Ealing To Celebrate Its Artists
Open studios weekends planned for September
A new creative trail is being planned for Ealing and an appeal has gone out for more artists and sponsors to get involved.
Ealing has long been associated with creativity, music and art. The acclaimed painter Kitaj, taught at the Ealing Art College (previously known as Ealing Technical College & School of Art) as did Frank Auerbach who currently has an exhibition at Tate Modern.
Famous students of times gone-by included; Freddie Mercury (Queen), Ronnie Wood (Rolling Stones), Pete Townshend (The Who), Roger Ruskin Spear (Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band). Another famous student, Alan Lee, won an Oscar for design work on the film Lord Of The Rings.
The creativity continues to flourish and BEAT, the Borough of Ealing Art Trail is a new open studios venture being organized by a group of local artists. This September about 60 of them will open their doors to welcome the public.
(Mosaic fish by Kitty Hartnel )
For visitors there will be maps and brochures to help them find their way. They’ll have the opportunity to come and meet the artists, to browse, or buy, but most of all to have a brilliant time.
(Yew Box by Sue Rawley)
Organisers say they hope to give more updates in Ealing Today and their website is expected to be up and running soon.
Similar art trails and open studio weekends have been running in other London boroughs and across the country, and now it's Ealing's turn to showcase the huge array of diverse and exciting artistic talent.
Although about sixty local artists are keen to take part in the new BEAT art trail, more are still needed. All levels and mediums are included : paint, print , ceramics, textiles, sculpture, jewellery, mosaics, glass, metal, photography, video.
If you’d like to take part, please get in touch. Beat is a non profit making organization and if any business or organization can sponsor the art trail please email Naomi Healy for more details.
The art trail is scheduled for two weekends September 9-11th and 16-18th.
3rd February 2016