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Local artists invite you to drop by and see their work

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Image captionImage 1: Ceramicist Linda Bloomfield in her Flanchford Road, Shepherds Bush studio

Artists in Hammersmith and Shepherds Bush are throwing open their homes, studios and spaces for three days to let the wider community admire and buy their works.

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Image caption: Image 2: Some of Linda Bloomfield's work, ceramic vases

With nearly 60 painters, sculptors, potters, etchers, photographers, printers, ceramicists and jewellery makers taking part in this year’s Artists at Home event, it’s an opportunity to meet and chat to creative talents about their work.

The studios are open from Friday (15 June) to Sunday (17 June), beginning on Friday evening from 6pm to 9pm. Weekend hours are 11am to 6pm.

Sponsored by independent Hammersmith estate agent Horton and Garton, the event’s website allows visitors to create their own routes by highlighting numbers on an interactive map.

First held more than 40 years ago with just a few artists, the event has grown remarkably over the years.

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Image caption: Image 3: Isobel Johnstone

Some of the artists displaying their works, include: ceramicist Linda Bloomfield in Flanchford Road, Shepherds Bush; photographer Sandi Friend from Eyot Gardens, Hammersmith; and furniture restorer Mireille Farjon and painter/printmaker Isobel Johnstone, both of Hammersmith Grove.

Ahead of the artistic tour-de-force, Linda says: “I’m really looking forward to this year’s weekend. And I’ll be sharing my studio with textile artist Ekta Kaul, who’ll be showing her new map quilt, titled Chiswick without Borders.”

And furniture artist and ‘re-inventor’ Mireille says she got interested in re-imagining furniture in the late Nineties when ‘brown furniture was no longer fashionable’, adding: “I found there was nothing that gave me more pleasure than up-styling a piece of furniture that would have been otherwise thrown away.”

While Isobel says she’s devoted all her time to painting and printmaking after retiring from running the Arts Council Collection at the Hayward Gallery. “I now have a garden in Hammersmith Grove and flowers are an inevitable inspiration.”

For more details and to find a map of the sites (which also includes artists in Chiswick) visit:

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Image caption: Image 4: Asian Pears and Lemon by Isobel Johnstone
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Image caption: Image 5: Photograph by Sandi Friend

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