Sculptures, paintings, prints and mosaics will be on show in Brentford between June 6-8.
Johnson’s Island Artists are to open the doors of their studios and gallery in Catherine Wheel Road for an Open Studio Weekend.
It is a chance to meet, speak and buy work directly from the maker and gives a rare opportunity to see inside a unique collection of buildings, set on an island formed by the river Brent and the Grand Union Canal.
Island artist Tara Winona says "I love my quirky island studio - it's a tranquil haven for me and we all look forward to the open exhibition as it is great way to show the local community what we do."
This Summer's exhibition also includes an open competition with prize money of £300. The top three entries will be on display in the gallery.
Johnson’s Island is home to a flourishing colony of artists and craftspeople. Individual and shared studios are housed in a jumble of wooden buildings wirh echoes of the waterways all around. It is situated beside the first lock linking the Thames to the Grand Union Canal and surrounded by narrow boats, barges and working boatyards. Artists and visitors can sit on canal-side benches and see beyond the weir to the Thames - much the same view as was revealed to Samuel Pepys as he sailed into Town Wharf for an illicit assignation with a Brentford lady.
The island is reached by footbridge from the Brewery Tap in Catherine Wheel Rd. Access is easy by public transport and there is plenty of parking.
Johnson’s Island, Catherine Wheel Rd, Brentford, TW8 8BD
Private View Friday 11th June, 6pm to 9pm
Saturday 7th June, 11am to 6pm
Sunday 8th June, 11am to 6pm