See the landscape which inpires artwork

Rebecca Corner
Rebecca Corner
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Enjoy a weekend discovering art in some unique and beautiful spaces at the 2012 North Yorkshire Open Studios.

Visitors can look forward to an inspirational experience which combines seeing artwork within the environment it was created and the landscape which inspired it.

Rebecca Corner of Middlewood Willows is again participating and is opening her home where she works, in Fylingthorpe.

A willow artist/basket maker, Rebecca makes a varied range of sculptures, baskets and everything in between.

New products for this year include a series of cats in different poses, a javelin thrower and hares plus lots more at prices for all pockets.

Middlewood Willows is located at 14 Middlewood Lane, Fylingthorpe, Robin Hood’s Bay, , YO22 4UB. Rebecca can be contacted at and 01947 880865.

Also in Robin Hood’s Bay, Lynne Wixson professional artist is opening her studio at Station Road workshops. Lynne paints man-made structures that connect the land with the sea. She can be contacted at or 077596127581

The impact of the region’s stunning landscape, from the beauty of the Yorkshire Dales to the drama of the region’s coastline, can be tracked through the work of over 130 artists taking part. This is a great opportunity to seek out hidden gems and buy contemporary crafts, furniture, paintings, prints and sculpture directly from the artist.

Much of the adventure lies in tracking down the studios using the helpful event guide. Full details of all artists can be found on the website and a free studio guide can be sourced from organisers, Art Connections, on (01756) 748529 or email

This year there is also a superb events programme running alongside the main open studios programme, which includes workshops, secret tea parties and fascinating artists’ installations at a range of heritage sites.

Studios are open across two weekends in June, Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 June & Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 June, from 10.30am to 5.30pm.

Now in its eighth year, North Yorkshire Open Studios has developed a growing reputation as one of the most fascinating events in the county’s cultural calendar.  

North Yorkshire Open Studios is organised by Art Connections based in Gargrave, North Yorkshire.

Art Connections support professional artists by providing a range of information, advice, training and marketing support services. Running alongside the Open Studios is a programme of artist-led workshops, talks and other events right across the county of North Yorkshire.

Organiser Christine Keogh from Art Connections said: “Open Studios offers a unique opportunity for the public to meet individual artists in a diverse range of studios and settings, to gain an insight into how their work is produced, what inspires them and to buy high quality art and craft directly from them.”

Visit to find out more.