Support our local artists' exhibition and shopping opportunity
Just a month before Christmas, the artists in residence at Johnson’s Island in Brentfordf will throw open their doors for their annual Winter Open Studios and Exhibition.
Friday 24th November 6-9pm
Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th, 11am-6pm
The island is home to an eclectic mix of artists and craftspeople - painters, sculptors, milliners, jewellers, ceramicists and more – including lots of new residents to the island - making it the perfect venue for visitors to pick up gifts and cards for the season ahead.
All guests are offered a drink and a mince pie as they browse the artworks, which vary from greetings cards and prints, through to one-off sculptures, 3-D paintings, mosaics, hats, oil paintings and more. The studios remain open all weekend, offering a fascinating insight into the lives and work of the artists, their methods and inspiration.
“People are always surprised to find this treasure trove of talent hidden away only a few steps from Brentford High Street,” says Tara Winona whose sought-after wildlife paintings sell all over the world. “We love welcoming visitors to our studios and have a good variety of work for sale, or commission, so our visitors can always find something special to take home with them.”
Accessible from a metal footbridge at the bottom of Catherine Wheel Road near the Brewery Tap pub in Brentford, Johnson’s Island has a unique setting on the Grand Union Canal, between Kew Gardens and Syon Park in West London.
Visitors to the old lock-keeper’s island, cannot fail to be charmed by this magical enclave, and the haphazard cluster of wooden buildings which make up the artist’s colony – surrounded by houseboats, wildlife and the lapping waters of the canal.
Access is easy by bus or rail.
Johnsons Island Artists, Johnsons Island (opposite The Brewery Tap), Catherine Wheel Road,Brentford, TW8 8BD
For more information: www.johnsonsislandartists.com /JiArtists/ @JiArtists email firstname.lastname@example.org or 07917 038 888
October 30, 2017