Liverpool Open Studios 2017

THANK YOU to all the visitors, artists, makers, studios and maker-spaces across Liverpool who supported LOST17 this year.

Over 130 artists and 19 venues took part which is an incredible testament to the spirit of creativity and collaboration in this city.

We are currently gathering artist feedback and will post images from the event and visitor comments shortly.


LOST17 was Liverpool Open Studios 2017. This was your chance, for just one day this year, to get a glimpse into the studios of the amazing local artists living and working right across Liverpool.

LOST 17 was Saturday October 14th 2017.

Sheds, garages, workshops and front rooms were available this autumn to see artwork and artist -together. This was a unique opportunity to see art in progress, to speak with the artist or maker, and to buy some work at a studio discount.

And of course, visiting was FREE.

What’s the story?

In 2016 nine pioneer artists from across the south of the city opened up their homes and studios to welcome you to look at their work and practice.

South Liverpool Open Studios showed that there is bold contemporary artistic practice in the outskirts of Liverpool but as we had so many artists in the city centre asking to get involved we knew we had to celebrate this too.

For the 2nd Open Studios in 2017 we expanded the event – so in 2016 if you enjoyed SLOS, then we invited you in 2017 to get – LOST!

In 2017 nearly all of Liverpool’s major studio groups got involved in LOST17, making it probably the city’s largest open studio event to date, with over 130+ artists and makers over 19 venues.

Meet the Artists on an Open Studio day

Who participated?

Follow this link to view the participating artists for the 2nd edition of Liverpool Open Studios 2017.

or download the official LOST17 event guide (3Mb pdf, needs Acrobat reader).

I’m an artist, how can I get involved?

Please get in touch for 2018.

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