Launching The Nightingale Project at Open Studios.


Tidying has begun in earnest. Hebden Bridge Open Studios is back! And I shall be opening from 11am – 5pm on July 9th, 10th and 11th.

88 artists are opening their studios to show you where they work and what they create! We so missed this last year – It’s great to be able to do it again. Have a look and see who’s open at the weekend. The website has lots of links and images now, so you can plan your own trail.

We had a delivery this week, from Henry Ling…

The company was recommended by a friend of my Mums, who designs artist’s books for exhibitions. He’d said “well, if she wants the very best, she should go to Henry Ling”. It’s been nerve wracking – selling a book I’ve not seen. But they are beautiful! Even better than I had hoped.

Many of the pre-orders have been packed up over the weekend. Daniel has been on book wraps. The twins have been on building the postcard packs…

Pre-orders for collection can either be picked up at Open Studios, or from Monday July 5th. Just email me and we can sort out a time this week

You can still pre-order The Nightingale Project ahead of the Open Studios launch on Friday 9th July. Pre-ordered copies will come signed and with a pack of 10 postcards (my favourite images from the book) as a thank you. Alternatively, my local and lovely Heart Gallery can also take your pre-order. Pop in and see Alison or Ness there before Friday…

The book officially goes on sale on Friday 9th July! Come and see it. 2022 Calendars have also been delivered this week, and I’ve been gilding and stitching this years batch of little printers proofs…

Things will have to be a little different this year – I’m sure you’ll understand. Obviously face masks / sanitiser / social distancing. Some of the studio groups have one way systems in place to keep you safe. Some people’s work space is small so they may have to limit numbers. For my part, I think 2 people (as well as me), or one bubble can come in at a time, so you may have to wait outside. I’ll put chairs in the courtyard and, if the weather is dry, I’ll put as much work outside as I can. We’re all double jabbed and will make it as safe as we possibly can. A couple of people have been in touch, worried about either having to queue or it being very busy. I can make a few appointments available on Friday and Saturday, after 5pm if you would prefer this. Just email me and let me know.

I hope you can come!

One thought on “Launching The Nightingale Project at Open Studios.

  1. This book is such an amazing thing of beauty! I keep picking it up again and again to read and look at the fabulous pictures! You have brought a lot of happiness to someone who has still to be in her own lockdown for the foreseeable future. Thank you so much!

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