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Gedling artists hosting open studios event

Six Gedling artists are hosting an open studios event to share their work with the community.

The group wants to show the different art forms created in the area.

The artists are hosting the event in Westdale Lane Community Centre, Mapperley on Saturday (May 20) between 11am and 4pm.

One of the members of the group, Sarah Sewell, started sewing 13 years ago on a beginner course and is now the sole trader of her free machine embroidery company.

The 55-year-old owner of Wildgoose Designs said: “People think art consists of someone sitting in a room in front of a canvas but it’s so much more than that.

“We have been together for 10 years and want to make art more accessible to the public.”

Gedling artist Sarah Sewell creating a new work

The free-entry open studio will be having three guest artists: Amanda Jew, Faye Maguire and Sasha Niamat.

The creators will be setting up stools and giving the public the opportunity to buy the artwork.

They will also teach workshops and the event will feature a pop-up café.

The group also benefited from a small amount of funding from the council and hopes to see as many people as possible.

Sewell said: “Art is beneficial for mental health. It’s nice to create something, to lose yourself in it.

“Art is a mindful thing, and it is really relaxing.”

The other artists taking part are Dawn Feeney, Sandy Bywater, Jane Marrows, Faye Baines, Christine Oakley, Twisting Silver Jewellery.

For more information click here.