ALLANBANK MILL STEADING
The home and studios of artists Pauline Burbidge and Charlie Poulsen
main photographs: Phil Dickson, psd photography
Allanbank Mill Steading is situated in the special rural open landscape of the Scottish Borders. It is the home and studios of the artists, Pauline Burbidge and Charlie Poulsen. They have lovingly renovated this set of farm buildings, converting them from farm use to studios, for their art practice.
Pauline works with textiles, collage and stitch, making wall hangings and quilts. Charlie makes large scale drawings, sculpture and ‘growing sculpture’. Together they have created and developed a magical and unique environment of gardens, studios and home.
In the summer they hold a very special four day event called ‘Charlie & Pauline’s OPEN STUDIO’ which they have run annually for 24 years! They turn their studios into galleries and display artwork throughout the Steading, and show a selection of their own work, together with the work of one guest artist. This year textile artist, Dorothy Caldwell will be traveling from Canada! (see link below). Visitors arrive, they discover and explore the studios and garden, their smiles tell the story of a special day out – a chance to view the artworks and garden, and gain a personal view of the environment in which the artwork has been made.
NEXT OPEN STUDIO EVENT
3rd-6th August 2018 11am-6pm each day
CHARLIE & PAULINE
Pauline Burbidge (Textiles)
Charlie Poulsen (Sculpture & Drawing) www.charlespoulsendrawing.co.uk
GUEST ARTIST 2018
Dorothy Caldwell (Textiles)
For more details on the individual artists and their work, click on their website links.
HOW TO FIND US
Allanbank Mill Steading is situated 8 miles inland from the A1 at Berwick-upon-Tweed with its train station.
By road we are 1 hour south of Edinburgh and 11/2 hours north of Newcastle.
If you require overnight accommodation or a meal, the Allanton Inn is a short walk from us, very recommendable and open all day!