With Autumn’s arrival, we’re excited to share news about new collaborative projects, Open Studios and our fast approaching Christmas programme. First stop, working with Anglepoise…
We’re delighted to be working with international lighting and lamp design champions Anglepoise, as they host a pop-up sale from the Hotwalls Studios. A Portsmouth-based company known for iconic design and exceptional quality, the sale will include samples and ex-display products at discounted prices. The event will be accompanied by our monthly Open Studios on Sunday 18th October, which resumed last month following a five-month pause. Join us as you meet the artists and watch them create, shop local from the studios, and treat your home to timeless classic from a local design company.
Exciting news: we have an exhibition approaching! From the 30th Oct.-1st Nov. Back and Fill will feature original artworks inspired by life in a pandemic, created by artists from the Hotwalls Studios, Art Space and other creative backgrounds. The exhibition is part of the overriding Back and Fill project, created by Marine Studios in Margate. The aim is to unite coastal communities across the UK in a shared creative project following a period of hardship. We’re thankful for this opportunity to work collaboratively-in Portsmouth and beyond. We will document the exhibition via our social media platforms, and will livestream an interview with studio artist Alice Hume on her lockdown project Community Textiles. For more information on our involvement, see our website. Interested in learning more about the project as a whole? Read here.
Our Christmas programme includes the annual Hotwalls Christmas Market, taking place outdoors on 5th-6th December. We’re excited to be accompanied by The Traders Keep artisan craft fair in the Round Tower, and of course, our artists’ studios open for business as you shop for bespoke Christmas gifts and enjoy a festive atmosphere. Expect live acoustic sounds, high quality art and craft, and tasty refreshments. Winter Open Studios dates include 15th November and 20th December, with more information to come on winter workshops. Follow @hotwallsstudios on social media for more updates, and see our website to learn what we’re doing to reduce the spread of Covid-19 at our events. We look forward sharing Christmas 2020 with you in Old Portsmouth. All are welcome.