It is time for ARThouse 2011, Richmond’s annual Open Studios Festival.

Residents and visitors get the chance to experience the abundance of creative talent living and working in the borough. Over the two weekends between 10-19 June artists and creative craftspeople will open their homes and studios to exhibit their work in their own unique environment. Last year’s festival involved over 150 artists who exhibited their current creations and project in their homes, studios, community centres and schools.

The event provides a wonderful opportunity to meet some of the area’s finest creative people, pick up creative advice from artists, and even buy original pieces.

Admission to all open studio venues is free.

Unless otherwise stated venues open: Fri 6-9pm, Sat/Sun 11am-6pm

Stepping On Out


Open: Sun 12, Wed 15, Fri 17

Collages, paintings and drawings produced by adults with learning difficulties.

Artists exhibiting: Anita Crofts, Caroline Ellis, Julia Essam, John Harrison, John Bosher, Chris Wallis, Susan Cole, Pippa Lloyd, Sam Fox.

  • Access Fri and Sat only

Whetton & Grosch Studios


Open: Fri 10, Sat 11, Sun 12, Sat 18, Sun 19

Work with a background in museums and film.

Artists exhibiting: Karen Grosch, David Whetton, Richard Eastwood, David James, Chris Edwards, Tim Wright, Naomi James, Yuki Aruga

Stephen King


Open: Fri 10, Sat 11. Sun 12, Fri 17, Sat 18, Sun 19

Through the medium of paint the very small and very big are unified, thus the quantum and Newtonian worlds are reconciled.

Henck Röling


Open: Fri 10, Sat 11, Sun 12, Fri 17, Sat 18, Sun 19

Paintings in acrylic on canvas. Subjects floral and life model, watercolours, line drawings. Colour and contrast are two very strong themes in the work.

Ian Sidaway RI


Open: Sun 12, Sun 19

Watercolour and oils dealing with landscape.

David Dalley


Open: Fri 10, Sat 11, Sun 12, Fri 17, Sat 18, Sun 19

Watercolour paintings of coastal erosion from Covehithe to Pakefield, Suffolk and other landscapes.

Julie Simpson


Open: Fri 17, Sat 18, Sun 19

Studies of the human form, both sculpted using several different clays and finishes, and drawn.

Heatham House


Open: Sat 11, Sun 12, Sat 18, Sun 19

Many media and live aerosol art. Claire Rye, SkyHigh, Tom Webb, Simon Taylor, Teaser, Ders, Ebee, Tom Pearce, Sterling, C Kakoullis, Arron Alderson, Phed, Tom Scott, Don, Peter John Ayersome Park.

Eel Pie Artists


Open: Sat 11, Sun 12, Sat 18, Sun 19

Ceramics, glass, jewellery, mosaic, painting, printing, cartoonists.

Artists exhibiting: Gina Elsworthy, Judith Rowe, Malindi O’Rorke, Delyth Jones, Nicky O’Connor, Nicola Ransom, Sabrina Cant, Sarah Hubacher, Sarah Preece, Sheba and Simon Cassini, Sue Knight, Vicky Steane, Wendy Mackenzie, Myra Fulford.

Patricia Burbidge


Open: Sat 11, Sun 12, Sat 18, Sun 19

Impressionistic oil and watercolour paintings that capture light and mood.

Sue Rawley


Open: Sat 11, Sun 12, Sat 18, Sun 19

Pewter repousse mirrors boxes books and panelling embellished with semi-precious stones and crystals.

Commissions taken.

Sally Stiff


Open: Fri 10, Sat 11, Sun 12, Fri 17, Sat 18, Sun 19

Water colours of landscapes and cities from travels in Europe and the Middle East.

Kate Holliday


  • 30 Ailsa Road, Twickenham, TW1 1QW (Part access)
  • 020 8892 5240

Open: Fri 10, Sat 11, Sun 12, Sun 19

Functional and decorative ceramics.

Shirley Cooper Jackson


Open: Fri 10, Sat 11, Sun 12, Fri 17, Sat 18, Sun 19

Paintings in oil and acrylics, local scenes and portraits.


Christine Byron


Open: Fri 10, Sat 11, Fri 17, Sat 18

NB Shop opening times: Mon-Fri 9.30-5.30, Sat 9.30 – 5.00

Paintings, drawings, prints and cards.

Silvina Soria


Open: Friday 10th & 17th from 6 to 9 pm, Saturday 11th & 18th from 11 am to 6 pm, Sunday 12th & 19th from 11 am to 6 pm

Unique handmade silver jewellery with a sculptural concept.