The Arthouse Open Studios Festival returns to Richmond at the end of June showcasing the work of up to 500 artists.

The annual festival celebrates the creative talent within the borough and artists will open the doors to their homes, studios, classrooms and businesses over the last two weekends of the month, June 21 to 23 and 28 to 30.

Arthouse turns 18 this year and it will feature the widest range of artists and venues yet, displaying everything from painting and printmaking, jewellery to fashion and photography.

Martin Davison will mark his 16th festival appearance with an exhibition at Bumbles Art Gallery in East Sheen and he is also celebrating 50 years of painting and drawing.

He says: “I’m hanging 32 works of considerable variety – oils, watercolours, acrylics, collage, charcoals, pastels and more. Of these half come from 1963 to 2003 and half from the ten years since then.

“One of the things that make Arthouse special is simply the chance to show maybe 30 or 40 works, not just the three or four that local galleries or local art societies are likely to have room for.”

Another Arthouse regular Nicky Browne showcases her work with fellow artist Gillie Spargo at Garrick Temple Loggia on Hampton Riverside.

She says: “I am focusing on local pubs this year, starting by drawing exteriors and also pub signs.

“Richmond's organising team are tremendous. They have been honing their act for several years now and are keen to innovate with enthusiasm.”

Richmond’s 19th annual artists’ Arthouse Open Studio Festival; various locations across the borough, June 21 to 30. For venue information a full brochure, visit