rawnsley, Lucy Hadley, Fiona Doubleday and Pascale Rentsch (see photo). Exhibition closes after this weekend so make sure you don't miss it!
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There are 10 days left to see our fabulous Invited Artist exhibition held at Dunoon Burgh Hall. It's a gorgeous selection of work and the cafe at @dunoon_burgh_hall is an added bonus to your visit.
Ian Rawnsley - @rawnsleyart
Lucy Hadley - @lucyhadleyillustration
Fiona Doubleday - @earththreadsuk
Pascale Rentsch - @pascalerentsch
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Drum roll please! Our 2020 raffle prize winners were drawn today and we have three very luck winners.
1st prize of £300 - Jamie Prescott
2nd prize of £200 - Pam Fisher
3rd prize of £100 - Gill MacLellan
Congratulations to you all. Your prize money can be spent on an artwork of your choosing from any of our Cowal Open Studios artists!
Thanks to Jane at the @dunoon_burgh_hall for be in our independent ticket person!
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Congratulations to the winners !!!! 😊
Good work Jane! Well chosen!
I hope Jamie Prescott spends his prize money wisely, especially when he didn't know he had a ticket as his mother bought it for him. 🤭
A massive thank you to everyone who has turned out to support our artists this last four days. Every single one of you has contributed to the success of our event in this strange time as we are living through. Every kind word, every supportive comment, every time you took time to sanitised your hands and every purchase from our artists whether it was a card or commission is greatly appreciated and we have a happy band if artists this evening. Thank you all! 😍
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I would like to thank everyone who took their mask off to talk to me, much appreciated 🙂 x
South Hub 1 at Sandbank Village hall has Karen demonstrating linocut printing this morning. Come along to find out more.
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Its great to be able to watch another artists creative process! Thanks Karen Komurcu