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.
CHARLIE POULSEN, a five-minute film by Dominic Clemence, 2022.
PAULINE BURBIDGE, a five-minute film by Dominic Clemence, 2022.
2022 marked our last OPEN STUDIO event, although you can see photos and a film below, as a reminder of these special events (run over 30 years).
In the future, we are going to run special STUDIO VISITS, taking a more casual approach. This is a chance to see our studios, more as they are when we are working. There will also be finished works on display, and a chance to see the garden!
Charlie & Pauline’s
STUDIO VISITS will be held over the weekend of 18th & 19th MAY 2024
at Allanbank Mill Steading
Morning session = 10:00 – 12:30
Afternoon session = 14:00 – 16:30
Booking will open on 1st March 2024.
It is likely to book up quickly – so don’t delay!
This is planned to be a more intimate event, and numbers are limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment. We look forward to seeing you!
Previous recent OPEN STUDIO Guest Artists!
2021 – Ilona Rijkeboer, drawing and installation. The quartet of poets: Marina Dora Martino, Helena Fornells, Claire Miranda Roberts & Tara Fietz. Erica Just, watercolours.
2020 – Cancelled due to COVID-19
2019 – David Martin, Animator/Filmmaker
2018 – Dorothy Caldwell, Textile Artist
2017 – Colin Rose, Sculptor
2016 – Graham Murrell, Photographer
2015 – Lizzie Farey, Woven Constructions
2014 – Halima Cassell, Ceramicist
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!