Wasps at Meadow Mill is the biggest collective of artists, designers and makers in Dundee; with nearly sixty studios spread over three floors, you will find everything you could want from the worlds of fashion, textiles, jewellery, ceramics, print, painters, sculptors and more! Pop along to this family friendly event to see inside the designers’ workplaces, chat with the designers and artists, learn about their process, and you will have the opportunity to buy from them direct. There will also be creative activities for kids and a coffee shop pop up on the 4th floor. The weekend is free to attend and is wheelchair accessible. It is always a pleasure to open our studio doors and afford the public a glimpse into our working lives here.
The very first Wasps Studio building was in Dundee and has been at Meadow Mill since 1989. Wasps (Workshop and Artist Studio Provisions Scotland) is a charity that provides affordable studio spaces to individual artists and art organisations across Scotland. There are currently around 1000 artists and 30 arts organisations working in 20 buildings from Scalloway in the Shetlands to Kirkcudbright, making WASPS the largest creative community in the country. Originally set up in 1977 by artist Bob McGilvray in Dundee, Wasps has provided an invaluable service to Scotland’s creative sector for over 40 years and the Wasps network is expanding. Over the past few years, new studio facilities have opened up in Inverness and Perth. Wasps provides a fantastic service to the creative and economic wellbeing of Scotland’s arts community and to its wider cultural audience.
Participating artists include: Penelope Anstice, Rachel Bride Ashton, Anne Bell, Robin Bell, Cally Booker, Ruby Coyne, Jen Collins, Judith Davies, Susan Doyle, Alistair Evans, Jolene Guthrie, Jonathan Hood, Zsofia Jakab, Louise Kirby, Astrid Leeson, Steph Liddle, Theresa Lynn, Laurie-Lynn McGlynn, Neil McIntee, Maggie Milne, Wan Nee, Cara Rooney, John Scott, Suzanne Scott, Tracey Stewart, Lauren Swan and Graham Wallace.