NEOS exhibition in historic Leask House

10 artists will be taking part in the NEOS exhibition at Leask House
10 artists will be taking part in the NEOS exhibition at Leask House

Leask House Artists are currently exhibiting their various pieces of work in the historic Leask House as part of the North East Open Studios (NEOS) event.

This is the 11th year that the group have taken part in NEOS and this year there are a total of 10 artists making up the group.

What we’ve got that other venues perhaps don’t is a big selection

Hilary Gauci Organiser

NEOS began last Saturday and will continue until Monday, September 21.

Hilary Gauci, who owns Leask House and organises the group of artists, said: “What we’ve got that other venues perhaps don’t is a big selection.

“It makes it worthwhile for people to come out here.

“A lot of people are drawn by the fact that it is an Archibald Simpson building.

The exhibits created by the group of artists include paintings, jewellery, fused glass, ceramics and sculptures.

Hilary enjoys opening up part of her home for the event. She said: “I think the interaction with the public is probably the most important thing.

“It’s the joy of putting our work out and having it sell.

“Nothing gives you such a big buzz.”

One of the artists contributing his work to the exhibition in Hilary’s historic home is Charles Robertson who creates fused glass.

Charles said: “This is my eighth year as part of the open studios and I really enjoy it.”

Hilary added: “It’s about us being together. It is a show that is more than the sum of its parts.

“Each artist produces lovely work but when we can create an exhibition it makes it complete.”

The Leask House Artists are available to chat to visitors at their exhibition which runs from 11am to 4pm today (Thursday) and from 11am to 5pm Friday to Sunday.

The exhibition will also be available form 11am to 4pm on Monday, September 21.

For more information or to find directions to Leask House visit the NEOS website on: www.northeastopenstudios.co.uk