A regular feature at the Knitting & Stitching Show in Harrogate, this is the first time the Artists in Action Studio will appear at Alexandra Palace.

The concept is to show practicing artists at work, as though in their own studio, so visitors can catch a glimpse of the artists’ journey from initial idea through to resolved body of work. Each artist is given their own ‘studio space’ to display work-in-progress as well as finished pieces and the timetable reflects a range of creative disciplines such as fabric painting, dyeing, printing, fabric construction, mixed-media and stitch.

The artists, who may be in residence for one or more days, will be examining options, exploring ideas and working through processes. Inspiration could come from previously worked themes, from their own sketchbooks and source material, or even from other artists in the Studio and the materials provided. Programme in several visits to the Artists in Action Studio during your day and you will be able to observe the developments, as well as learning about
methods, materials and techniques. By displaying their personal working methods the artists hope to encourage a better understanding of the artistic flow, including those inevitable (but vitally important) rejected ideas, as the creative journey follows its twists and turns.


Artist In Action Timetable

Thursday 11th AM – Claire Bullock, Mary McIntosh, Alison Hulme
Thursday 11th PM – Jan Beaney, Jean Littlejohn, Alison Hulme

Friday 12th All day – Claire Bullock, Mary McIntosh, Jenny O’Leary

Saturday 13th All day – Amanda Hislop, Ruth Issett, Debbie Lyddon

Sunday 14th All day – Amanda Hislop, Simon Sonsino, Jenny O’Leary



Artists in Action is created in association with Art Van Go.

*Subject to change