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A man chats on his phone beside a painting on a wall in Portobello Road, west London
A man chats on his phone beside a painting on a wall in Portobello Road,

Hidden gems: Visit an artist at home and you could discover another Banksy

The formula is straightforward and simple. Assemble an assorted mix of talented and hospitable artists in different media willing to throw their doors open to complete strangers and you have the Artists at Home show now in its 40th year.

This year 52 pop-up exhibitions await you across Chiswick, Hammersmith and Shepherd’s Bush comprising 68 artists delighted to welcome you to their houses, studios and flats, to view paintings, glass-making, ceramics, printmaking, sculpture, photographs, textiles, and jewellery. This year for the first time every studio will be open on the Friday evening’s first show date.

There is a Map to help you plan your visits to the artists that appeal to you. A tip from the organisers: “Don’t forget the houses that seem a bit isolated – they are always worth the extra travel!”

What is AAH?
Artists at Home is an annual open studios scheme held over 3 days in mid-June. AAH is run on a voluntary basis by the artists themselves. It began with just a few artists over 40 years ago, making it one of the first of its kind, and has continued to grow ever since.

Any serious practitioner in the fine or applied arts living/working in the defined area may apply to join. The disciplines considered are painting, sculpture, ceramics, textile design, photography, print-making or jewellery but this list is not exhaustive. Work shown must have been produced by the artist; mass-produced objects and work by artists not in AAH are not acceptable.

Artists At Home, 19 – 21 June 2015

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