29th March 2016
York Open Studios 2016 profiles the work of two final year BA (Hons) Contemporary 3D Crafts students from York College, Rosemary Griffiths and Steve Campbell. Their art work will be exhibited in the Briar House Resources Club Chambers in Museum Street.
Rosemary makes hand crafted jewellery and decorative objects inspired by design history, in particular Anglo-Saxon and Viking jewellery, all created with a contemporary twist. Whereas Steve’s work is unique, Jurassic, anarchic and modern, using by-products to represent old styles, but exploring modern methods to create new and exciting modern craft.
York Open Studios is an established annual event in Yorkshire’s cultural calendar showcasing a selected group of professional local artists who open their studios, homes and exhibition spaces to the public. Out of the 99 artists featured in this year’s event, 15 of them study (or have studied), work (or have worked) at York College.
Says Rob Baxter, Head of Division for Art & Design at York College: “York Open Studios is an impressive showcase for the artistic talent that exists in the city. It is particularly inspiring to see a good proportion of the work exhibited has been nurtured by the College’s Art & Design Division.”
York Open Studios takes place over two weekends; 15th/17th April and 23rd/24th April. Information detailing participating artists, locations and opening times is available from the York Open Studios website: www.yorkopenstudios.co.uk