Wirral Open Studios 2021: “Our doors are open again!”

Cancelled in 2020 due to COVID-19, the popular Wirral Open Studio Tour is set to return on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 September, 2021.

Now in its 11th year of celebrating visual arts across the peninsula, this free event will see around 70 artists and makers open the doors to their houses or studio spaces. The Tour gives visitors an exciting opportunity to talk first-hand to the artists and to view their work in the environment in which it is created, or to just enjoy wandering through the various studios to answer that eternal question ‘What do artists do all day?’.

There will be a hugely diverse selection of artworks on show, from original paintings, prints, glass and textiles to photography, sculpture, ceramics and jewellery.

Helen Smith, a glass artist and one of the Tour’s volunteer organisers says, “It’s been a tough year for many artists and self-employed creatives and we are really excited about the line-up for this year’s show, which is bursting with colour and creativity.”

Studios will be open from 10am-5pm on Saturday 11 September and Sunday 12 September.

You can download a tour brochure at wirralarts.com  or pick one up from a library, gallery, community centre, café or shop near you.

BirkenheadArtists
Amorini Antiques Centre , 1 Hamilton Street, Birkenhead. CH41 6DJ (Follow the signs on the roundabout.)Ken Burnley , Denise Dooley , Julie Evans
BromboroughArtists
19 Woodlea Close, Bromborough. CH62 6DLSusan Myers , Clare Shaughnessy
CaldyArtists
69 Caldy Road, Caldy. CH48 2HX (The studio is directly opposite the turning for Croft Drive West.)Helen Smith , Bill Fletcher
HeswallArtists
24 Radnor Avenue, Heswall. CH60 7STJo Burton
Blue Moon Gallery , 182 Telegraph Rd, Heswall. CH60 0AJAnn Lewis , Jimbo , Margi Adams , Rachel James
The Barn, Pye Road, Heswall. CH60 0DBClare Watson , Jude Gill
14 Seabank Rd, Lower Heswall. CH60 4SWLinda Edward , Julie Campbell
HoylakeArtists
The Parade Community Centre , 31 Hoyle Road, Hoylake. CH47 3AGJane Gordon , Mo Chalk
Rudd Street Workshop, Hoylake. CH47 2DX (On the corner of Rudd Street and Wood Street, next to 31 Rudd Street.)Alison Butler , Beth Sheldrake , Jo Vickers , Lesley Weyman , Pam Pauling , Simon Purcell
Studio 3, 3 Wood Street, Hoylake. CH47 2DULing Warlow
13 Avondale Road, Hoylake. CH47 3ARSue Meyerhoff-Sharples
21 Marmion Road, Hoylake. CH47 2DEMarianthi Lainas , Anjo Designs
71 Alderley Road, Hoylake. CH47 2AUOke Ugonna
54 Alderley Road, Hoylake. CH47 2BA (Entrance at side through garage door on Grove Place.)Berno Smit
West Winds, 12A North Parade, Hoylake. CH47 2BBXitina Ferrés Zendrera
Montrose Court Hobbies Room, Market Street, Hoylake. CH47 2APBrian Ewart
7 Airlie Road, Hoylake. CH47 4ABRachel Peters
LedshamArtists
The Sandpiper Studio , Badgers Rake Lane, Ledsham. CH66 8PFJulie McLean
MeolsArtists
22 Cleveley Road, Meols. CH47 8XPBarbara Meynell , Chrissie Smith
29 Forest Road, Meols. CH47 6ASGraham Thew
New Brighton & WallaseyArtists
2 Westmoreland Road, New Brighton. CH45 1HUBreda Whyte , Angela Byrne
3 Zig Zag Road, Wallasey. CH45 7NYJanine Pinion , Marcus Leon Drummond
OxtonArtists
30 Templemore Road, Oxton. CH43 2HBLynda Roberts , Gill Curry
1 Kylemore Road, Oxton. CH43 2HASlip & Tickle Ceramics
Kent Street Studio, Kent Cottage, Kent Street, Oxton. CH43 6TXCarol Emmas
Williamson Art Gallery , Slatey Road, Birkenhead. CH43 4UE (Opening hours: 10:30am – 5pm both days.)David Jones , Karen Lawrence , LiWei Chen , Landlines
ParkgateArtists
Longmeadow, Wood Lane, Parkgate. CH64 6QZ
(Please enter Wood Lane from Earle Drive. Plenty of parking.)
Louise Flood , Pamela Stokes
UptonArtists
57 Elm Avenue, Upton. CH49 4NPScott McNally
West KirbyArtists
5 Lingdale Road, West Kirby. CH48 5DGJo Smith , Elaine Hackett , Fiona Hardman , Helen Brown (HeB Designs)
19, Lang Lane, West Kirby. CH48 5BW (Entrance on Grainger Avenue.)Jenny Bache , Gaynor Davies , Mark Reeves
West Kirby Arts Centre , 29 Brookfield Gardens, West Kirby. CH48 4EL (Open Saturday 12-5 / Sun 10-4.
No on-street parking on Brookfield Gardens.)
Istra Toner , Julie Lawrence
4 Princes Avenue, West Kirby. CH48 7HJRae Howard
15 Park Road, West Kirby. CH48 4DNJenny Dunlop , Jessica Slack
15 Church Road, West Kirby. CH48 0RLLaura Weston
‘apo art’ Studio/Workshop, 156b Banks Road, West Kirby. CH48 0QB (Entrance on Alexandra Road, behind
Hector’s sandwich shop)
Amanda Oliphant
16 Boundary Road, West Kirby. CH48 1LFJeff Adams
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