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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1 day ago

Cowal Open Studios

I'm offering a selection of my drawings on day 2 of my takeover opportunity on cowal_open_studios page.
All of these are made purely from imagination, and so are linked indirectly to the seachart drawings I shared yesterday, as they exist in my head as whigs of ideas until I get them down on paper.
I am working on a few new drawings now to have hanging alongside the seacharts on the Open Studios weekend(25th-28th September) @hayshedgallery ,the new exhibition space at Carry Farm in Tighnabruaich.
There will be 7 artists showing their work there , as well as invited artists @tighnabruaichgallery.
Makes a trip to Tighnabruaich very worthwhile-daytrip deelite!
www.heathernevay.net
www.heathernevay.weebly.com
#hayshedgallery #dreyworkshop #evecampbelltextile #argyllsecretcoast #visitscotland #carryfarm #drawings #argyllandbute #creativescotland #ScottishArt @ Tighnabruaich
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2 days ago

Cowal Open Studios

Travelling a bit further afield on the high seas on my cowal _open_studios takeover day ....some commissions undertaken of the West Coast waters and Islands . All of which have been reproduced as prints for sale as part of this years open studio event and through my website
www.heathernevay.weebly.com
New charts, original drawings and paintings are being created now in time for the COS weekend -25th -28th September 2020 @carryfarm
#hayshedgallery
#argyllsecretcoast #scottishartist #tobermoryharbour #mull #argyll
#visitscotland #tighnabruaich #drawing #admiraltycharts #wildaboutargyll
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Heather love your working these , I’m also a bit of collector of old charts of west coast especially. Will definitely be on my wish list for next art purchase!

These are amazing & beautiful. My boys would love these - they are often making their own maps to imaginary worlds! 😍

3 days ago

Cowal Open Studios

If you are out and about in Argyll at the end of August then join in with our fellow open studio event Artmap Argyll. A great range of studios tk tour which makes a lovely weekend.Look out for #ArtmapArgyll leaflets in venues all over. Our open studios is now less than two weeks away! Use the leaflet to collect red dots from studios. Get 10 red dots and you can enter our prize draw for £200 to spend on an artwork of your choice! ... See MoreSee Less

If you are out and about in Argyll at the end of August then join in with our fellow open studio event Artmap Argyll. A great range of studios tk tour which makes a lovely weekend.

4 days ago

Cowal Open Studios

Hello, my name is Susan M Turmeau Jewellery( Soozie) and welcome to the Cowal Open Studios artist takeover.

This will be my last post from the Cowal Open Studios artists takeover. Its been fun to show you lots of jewellery photos and a wee sneak preview of how the resin piece is coming along. Come over to my FB page to find out what the finished article looks like when its finished. Give me a few weeks!

Here is a couple of "filled to the rim resin thing" photos. Now I will need to wait till tomorrow morning to see if they are set. Fingers crossed.

Hope to meet some of you at the actual COS event at the end of September 25-28th 2020. I am in South Route Hub 1, Sandbank Village Hall. You can find me on my Facebook page Susan M Turmeau Jewellery and also on my website www.turmeaujewellery.co.uk

Bye Bye thanks for taking the time to look at my jewellery and other bits n bobs.

Find out more about our open studios event at www.cowalopenstudios.co.uk
25-28 September 2020

#lockdownart
#cowalopenstudios
#visitcowal
#visitscotland
#argyllsecretcoast
#madeinargyll
#scottishartists
#yearofcoastsandwaters2020
#scottishcrafts
#creativecowal
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4 days ago

Cowal Open Studios

Hello, my name is Soozie of S M Turmeau Jewllery and welcome to the Cowal Open Studios artist takeover.
day 2 afternoon.

I was planning on popping on a few wee videos but the wee video's took an hour to upload so let do some photos instead!

Happiness when I went to the workshop today. The resin had set! Hooray!

The demo bracelet is kinda hard to see what I'm doing. I'm basically trying different items in resin to see if they colour differently or bleed colour or sink or float move or not.

The other round pieces with dead bugs in them and dried things are just trying resin out too but these you can see all the way through. Its so cool. Other folk might have wee flowers n stuff to put in things like this. I have been collecting dead bugs haha. I have a lot of skulls, love skulls, but they are all to big to go in the wee units.
Plenty scope for doing stuff in resin. Its fun to do the only downfall so far is that Ive managed to stick all sorts onto my table and tweezers, sticky stuff!!

Im now going to put the second layer of resin on the pieces and you will just have to come to my facebook page to see how they turn out, as today is the last day of my Cowal Open Studios artists takeover.

Find out more about our open studios event at www.cowalopenstudios.co.uk
25-28 September 2020

#lockdownart
#cowalopenstudios
#VisitCowal
#visitscotland
#argyllsecretcoast
#madeinargyll
#scottishartists
#yearofcoastsandwaters2020
#scottishcrafts
#creativecowal
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Comment on Facebook

Scarlett would love this! Are you doing demo’s?

So clever! Something different .... x

Now youre creeping everybody out...! 😁😉 x

Reflects your questioning and unique personality.

4 days ago

Cowal Open Studios

talking about resin in copper boxes ... See MoreSee Less

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I’m very excited!!

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