Open Studios @ Marchmont Studios

Open Studios @ Marchmont Studios

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This is a timed arrival ticket for the Open Studios on the 27th or 28th August. Open from 10:00 till 17:00 - bookable every 30 minutes.

About this event

We are pleased to announce our second 'Open Studios' weekend for 2022 @ Marchmont Studios.

A wide range of our resident and visiting artists will onsite to introduce themselves, show their work and possibly even sell some too, including quite a few new faces!

There will be an expanded 'Makers Market' where local makers will showcase their works, plus a variety of catering outlets.

For your comfort and enjoyment we are limiting the numbers on site at any one time, and therefore a free timed entry ticket is required for each person on both days, which offers staggered arrival times 30 minutes apart - but you can stay as long as you like!

Entry is FREE, but we ask you to consider a voluntary donation of £3 per visitor to our charity partner Marchmont Makers Foundation* to support artist residencies and local community projects.

Your donation will help the Foundation provide opportunities for creative exploration that would not otherwise happen.

*Scottish Registered Charity No: SC048981

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Important Information:

Tickets are FREE but must be booked in advance. Ticket holders and their party should arrive at this booked time, but there is no set departure time

Car parking is available 250m away. Accessible parking is available by request - please ask on the booking form.

All visitors should familiarise themselves with, and adhere to the current Scottish Government guidelines on Covid19.

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About Marchmont Studios

Situated just 500m from Marchmont House, and set around the old stables courtyard that were completely restored in 2020, Marchmont Studios are normally only open by appointment, however on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th August all the artists have joined forces and are hosting an Open Studios.

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Above: by Charlie Poulsen in the Walled Garden on the an Outdoor Sculpture Tour

On the same day...

...why not join one of our Outdoor Sculpture Tours.

We are holding special tours on both days of the Open Studios weekend.

Limited to a maximum of 15 people, tours last around 60 minutes and include the recently renovated Walled Garden that is not normally open to the public. Our sculpture Collection has surely something for everyone, covering a period from the early 18th century to 2021, and including abstract work, classical figures to growing works and pieces inspired by the trees and landscape of the estate.

Tickets are £12.50 plus Eventbrite fee

To avoid disappointment tickets should be booked in advance, though a limited number may be available on the day. Ticket holders should arrive for the booked time, and they are very welcome to attend the Open Studios event after their tour, a separate ticket is not required.

...and for those yet to visit the house, we are holding a number of guided House Tours over the weekend, as well as a special guided Curator's Tour at 3pm on Saturday follwed by Deutz Champagne and canapés. Simply click on the links to book.

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Artists whose will be in attendance are as follows (click names for links)-:

The Marchmont Workshop

The Marchmont Workshop - Richard Platt & Sam Cooper

North Studio

Michelle de Bruin & Josephine Crossland

South Studio

Richard Goldsworthy

Upper Powerhouse

Gary Anderson

Lower Powerhouse

Annabel Wightman

The Old Squash Court

Theadora Ballantyne Way

Noel Griffin

The Tower

Zoe Irvine

Pernille Spence

The Common Room

Sarah Rhys

The Summerhouse

Kids Workshops with Georgie Faye

Around the Courtyard

Rowanbank Forest Circus performers

Makers Market

As well as our resident and visiting artists we have a Makers Market showcasing local makers and artists including: textiles by Arra Textiles (Lucy Macdonald), botanical artist Marianne Hazlewood, leather goods Roslyn Leather (Roslyn Whiting), millinery by Ginger & Teal, and pottery from Redbraes Pottery.

There are also a number of social enterprise stalls supported by the Marchmont Makers Foundation; QEST (Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust), ReTweed and Allanbank Arts who provide spaces and skills for everyone to access their creative abilities.

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Refreshments on site include:

Cactus Rose – plant based tacos

Bean n Gone – freshly ground coffee

Marchmont Kitchen – fresh filled baguettes

Marchmont Housekeeping - home baking stall (see pic above)

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