11.00AM - 5.00PM
Venue: Pathfoot Building, University of Stirling
Forth Valley Open Studios highlights the work of nearly 150 artists at around 80 venues across Falkirk, Stirling, Clackmannanshire, Fife and West Lothian. The event kicks off with a free showcase exhibition at the University of Stirling, running from 25 May. The initial showcase exhibition will give art fans a great chance to see the Open Studios participants in one central venue. Then the artists involved will show off their work at small-scale exhibitions - in either their own homes or commercial studios or galleries. These displays will run from 8 June to 16, 2013.
Local painting, drawing, photography, printmaking, sculpture, glassware, textiles and other art forms will be on display. Admission to the exhibitions is free and work on display will be available to buy, with prices starting from as little as £5.
The full programme and a link to a downloadable Open Studios App (for iPhones and iPads) is available from www.forthvalleyopenstudios.com Printed brochures are also available from arts venues and local Co-op stores.
The University showcase will be complemented with a display by Dr. Alastair R. Ross, one of the UK’s leading figurative sculptors (www.arross.co.uk ). He will present a free lecture at the University between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. on 1 June. There will also be art workshops on the same day (a small charge is payable to take part in these). Full details are online at www.artcol.stir.ac.uk
The venue is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays to Fridays and from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at weekends.