Open studios event has 200 artists and makers

Organisers have revealed the names of more than 200 artists and makers who will be taking part in this year’s nine-day Perthshire Open Studios (POS) event. 

More than 140 studios, taster exhibitions and the chance to meet artists in interesting buildings as part of Doors Open Days

There will be two showcase exhibitions where visitors can see examples of work by many of the participants and pick up a brochure to plan which studios to visit. There will also be photography by featured artist, the award-winning Simon Jauncey.

Glenys Andrews, Perthshire Open Studios president, said: ‘This year we will be welcoming visitors to enjoy the work of around 200 artists and makers in 141 studios all across beautiful Perthshire and Kinross-shire.

‘It’s a chance to meet amazingly creative people, some who are taking part for the first time and others who have been opening their studios since the first event back in 2008.

‘Wherever you go you can be assured of a warm welcome as well as having the opportunity to see and purchase original works from the artists who created them.

‘We also have an exciting partnership with Perth and Kinross Heritage Trust to have artists and makers based in some of the region’s most intriguing buildings as part of Doors Open Days. This is a way of celebrating the synergy between art and architecture and highlighting the history of our area.’

Daniel Postma, DOD Coordinator, said: ‘We are delighted to be hosting POS artists in this year of Arts & Entertainment at several of our best venues in Perth and throughout the shire.

‘This year’s theme is echoed in many other venues across Perth and Kinross, be it their events or exhibited work from other artists, past and current, or the craftsmanship displayed in their buildings’ vernacular and architectural design.’

The artists and craft makers will be displaying paintings, jewellery, photography, ceramics and much more, in a huge variety of studios, homes, workshops, galleries, halls and churches between 7 and 15 September.

The newly published POS brochure, and the website, provides full details of all those taking part in the 12th annual event (see the directory at It also suggests eight colour coded routes to help visitors explore different areas.