Artists Sharon Perris and Valentina Tikhonova introduce INSPIRE 2019 at the Willis Museum in Basingstoke (RG21 7QD). The exhibition opened on 13 April in anticipation of this years’s Open Studios (4 – 27 May). The exhibition is open 10am-5pm Tuesday – Friday (closed on Good Friday, 19 April) and 10am – 4pm Saturdays until 25 May.


Open Studios 2019 – North Hampshire Trails

Open Studios 2019 West Berkshire and North Hampshire has officially been launched, in anticipation of the start date on 4 May. The main Open Studios Website is up and running, packed with information, and the printed directories are available to pick up from key locations around the area.

This year, there are over 30 artists in North Hampshire alone.  We’ve split the region into four trails and identified the “key dates” for each trail. Of course, each studio has its own opening dates, as listed in the Directory.

Printed leaflets are available describing the trails in more detail:

  • Woolton Hill and beyond Trail
  • Headley, Kingsclere and Burghclere and
    A339 Trails (one leaflet covers both trails)
  • Basingstoke Trail

Click here to download digital versions of these trail leaflets.

Studio Visits by Appointment

Open Studios may be over, but you can still access some of the wonderful art in the area that the event brings to the fore.

The following artists offer studio visits by appointment or via some other arrangement. Please click on the artist’s name for further information, including contact details.

Erica Adams

Jo Arkell

Lesley Atkinson

Amanda Bates

Susan Line

Yvonne de Savigny

Katy Stevens

Carolyn Towers-Wood

Sally Courage, Teresa Munn, and Moya Tosh continue to exhibit together as Ceramic Art Whitway at Red Steps Gallery, which is open every Wednesday this year up to and including Dec 19th. Hours 11am to 4pm. Other times by appointment.


Final weekend

The 30th year of Open Studios West Berkshire and North Hampshire is drawing to a close. Many artists have finished, but there are still lots of studios open on this final weekend.

Studios and exhibitions open in North Hampshire on Saturday 02 June
Studios and exhibitions open in North Hampshire on Sunday 03 June

The flagship exhibition, INSIGHT, at Arlington Arts is also still open, and is well worth a visit.

Many of our artists will be happy to open by appointment throughout the year and can be contacted as noted in the directory. Some will be paricipating in Hampshire Open Studios, which runs from 18 – 27 August 2018. And our area exhibition, INSPIRE at the Willis Museum, remains open until 23 June.

2018 Exhibitions

Exhibitions in North Hampshire


The main Open Studios exhibition, INSIGHT, is at Arlington Arts, north of Newbury (on the Mary Hare school site, near Snelsmore Common). This showcase exhibition, which features work by every artist who is opening their studio, has previously been held at New Greenham Arts on the Greenham Business Park. This year, however, is a year of transition: the old New Greenham Arts building has been demolished and a new arts centre, The Base, is to be built on the Business Park, with completion anticipated by the end of 2018.

Other Exhibitions


Greenham Business Park, just over the county border in West Berkshire, is host to two exhibitions:

North Hampshire Studio Clusters

North Hampshire has a relatively low population density, so it’s not surprising that there is often a fair few miles between studios. Sometimes, however, you get clusters of studios centred on a village or that form a natural route. This is a list of all of the studios open for OS WBNH 2018, arranged east to west, showing clusters.

Numbers are the studio numbers as allocated in the Open Studios directory. Links lead to the online directory entry.

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43 Jo Arkell, Andover

51 Carolyn Towers Wood, Highclere
52 Erica Adams, Woolton Hill
53 Rookery Farm, Woolton Hill
54 Susan Line, Woolton Hill

71-75 A cluster of West Berkshire studios (Wash Water, Wash Common) lies to the north of Woolton Hill.

46 Artists at Adbury Holt, Newtown
48 Exhibition at Sandham Memorial Chapel, Burghclere
49 Red Steps Studio, Whitway
50 Paul Harvey, Old Burghclere

40 Folly Farm Studios, A339 Basingstoke to Kingsclere
41 Yvonne de Savigny, Kingsclere
42 Amanda Bates, Kingsclere
76 Jane Skingley, Jenna Burlingham Fine Art, Kingsclere
44 Artists at Headley Shop, Headley

45, 47 Greenham Business Park, where there are two exhibitions, is just over the county border from Headley.

38 Dorothy Collard, Oakley
39 Exhibition at the Willis Museum, Basingstoke

36 Tadley Studios, Tadley
37 Katy Stevens, Tadley

29 Christine Sharp, Bramshill near Hook