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Date(s) - 26/04/2021 - 29/05/2021
12:00 am

The Barony Centre


‘Cowal’s Coasts and Waters’

26 April – 29 May 2021

Cowal Open Studios are delighted to exhibit a selection of their members’ work through the exhibition ‘Cowal’s Coast and Waters’ at the Barony Centre. 

The theme of ‘Coast and Waters’ is very appropriate as Cowal is a peninsula situated on the west side of the River Clyde. It boasts at least seven lochs, red squirrels, forestry and unspoilt hills and glens. In spite of its close proximity to industrial areas on the other side of the water, there are some incredibly wild and remote locations. Added to this is an interesting history, from early settlements, standing stones and feuding Clans to modern day military connections. 

Rich in ancient history it is now also the home to many artists, inspired by these surroundings.    There are painter and printers, plus makers skilled in textiles, glass, wood, clay and metals. Members of the Cowal Open Studios come together for a weekend in September, opening their doors to visitors and locals alike. Members also engage with the local community with several offering workshops throughout the year. Cowal Open Studios also engage with the local schools and organise an annual children’s art competition to coincide with the Open Studio weekend.

The year the Cowal Open Studio weekend is Friday24 – Monday27 September.