Follow the red dots to unearth artwork treasures

Lucy Gray in her Taynuilt studio Picture by Jenny Anderson NO_T31-LucyGray01

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Follow the Red Dots on the Artmap Argyll Open Studios map and unearth your own treasures in artist’s studios from Taynuilt in the north to beyond Campbeltown in the south, Tiree and Islay in the west and Furnace in the East.

Seduction by Lucy Gray.
Photograph: Jenny Anderson.

This year, 38 artists are opening their studios, plus there are seven venues with a selection of work, exhibitions and maybe refreshments.

Artmap Argyll’s Karen Beauchamp said: ‘The work you will discover gathers inspiration and materials from the coast and the luscious, wild and beautiful landscape, geology and atmosphere in this precious part of Scotland.

‘Drawing from the colours, the weather and ancient history, the artworks cover a broad spectrum of expertise, from abstract to realism, in stone, paint, ink, clay, glass, willow, photography, printmaking, wool, wood, textiles, precious metals and found objects, as well as beach-combing.

‘The journey between studios is an art experience in itself.’

Download the map from the website or pick up a printed Open Studio Guide available in a number of venues across Scotland.

The studios will be open from Saturday August 20 to Monday August 29. See the guide/website for the days individual studios will be open, from 10am to 5pm, on the specified days.

Caption: Lucy Gray in her Taynuilt studio.
Photograph: Jenny Anderson.