OPEN STUDIOS 2017 – putting the artists of Wood Green on the map! Unbelievably this year was the 21st Chocolate Factory N22 Open Studios and it was part of the first Love Wood Green Festival!
The map shows 3 studio buildings Chocolate Factory 1, 2 and 3 where over 100 artists opened their doors over the weekend of 22-24 September 2017. There were also exhibitions of Fatima’s Journey Location Stills (Afghanistan) by Yousaf Ali Khan at Karamel, and abstract paintings by Joanna Wilkinson at The Green Rooms in Station Road, Wood Green N22.
The studios in Chocolate Factory 1-3 are home to painters, print-makers, photographers, designer-maker, jewellers, sculptors and ceramists. So, whether you are looking to liven-up your wardrobe or your living space, you need to check out the talent in Wood Green. Our next open event is the Winter Arts Market on 2-3 December 2017. Escape from the cold and come along to see more of the artists’ work. FREE ENTRY
Collage Arts, the promoter of the N22 Open Studios and Love Wood Green Festival, has been at the cornerstone of the Wood Green Cultural Quarter for over 30 years. During this time they have created opportunities for thousands or creative people to get established. The latest programmes show how diversity has been indelible etched on the ethos.
Making Creativity Work supports young people with a passion for fashion. Create Your Future is working with a group of Kurdish, Turkish, Iraqi and African-Caribbean women to turn their textile and making skills into enterprises. You can see what they have produced at the Winter Arts Market.
Our Young People have started to create the set for our spectacular Great Gatsby Christmas Party – you will not want to miss that. Our inclusive programs are central to making Wood Green work for everyone.
Made @ The Chocolate Factory – On the first Saturday of each month (7 October, 4 November and 2 December) we will be showcasing the best crafts, gifts and artworks made @ the Chocolate Factory. Join us in the Long Lounge, Karamel, 4 Coburg Road from 11-3 pm. For more information and to preview the artists work, visit www.n22openstudios.com