Every year in June, artists and craftspeople across south east England open their doors to the public. It is a unique opportunity to meet, talk to and see them at work as part of the South East Open Studios event.
The next event will take place in June 2015, exact dates to be confirmed.

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The SEOS Event took place on 6th - 22nd June 2014 with 298 artists and craftspeople taking part. A wide range of work was on show from traditional oil and watercolours to ceramics, textiles and fine metalwork. As usual, the event was free to the public and a full colour guide was published and distributed throughout the SEOS area in May. It included a description of each artist's work with contact details, travel directions and maps. The guide is still available as a flip book and in PDF format on the downloads page. The next event will take place in June 2015, exact dates to be confirmed.

We are always interested to hear from artists who would like to join us. If you would like to participate next year or want to know more, please click on How to Join or contact us.

SEOS Updates
SEOS ARTIST PHOTO COMPETITION - please do NOT send images of your work. Photos need to be of you demonstrating or visitors in your studio. Committee members are not eligible to enter but ACOs can.
Showing work alongside other SEOS members in Society of Women Artists 153rd Annual Exhibition at Mall Galleries, The Mall London. 26 June-5 July
My seaside Studio and Garden will be open on Friday 4th and Saturday 5th July from 2-5pm. Also on Sunday 6th as part of the St Leonards Church Garden Safari to raise money for Water Aid. Donations requested for the charity and a 20% of sales will be
The fantastic postcard exhibition Postart at the Horsebridge, Whitstable continues until 28th June, so still time to catch the show:
I will be creating large mono prints during Open Studios in readiness of my showing at SEEArt Fair in Tunbridge Wells in June. Information about the prints can be found on
I am having an exhibition at the blackShed gallery near Robertsbridge from 14 June to 26 July. I am also artist in residence at the Waterloo Festival at St Johns Church in London.
Busy getting ready for open studios
See my painting 'Evening Sun on Tonbridge Pool' selected for Kaleidoscope Gallery, Sevenoaks, SEOS Open Exhibition from 5- 22 June
Clearance Sale at my Open Studios in Dernier Road. Up to 75% off paintings and drawings to make way for new work! Currently creating exciting new monoprints!
See my painting '3 Dogs' selected for Portelli Room, Gorgeous George, Pavilion Shopping Centre, Tonbridge, SEOS Open Exhibition now til 22 June
On 22 May this year I won the prestigious award of The Alex and Patricia Neish Award for Design and Collectability at Pewter Live 2014 The Worshipful Company of Pewterers.
I am guest artist at Tenterden Gallery until 11th May I am also doing silkscreen classes in my studio . Please check www.suebattartwork for details Hazlitt Theatre Maidstone is offering classes please check out their website
Very proud to have work selected for Mayfest Notting Hill
I'm running a 3 colour monotype workshop on Fri 16th May at The Arches in Hastings 3 spaces remain £70 all materials inc. Call Esther on 01424 201 925 or email for more info.
The new SEOS 2014 Guide is now online here- and in PDF format on our downloads page

The SEOS website includes information about all of the artists participating in SEOS. Events and opportunities can be found on the message board. If you have details about arts events in south east England, items for sale or comments that you would like to share please feel free to post a message (you will need to sign up for a free message board account first).

Looking for artists? You can browse through images of work by all participating artists, look for artists working in a particular medium in our category list (for example painters, printmakers or metal workers), type a name into the search box at the top of the page. Our online studio location map with clickable links to each artist's web page can be found under Artists.


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