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Ouseburn Open Studios 2019


The Ouseburn Valley has a well-earned reputation as being Newcastle's cultural hub. Twice a year, once in Spring and once in Winter, the Ouseburn Open Studios sees venues open their doors, offering a unique chance to come and glimpse into the working world of over 100 local artists and designer-makers. 

Running for more than 20 years, Ouseburn Open Studios takes place in March and November every year and is a chance for the public to meet local makers, buy or commission work directly from artists, and go behind the scenes.

Dates to be confirmed for winter 2019, see below details from Spring Ouseburn Open Studios 2019 to give you an idea of the types of activities you can look forward to: 

 36 Lime Street |

Artists, designers, makers and musicians will be opening their spaces over all five. Levels of our beautiful listed building at the heart of the Ouseburn. Award winning composer Steve Luck will be performing some of his solo piano compositions every half hour throughout both days of the Open Studios event on level 2. Help us maintain this amazing building with an original Hole Editions letterpress print raffle ticket.  Prize raffle drawn at 5pm on Sunday 24th March

The Biscuit Factory |

Explore The Biscuit Factory's exciting new spring show, headlined by portrait artist Peter Hallam.

Featuring new artwork from more than 250 artists - our new exhibition encompasses a contemporary mix of paintings, prints, ceramics, sculpture, glass and one of the largest collections of handmade jewellery in the city. Pop down and have a look around the newest addition to the Biscuit Family, The B.Box Studios, our most eclectic space yet!

Jim Edwards |

Spring is on its way, and what better way to shake off the winter gloom than viewing new, colourful paintings that capture the warmth of the coming season. This Spring Open Studios is the perfect opportunity to buy original paintings, drawings, limited edition prints and greetings cards, directly from the artist.  Come and meet Jim in his creative workspace, he'll be on hand to talk about his working practice, from the initial thumbnail sketch, to the finished painting.

Mushroom Works |

(Saturday & Sunday 11am - 4pm) Mushroom Works will once again open its doors and invite visitors to chat to our friendly artists and designers in their studios. You will be able to discuss the passions that influence their work and see their creative processes first hand. Formerly a Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Mushroom Works is now home to a range of creative practitioners including furniture, painting, jewellery, textiles and illustration. Ample free parking is available right outside the gallery and our cafe will be open throughout the weekend’s activities serving a variety of refreshments.

Northern Print |

Spring is a time of renewal and at Northern Print you’ll find plenty of fresh ideas to brighten your home and spark your creativity. View Northern Print's current exhibition Rattlebag, an assortment of prints measuring 20x20cm by northern print’s studio artists and printmakers from around the world (all proceeds go towards supporting Northern Print’s charitable activities) If you are wishing to make a more substantial, considered purchase you can pay in 10 affordable interest free monthly installments using the Arts Council England supported Own Art scheme, just remember to bring proof of address and signature!

Opening Times

Check back for dates in 2019 (23 Mar 2019 - 30 Nov 2019)

* Spring Ouseburn Open Studios is typically in March and Winter Open Studio usually takes place at the end of November each year.

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Free admission



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