Kingsgate Workshops Winter Show/ 1-4 December 2016

Earlier this year, the 75 artists and makers who inhabit Kingsgate Workshops’ unique and enchanting Victorian warehouse held their annual Open Studios. It was so successful they’ve opted for a festive edition – this time it’s all about the presents.

There’ll be beautiful handmade unique gifts available and ceramic decorations.

Explore Christmas decorations with a twist by Naori Priestly

Interspersed between the studios, themselves nooks and crannies filled with the fascinating flotsam and jetsam of artistic life, will be interventions and installations by artist and Kingsgate Studio Holder Naori Priestly. The building will transform into a luxury winter grotto with an enchanted forest feel, and as with all Naori’s work, a slightly eerie twist.

Private View

Join us on Thursday evening for our grand opening, with festive appetisers in our magical fairy-lit courtyard.

Late Night Shopping

We’re opening late on Friday. Pop down after work and get cracking on your Christmas shopping, with decorations, gifts, stocking fillers, Christmas cards and invites all in one place.

Open Studios Weekend 25th and 26th June 2016

Kingsgate Workshops is opening up again this year for one weekend only, welcoming the local community in to meet its artists and makers.

The inhabitants of the studios, ranging from film makers, illustrators, painters and ceramicists, through to glass artists, jewellers, sculptors, and even a wedding dress designer, open their doors to give the public a glimpse of their somewhat mysterious world.  

The Victorian warehouse building which houses the artists and makers isn't open generally to the public. However, behind its imposing façade over 75 artists and makers are coming to work every day, making it one of the largest centres of employment in the area.
The product of all that creativity will also be for sale here, and buying directly from the maker means you support creatively directly at the source. 

We look forward to see you all on 25th and 26th June from 12 - 6pm at Open Studios Weekend!