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


Sat 10.00am 18th May 2024

Sat 2.00pm 18th May 2024

Sun 10.00am 19th May 2024

Sun 2.00pm 19th May 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!

We will also be showing at the PITTENWEEM ARTS FESTIVAL this year,

from Sat 3rd – Sat 10th August 2024, as their guest artists, in the Old Town Hall.

Charlie & Pauline’s
at Allanbank Mill Steading

18th & 19th May 2024


Pauline Burbidge (Textiles)

Charlie Poulsen (Sculpture & Drawing)

For more details about our work, please follow the links.

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


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!

Allanbank Mill Steading  Allanton  Duns  Berwickshire  TD11 3JX

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