Devon Open Studios 2019

 7th - 22nd September 

The natural beauty of Devon has always attracted and nurtured creativity in artists resulting in a vibrant studio practice. This September Devon Open Studios celebrates the flair and talent of the artists who live and work in Devon, connecting artists to enthusiasts in this free showcase for the arts. 

Usually these studios are open by appointment only so Devon Open Studios gives a rare opportunity to the visitor to get an intimate view into an artist’s domain, where ideas are conceived and come to life – and you might just discover a hidden gem?


With Torbay hosting the 2019 launch of the well loved South West art event, we've brought you the definitive guide to Devon Open Studios on the English Riviera.

Launch Event

With the kind support of Fleet Walk Torquay, Artizan Collective CIC are pleased to be bringing this year’s launch event to Torbay. Hosted on the Torquay high street, the launch venue will also be running a mixed taster show allowing visitors to see several artists’ work at a glance and then choose which studios they particularly wish to visit. 

At Artizan

For those who don’t have studio spaces available, galleries across Devon welcome artists to their venues to expand the offer of the annual event, and Artizan is pleased to take on this role for Torbay.

Artizan Gallery is delighted to be taking part once again in Devon Open Studios for a fifth year since opening, playing host to eight talented and diverse artists from Torbay. With a variety of contemporary 2D and 3D work on display this promises to be an exciting feature in the Artizan calendar as well as the Devon Open Studios 2019 programme.

The Studios

As well as Torbay's two gallery venues this year there are 6 wonderful studios to visit across Torquay, Paignton and Brixham.

Be sure to grab a guide from collection points across Torbay, or see below for individual venue locations!

Launch Venue and Taster Exhibition

 5th September 

The launch event will bring together Devon Open Studios participants, Bursary Winner and other Devon Artist Network Members showcasing a huge collection of what the Devon-wide event has to offer. If you would like to attend the official Devon Open Studios launch on Thursday 5th September, 18:00-20:00 at venue 118, it is essential that you RSVP. To do so you should contact Claire Binden on or via 07768 164560 by Friday 30th August

On Display


At Artizan Gallery

 Meet the Artists | 12th September 

Artizan Gallery is delighted to be supporting the Devon Open Studios once again in 2019 and will welcome 8 artists to their home venue on Lucius Street to exhibit across their whole space. Midway through this years event they'll be hosting a free to attend "Meet the Artists" evening which all are welcome to!

The Artists

Sandra Lissenden

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Janet Ventre

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Gesche Buecker

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Rose Elliott

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Chantal Ashwell

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Claire Meharg

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Roger Lissenden

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David Jones

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On Display