Revealing the work of East London’s designers
23-24 November and 30 November – 1 December
(Saturdays 10am – 6pm and Sunday 24 November: 12pm – 6pm)
Europe’s largest open studios event, ‘Hidden Art’, will be taking place across East London over the weekends of 23-24 November and 30 November – 1 December (Saturdays 10am – 6pm and Sunday 24 November: 12pm – 6pm).
Now entering its ninth year, Hidden Art is a winter tradition to the thousands of visitors wanting to buy or commission direct from over 200 local designer-makers in 63 venues. Last year studios and venues received over 30,000 visits from discerning Christmas shoppers.
Each year visitors can buy or commission direct from designers’ studios, workshops or exhibition venues and there is a wide range of products on display (such as fashion, textiles, jewellery, lighting, furniture, ceramics, and glass). There’s also the opportunity to talent spot from the many emerging designers who are taking part in Hidden Art open studios for the first time.
Some of the designers showcasing their work in 2002 include; Kate Storer (bedding), Susse Collection (bags), Always Sky Above (fashion and accessories), Sarah Pulvertaft (jewellery), Helen Rawlinson (lighting), SUCK UK, WAWA (furniture), and Nicola Tassie (ceramics).
Visitors also have the chance to see a range of work from 54 participating designers at the Hidden Art Design Fair at the Art and Ecology Pavilions at Mile End Park on Saturday 23 November (10am-6pm) and Sunday 24 November (11am-6pm). The fair will highlight all the studios taking part in the Hidden Art open studios event, and there are narrow boat trips running along the Regents Canal (between Mile End Park and Broadway Market).