Artists open their doors this weekend

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Almost 40 artists and makers are throwing open the doors to their homes and studios in West Kirby, Hoylake and Thurstaston this weekend.

Wirral Open Studio Tour is now in its 12th year of celebrating visual arts, and will see a total of 60 artists and makers exhibiting in 34 venues across the peninsula.

Organisers say the tour gives visitors an exciting opportunity to access creative spaces not usually open to the public, chat to artists about their processes, and view their work in the environment in which it is created.

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

At each venue you’ll find the artist ready to welcome you and show you around, with much of the work on show for sale.

All studios are open from 10am-5pm on Saturday 11th June and Sunday 12th June, with some venues also open from 6pm-9pm on Friday 10th June.

The local artists and venues are:

Studio 5 – David Jones and Elaine Hackett
Wirral Country Park Visitors Centre, Station Road, Thurstaston, CH61 0HN
Parking at Wirral Country Park, Thurstaston (charges apply)

Studio 6 – Bill Fletcher and Helen Smith
69 Caldy Road, Caldy, CH48 2HX
The studio is directly opposite the turning for Croft Drive West

Studio 7 – Jeff Adams and Wendy Hyde
16 Boundary Road, West Kirby, CH48 1LF

Studio 8 – Amanda Oliphant
‘apo art’ Studio/Workshop, 156b Banks Road, West Kirby, CH48 0QB
(Entrance on Alexandra Road behind Hectors Sandwich Shop)

Studio 9 – Laura Weston
15 Church Road, West Kirby, CH48 0RL

Studio 10 – Dennis Spicer
18 Eaton Road, West Kirby, CH48 3HF

Jenny Dunlop/Jessica Slack – Studio 11
15 Park Road, West Kirby, CH48 4DN

Studio 12 – Jenny Bache/Lynne Oldham
19 Lang Lane, West Kirby, CH48 5BW (entrance on Grainger Avenue)

Studio 13 – Rachel Peters
7 Airlie Road, Hoylake, CH47 4AB

Studio 14 – Brian Newart
Montrose Court Hobbies Room, 1 Market Street, Hoylake, CH47 2AP

Studio 15 – Anna Clark/Clare Flinn – Studio 15
6 Grosvenor Road, Hoylake, CH47 3BS
(entrance to the studio is at 6 Charles Road)

Studio 16 – Alison Stringer, Nicky Perrin, Laura Gallego Barros, Rachel James and Jessie Evans Melrose Hall, Melrose Avenue, Hoylake, CH47 3BP

Studio 17 – Peter Macauley
Studio 2, 3 Wood Street, Hoylake, CH47 2DU

Studio 18 – Ling Warlow
Studio 3, 3 Wood Street, Hoylake, CH47 2DU

Studio 19 – Emma Dromgoole andSue Watson
Studio 4, 3 Wood Street, Hoylake, CH47 2DU

Studio 20 – Alison Butler,Beth Sheldrake and Jo Vickers
Chemist & Co Rudd Street Workshop, Hoylake, CH47 2DX
(on the corner of Rudd Street and Wood Street, next to 31 Rudd Street)

Studio 21 – Xitina Ferrés Zendrera
West Winds, 12A North Parade, Hoylake, CH47 2BB

Studio 22 – Istra Tonerand Okechukwu Ugonna
71 Alderley Road, Hoylake, CH47 2AU

Studio 23 – Chrissie Smith and Marianthi Lainas
21 Marmion Road, Hoylake, CH47 2DE

Studio 24 – Sue Meyerhoff Sharples
13 Avondale Road, Hoylake, CH47 3AR

Studio 25 – Joanne Frankel and Sue Boardman
1 Chapel Road, Hoylake, CH47 3AY

You can download a full tour guide at

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