Art Gaucin Open Studios

Art Gaucin Centro Cultural "El Convento" © Michelle Chaplow
Art Gaucin Centro Cultural "El Convento" © Michelle Chaplow
Artist Sian Faber © Michelle Chaplow
Artist Sian Faber paints with vultures feathers, find out more in studio one.

Art Gaucin Open Studio

Art Gaucin - Open Studio dates 2024


Fri 24 May to Sun 26 May 2024

Fri 31 May to Sun 2 June 2024

Opening hours : 11.00 to 19.00 hrs

Art Gaucin Open Studios
The Art Gaucin Open Studios double weekends in and around Gaucin village have become a well-known fixture of the art scene in Andalucia, with exhibitions of work by several Spanish and foreign artists.

The well established project is now into its second decade, the Art Gaucin Open Studios event provides an opportunity to meet the artists, learn more about their work and techniques, and see and purchase their paintings, sculptures, prints, photographs and ceramics.

Alternative text Art Gaucin Centro Cultural "El Convento" © Michelle Chaplow
Alternative text Art Gaucin Centro Cultural "El Convento"

The Art Gaucin Open Studios take place over two long weekends, usually last in May and first in June. They showcase new work by Art Gaucin's member artists as well as by guest artists.

Art Gaucin has established a strong following both locally in Andalucia and overseas. Its long-established members include Jim Rattenbury, whose paintings and sculptures are in several private collections abroad, and Michael Roschlau, former Glasgow School of Art lecturer and artist whose works include lithographs, paintings and intricate clockwork wall sculptures.

Christine Spencer-Green inspired by nature, at home in her Gaucin Studio © Michelle Chaplow
Christine Spencer-Green inspired by nature, at home in her Gaucin Studio

Art Gaucin's roster of painters includes Joseba Sánchez Zabaleta, Ana Pellón, Nozomi Hatano, and Paddy Robinson, Sara Webb. The group includes photographers Chris Klees and Vivienne Whiffen as well as ceramicists and sculptors Juan Antonio Sangil, Silvia Franco.

The 2024 edition features 23 artists; ana pellón, anna mcgrane, catherine hunter, chris klees, christine spencer-green, ira goldberg, joseba sánchez zabaleta, jennifer waterhouse, jenny collins, jim rattenbury, juan antonio sangil, lesley riddihough, michael roschlau, nozomi hatano, paco vivar brinkmann, peter dover, raffaela zenoni, sara webb, sian faber, silvia franco, stephanie thompson, vivienne whiffen. The artists open the doors of their studios in the village as they do every year. A new member Peter Dover joins the team. The two guest artists are Elena Camacho and Bárbara Sunhy.

Download a map for the locations or pick up a printed copy at any of the studios.

Beautiful ceramics by Alicia Correcher  © Michelle Chaplow
Beautiful ceramics by Alicia Correcher

Previous editions of Art Gaucin Open studios took place from 26th to 28th May and from 2nd to 4th June 2023 and from 27th to 29th May and 3rd to 5th June 2022. In 2022 18 studios opened their doors to show the work of 21 artists. Art Gaucín had new additions such as Paco Vivar Brinkmann, Jenny Collins and Raffaela Zenoni. Marta Bernad was guest artist. The 2021 edition was officially cancelled although there were colective exhibitions by the many Art Gaucin team. The 2020 edition was cancelled due to the Coronavirus Pandemic.

The studio of Chris Klees © Michelle Chaplow
The studio of Chris Klees

 

Practical info

Arriving at Gaucin from Manilva on the coast by A-377 park your car at the entrance to the village and walk in to the village along Calle Convento. You will soon reach the first exhibition in the Town Hall on the left hand side or following the signs follow the track opposite down to a small car park where a handful of studios are located including Sian Faber's. A little further along Calle Convento on the right hand side is the old Convent now a cultural centre and exhibition centre. This is the heart of Art Gaucin and you can view some of works by all artists. This affords an excellent opportunity to plan your route around Art Gaucin.

About Gaucin village in the Serrania de Ronda

 

Art Gaucin Open Studio 2024 poster
Art Gaucin Open Studio 2024 poster

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