We’re delighted to announce this year’s Open Weekend at Chisenhale Studios – a chance to see inside one of the most vibrant artist studios in Tower Hamlets, London.
Taking place over three days, forty studios will be open to the public to explore, chat with artists about their work and take part in various activities led by members.
The Open Weekend is free and all are welcome to attend, no booking required.
Friday 19th May, 6–9pm
Saturday 20th May, 2–6pm
Sunday 21st May, 2–6pm
In addition to the open studios, the following activities will also take place on the Saturday and Sunday:
All afternoon: Collage-making with Nadine Mahoney. Drop-in anytime, suitable for all ages. Studio 18
3pm: Ways with Watercolour. A 30 minute demonstration by Hilary Rosen in Studio 20.
4-5pm: Special guest percussion and oud performance with Laura Lilienthal (frame drum percussion) and Nozomi Nakabayashi (oud). This will take place in the ground floor Education Room with step-free access. Find out more information here.
All afternoon: Collage Making with Nadine Mahoney. Drop-in anytime, suitable for all ages.
: Exhibition of collaborative drawings created during Imaginarium workshops run by Merve Iseri. Takes place in the Education Room.
3pm: Ways with Watercolour. A 30 minute demonstration by Hilary Rosen.
3pm & 4.30 pm: Let the Water Speak – experimental activity with Richard Layzell on the ground floor canal side terrace. With two time options to join in, each lasting 20 minutes
A children’s art trail is available all weekend, with sketchbooks and pencils available. Please check-in at front reception to get started.
Please note that unfortunately studios are accessible by stairs only, however the events in the Education Room and terrace have step-free access from street level. There is on street parking for blue badge holders in front of the building. Parking is free to all on Sundays, otherwise there are pay parking bays scattered around the local streets.