KINGSTON ARTISTS Artists working and exhibiting in Kingston upon Thames and surrounding areas
we are a not for profit organisation
focused on the promotion of artists and makers,
building knowledge and awareness in the community around us
Open Studios 2019
Twenty six KAOS artists produced a variety of work: paintings, drawings, printmaking, mixed media, sculpture, photography and video art. Images of the work were given to a group of creative writers, tutored by Lisa McKinnon from the King Charles Centre Surbiton. The writers were deliberately told nothing about the work or of the artists but were asked to write short stories, poetry, flash writing inspired by the artwork. The writing was to be no longer than 500 words and would be displayed beside the artwork in the gallery.
The Private View was a unique experience for the guests, as Lisa explained how the process of writing was undertaken and and then introduced a number of writers who read out their stories. The PV was huge success, the writers enjoyed the opportunity to meet the artists for the first time and the large number of guests spilled onto the pavement.