This year’s Open Studio is one of group celebration. It's a chance to look back over some of what Chapel Arts Studios (CAS) has achieved and an opportunity to see how and where it has grown.
Many projects will be on show. The Bureau of Exchange: a 4 week artist-led shop in Andover, complete with a March for Optimism; the ongoing transformation of a redundant Mobile Library into an Arts Bus; the developing Dissent project with a sister show The Laboratory of Dissent running at the Winchester Gallery for 5 weeks; and the latest Educational Residencies and Programmes.
This last year CAS has expanded, taking on board 18 associate artists and now is a chance to see their work, as well as some future projects and challenges they are undertaking.
On 21st August, Chapel Arts hosted a private view, to mark the event opening. The event was supported by the Leaders of Hampshire County Council and Test Valley Borough Council, Roy Perry and Ian Carr. The Mayor of Test Valley, Cllr Iris Anderson presented a cheque of £1,000 to the Chairman of Test Valley Arts Foundation, Yinnon Ezra MBE. This money was donated by Bryan Beggs and his wife Diana, authors of ‘The Churches of Test Valley’ which is sold in support of Test Valley Arts Foundation.