Visit from Cass Art

Recently we had a visit from a lovely employee of Cass Art called Laura who was checking out local arty places in the South. Laura had a tour of our studio and shared the exciting news that Cass Art will be opening a shop within Winchester School of Art in the autumn. This is excellent news as we don’t have that many art supply shops in the area. The shop will be open to the public so will not just be for students and staff of WSA.

Cass Art is the leading art materials supplier and stocks the world’s best art brands at the most affordable prices. Shop online at and enjoy free Click and Collect to the store, free delivery over £50 and free Next Day delivery on orders over £75.

Let’s Fill This Town with Artists!



unit11studios and associates at Freemantle Music and Arts Festival

From the 9th to the 13th June 2018, 5 artists from unit11studios, 2 former members of unit11studios and 4 other local artists exhibited at Christ Church Freemantle. This was an eclectic mix of contemporary art including paintings, watercolours, drawings, photography and textile art.

The exhibition was well received by the local community and brought some colour to the church. An opening party was held on Saturday 9th in the evening prior to one of the concerts happening as part of the festival.

Hampshire Open Studios 2017

We’re taking part in Hampshire Open Studios once more. Browse through our artworks and look at the unique spaces where we create our work. Refreshments will be provided.

We will be open the following days and times only:

Saturday 19th August 10am-4pm

Sunday 20th August 10am-4pm

Saturday 26th August 10am-4pm

Sunday 27th August 10am-4pm

Bank Holiday Monday 10am-4pm


See below for the Facebook event:

Emma Louise Harris’ first solo exhibition ‘CMYK: Adventures in Colour’

Emma Louise Harris has just put up her first solo exhibition in Harbour Lights, Ocean Village.

In the last 5 years or so Emma has concentrated on honing her abstract painting skills, experimenting with colour palettes and painting techniques. At first Emma worked on small canvases and paper but has recently branched out into using larger canvases and is enjoying the freedom this brings.
Her paintings are abstract ‘dreamscapes’ that explore the joy of vibrant colours jostling against each other and do not generally depict anything specific from the physical world. However, small elements like leaves, trees and flowers do sneak into some of her paintings indicating Emma’s love of the natural world.

The exhibition runs from 2nd July to 31st July with an opening reception at 4pm on Saturday 8th July from 4pm. See the link below:

private view 09/09/16 mettricks guildhall


on friday 09/09/16 we had the private view at mettricks guildhall of our summer salon 2016 exhibition. our work has been touring the 3 southampton mettricks cafes since mid may and is now at its final location until 21st september.

a good time was had by all! the wine and conversation flowed, we received some lovely feedback and some sales were made.

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This August we took part in Hampshire Open Studios for the 3rd time and had our most successful year yet.

We opened for the first weekend only and had around 30 visitors over the two days. It was lovely to have people milling about the studio and asking us questions about our work. 2 of us ‘manned’ the studio on Saturday and another 2 covered the Sunday. As some of us work full time we couldn’t open up during the week but we’re hoping to take part again next year and open for longer.

Some sales were made and much networking took place!


Summer Salon 2016 Private View

Join us on Friday 9th September for the Private View of our Summer Salon 2016 exhibition.

Our show has been touring the Mettricks cafes this summer, starting in Mettricks Old Town, then Mettricks Bargate and finally Mettricks Guildhall where it will be until 21st September.

Meet the artists this Friday and maybe buy a beautiful original artwork.