Category Archives: Open Studios

Artspace members opening their studios to visitors

Quorn Open Studio

Saturday 14th and Sunday 16th May 2016

10am to 4pm

The artists’ studio, based at the Clearview Business Park, are preparing to open their doors to the publicover the weekend of 14th and 15th of May. If you have not visited before, here you will find an eclectic array of contemporary artworks as a sculptor, painter, photographer and silversmith can be found all under one roof.

Sculptor Nita Rao, painter Jo Sheppard, photographer Tony Thory and silversmith Susheel Rao will be showing their wares and whilst most of the works on show will be for sale, you are more than welcome to come simply to peruse and talk to the artists about their work.

Prices start from £2.50 for an original hand-made card. Limited edition prints start from £30, and as some works come ready framed, they are an ideal Christmas gift. If it’s an original you are after, you can find smaller pieces from £40, with much larger work also being available.

The studio is situated on Loughborough Road (by the traffic lights) in Quorn. Admission is free with doors open from 10am to 4pm. Refreshments will also be available. There is ample parking but please note that access is via stairs.

Loughborough Art Trail


The Loughborough art trail ‘Art This Way’ will be held over the weekend of 5th and 6th of July (from 11am to 6pm). 6 houses and gardens will be displaying the work of 20 artists and craftspeople in the Forest Road area of Loughborough.

It is a wonderful opportunity for people to see a variety of artwork and meet the artists, away from the traditional art gallery.  From well-known, established artists Helen Rhodes and Barry D Bulsara, and many others, there is something to suit all tastes and pockets. Three Artspace members will also be taking part- Nita Rao, Jo Sheppard and Anna Michalska.

There will also be three venues selling drinks and delicious homemade cakes – the proceeds of which will be going towards the Charnwood Scouts Japan World Scout Jamboree. Each scout needs to raise £3500 in order to take part on the trip.

Venues are 204 , 232 and 247 Forest Road, 8 and 33 Highfields Drive and 16 Shepherds Close and will be clearly signposted on the day. They are all within walking distance of each other.

This will be the third year of running the Art This Way art trail in Loughborough, last year saw around 300 people visit over the weekend and we raised over £300 for the Teenage Cancer Unit at Leicester Royal Infirmary.

Hope you can make it.


Clearview Open Studio Review

Spring Open Studio

Over the weekend of June 7th and 8th June, two Artspace members opened up their studio in the village of Quorn, Leicestershire. It proved to be a very successful event with over 200 visitors perusing the work of painter Jo Sheppard and sculptor/ceramist Nita Rao. Also exhibiting was guest silversmith Susheel Rao who had a collection of contemporary jewellery. If you would like to be notified of their next event, please join our mailing list.


‘Watering Hole’ by Jo Sheppard