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Coburg House Art Studios in Edinburgh are opening their doors again for a Summer Open Studios exhibition...

With over 60 artists – painters, print makers, jewellers, textile designers, ceramicists and sculptors – under one roof the Coburg House Open Studio weekends have become a cultural highlight in the Edinburgh calendar. The next one happens at the start of August as part of the Edinburgh Fringe.

As well as being an exhibition space, Coburg House is a thriving hub of artists, designers and makers in the heart of Edinburgh’s Leith. This former granary has housed studios for over 10 years now and is home to a dynamic creative community with a well established reputation for excellence. Studio space is highly sought after and attracts a high calibre of creatives.

From award winning artists to the Red Bull trophy designer, instagram heroes to Etsy shop award finalists – the accolades are many  for the inhabitants of these studio spaces and the stories of these small dedicated business people an inspiration to hear – not to mention an inspiration to see so much work of such exceptional quality. And the beauty of these Open Studio events is that many of the artists will be on hand to chat with visitors, tell their stories and showcase their own work in their own environment.

Here are a few examples of their work:

Swallows

Sara Beevers is a painter and printmaker, she also teaches drawing at painting courses at Coburg studios. Recently she has been working in monoprints, depicting the freedom of swifts and swallows.



Tea Lautala Graham has been working as a textile designer for the last twelve years, designing prints and textiles for interiors and fashion. Her work combines hand drawings, print making and CAD techniques.



Myer Halliday is a ceramic artists whose current interests are in pattern and its application to different forms. Works are usually made of slipcase porcelain and parian.

Entry to the Open Studio exhibition is free and there is also a pop up café so you can spend the day there if you get absorbed!

The exhibition is open 6 - 9 pm on Friday 5th August, then 11am - 6 pm Saturday and Sunday, 6th and 7th. To find out more visit the Coburg House website.

Images - courtesy of the artists and Coburg House