Artmap Ar­gyll be­gins birthday cel­e­bra­tions

Argyllshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

AS ARTMAP Ar­gyll cel­e­brates its tenth birthday, fi­nal prepa­ra­tions are un­der way for its open stu­dios week­end.

Running from Fri­day to Sun­day, Au­gust 25 to 28, this year 49 artist and venue mem­bers and nearly 30 as­so­ciate mem­bers will take part, dis­play­ing a wide range of dis­ci­plines in­clud­ing paint­ing, draw­ing, il­lus­tra­tion, print­mak­ing, sculp­ture, glass, ta­pes­try, wood, pho­tog­ra­phy, tex­tiles, ce­ram­ics, jew­ellery, lamp­shades and mo­saic.

Known as the red dot trail, visitors are guided to visit the artists’ in their stu­dios, from Ap­pin in the north to Camp­bel­town in the south, by a net­work of num­bered red dots and di­rec­tion ar­rows.

The four-day event is an op­por­tu­nity to visit artists’ stu­dios with­out any pres­sure to buy work – although if any­one does fall in love with a piece, they then have the joy of meet­ing the artist and see­ing how the work is made.

The venues in­cluded this year are: The Arch­way Gallery, Lochgilp­head; Auchindrain Mu­seum, near In­ver­aray; The Dochas Gallery, Lochgilp­head; Kil­martin Mu­seum; Loch Melfort Ho­tel and Ar­d­u­aine Gar­dens; Port Ap­pin Stu­dio; SNH Taynish NNR; and the Scot­tish Sculp­ture Park, Caol Ruadh.

The 76-page brochure guide fea­tur­ing the artists’ work with de­tailed di­rec­tions to their stu­dios are free and can be picked up at any of the artists’ stu­dios, venues and at most tourist in­for­ma­tion cen­tres, ho­tels and B&Bs in the area.

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