Open studios is a great way to see artists in their own studio space and to have the opportunity to discuss with them details about their work, their techniques and motivations. The artists are always very happy to share with anyone interested in their work and for the festival they invite you to visit them. This is not something you can easily do normally so we encourage you to take this opportunity.


Charles Rodwell - Painter

Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th October: 2.00 – 5.00pm - or at other times by appointment

Visitors are welcome to visit this studio at Charlcutt just outside Calne. A large selection of paintings and drawings spanning 30 years can be seen, work ranges from large figure compositions based on travels abroad to small local landscape studies. Sketch books, watercolours and finished oil paintings can be viewed in a working studio environment.

Leaseview Cottage, Charlcutt, Calne, SN11 9HH
T: 01249 740406


Lydia Graham – Artist

Saturday 6th October 12.00 noon – 4.00pm

Lydia’s miniature world

Lydia, a local, highly innovative and prize-winning artist, will be displaying and talking about her latest piece of work – a miniature art gallery. Some of the miniature paintings are all the work of local artists. The building opens up to reveal in the lower gallery an exhibition of female portraits and in the upper gallery a collection of Grayson Perry vases. In one of the upper rooms is an art studio; in the other a music room with the instruments set up for a performance with pictures of well-known musicians on display.

Committee Room – Marden House.


Jenie MacGregor - Painter

Saturday 6th & 13th and Sunday 7th & 14th October, 2.00pm – 5.00pm

Jennie paints in oils in a variety of styles that have evolved over many years. Her love of the Wiltshire countryside combined with her gardener's eye for colour has inspired her striking more recent work.

Manor Farm House, Heddington, Calne SN11 0P
Tel: 01380850319
Email: jeniemacgregor@gmail.com


St. Mary’s School – Art Department

Saturday 13th October 7.00pm - 8.00pm

Recitals of original poetry and prose with an exhibition of student’s original artwork.
RSVP by Friday 12th October to: art@stmaryscalne.org


David & Yvonne Auld – Painters and Textile Artist

Saturday 6th and 13th and Sunday 7th and 14th October 11.00am – 5.00pm

David specialises in buildings and landscapes, mostly in watercolour but also in acrylic and mixed media. Yvonne produces beautiful work on silk, including floral and more abstract compositions  plus a range of works in oil, acrylic, watercolour and mixed media.

Homelea, Church Road, Derry Hill, Calne SN11 9NR
Tel: 01249 814439           
Email: auldart@hotmail.com


Bowood Carving and Woodworking Club

Saturday 14th October 10.00am – 4.00pm

You are very welcome to come and meet us and see a selection of our work at the open day. Throughout the year our workshop operates on two evenings and one day during the week plus Saturday mornings. We have a selection of tools for use by beginners and whilst not having formal classes we do offer guidance and help to aspiring carvers and woodworkers.

Behind the Lansdowne Arms, Derry Hill, SN11 9NS