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2022 Open Studios & Summer Fair

Open Studios @ Birtley Woodland Art Space

Birtley Woodland Art Space are looking forward to welcoming visitors over three weekends in June commencing 11th June to attend their Open Studio in collaboration with Surrey Artists Open Studios (SAOS). This is an exciting opportunity for you to meet local artists and makers who will group together to display and sell their work in and around this picturesque outdoor studio located on the Birtley Estate, Bramley, Guildford.

Birtley Woodland Art Space is a community arts, crafts and wellbeing space for people to come together and learn from professional instructors passionate about sharing and passing on their knowledge and skills to others.

Enjoy your visit and meet a group of artists that are inspired by nature and the use of natural materials. You can expect to find a wide range of 2d artists and painters each with a unique style offering something for all tastes, including art using water colours, acrylics, oils and applied techniques such as lino prints and pyrography. Abstract to realism!

You will also find 3d sculptures in glass, wood and ceramics, furniture and natural materials as well as Willow art, sculptures and garden structures.


Learn more about the Open Studio Artist members here:

Dates & Times

Open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the following dates:

11th & 12th June

17th, 18th & 19th June

25th & 26th June (plus *Summer Craft Fair)

*The final weekend of Open Studios will also include as Summer Craft Fair where artists will be joined by further exhibitors, artisans, wellness professionals, makers and musicians!

These events are hosted by resident artists Ruth Wheeler @ruthwheelerwellness and

Lorraine Ellery Matthews @hedgesandhurdles

Register to attend

Although not requisite you can register online to inform Ruth and Lorraine when you expect to arrive and let them know if you are interested in learning more about the workshops that will take place during these events.



We will be running a selection of drop-in workshops during this event some of which you will be able to pre-book in advance including Willow Dream Catcher Workshops, Arts & Crafts Workshops, Hanging Bird House workshop and more.

Summer Solstice

Join us for a nurturing evening celebrating the longest day of the year. Ruth will be running two different evening classes, Solstice Yoga Dance and Summer Solstice Yoga followed by drinks around the fire circle and studio.

Pre-bookable workshops including Summer Solstice events will be available to book via our website, see our activities page here for published events:


Call out for volunteers

We are also calling out for volunteers to join us to help make the event a success and run smoothly. If you are interested in learning more please see our webpage here:


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