The Year of Coast and Waters

25-28th September, 2020

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…

Artist Hubs

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.

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8 hours ago

Cowal Open Studios

After today's government announcements we sought advice and we are pleased to tell you that we have got the go ahead for our Cowal Open Studio event this weekend! Great news and a big relief after all the work we've done to make it safe for all our visitors and artists. Please wear you face covering and we have plenty hand sanitiser and on site guidence on each of our hubs.

But let me introduce you to our artists of East hub at @blairmoregallery and hall. In order of the photos we have...

Moira Ferguson
Helen West
Lynda Beer
Jill Bryson
Natalie Sedgewick
Jim O'Neil
Frank Stephenson
Catriona Herderson Darroch
Bill Williamson

We look forward to welcoming you. Our Artist hubs open Friday 25 until Monday 28 September.
Www.cowalopenstudios.co.uk
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That's great news!

Pleased to hear you have got the go ahead😊🎨👍x

Adhering to all the correct guidance we are looking forward to welcoming visitors to our artist hubs this coming weekend for Cowal Open Studios. Beginning on Friday 25 - Monday 28 September we will be exhibiting our artists work at 5 different locations for you to tour between.

Here are the artists of our South hub in Sandbank Village Hall.

In order of the photos we have...
Soozie Turmeau
Pauline Beautyman
Karen Kormucu
Bonita Ellmore
Eric Large
Anne-Marie Pietersz-Powell
Anne Armstrong
Lorna Ahlqhist

Find out more about artists and locations of the hubs on our website www.cowalopenstudios.co.uk
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Beautiful work!

2 days ago

Cowal Open Studios

We are looking forward to welcome you to our artist hubs this weekend. Here are the artists of South Hub at @dunoon_burgh_hall

We are taking all the covid regulations to keep us all safe, do please remember your face covering and follow our hubs have in place.

In order of the photos....
Ann Baxter
Antony Clarkson
Brian Phillips
Carole Patrick
Deb Wing
Gill Thompson
Jill Bryson
Lorna Morrish
Paddy Allan
Leonie Fitzgerald
Siobhan Owen
Ylva Saleem

Cowal Open Studios 25-28 September
Www.cowalopenstudios.co.uk
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3 days ago

Cowal Open Studios

We are looking forward to welcoming visitors to next weekends Cowal Open Studios. We are following strict risk assessments and covid regulations to help make our event a safe and healthy one!

Here are our artists for North Hub, being held at @thecreggansinn in Strachur.

In order of the images....

Sarah Sumsion
Marcia Clark
Sarah Ross-Thompson
Louise Day
Gill MacLellan
Derek Prescott
Sheila Rodger

Cowal Open Studios 25-28 September 2020
Www.cowalopenstudios.co.uk
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Looking forward to being there x

4 days ago

Cowal Open Studios

Well it's a wrap! Free Art Friday has been loads of fun but our artwork has now been found and is all off to new homes. Thank you so much for taking part. Our main event Cowal Open Studios is next week when we will open the doors of our 5 artist hubs to show our artists work in a safe way taking all covid procautions for both visitors and artists. Please visit our website for details on our artists, maps to see where our hubs are located and opening times.
www.cowalopenstudios.co.uk

25-28 September 2020
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Just found a painted pebble by Siobhan Owen.......Thank you!!

4 days ago

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“Found” 😊

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