KAOS at Court farm

How Do I Join Kingston Artists Open Studios?

Who Are Kingston Artists Open Studios?

Art Groups and societies are a great way to meet like-minded people and become involved in the local art scene not to mention getting the opportunity to promote and hopefully sell your work.

Kingston Artists Open Studios (KAOS) are a voluntary group set up and run by local artists to promote the visual arts in Kingston upon Thames.  This self-funded group was established in 2010 and currently has 50 members.


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‘Grid 3’ (pastel) Hanna ten Doornkaat, KAOS member.

What Do Kingston Artists Open Studios Do?

The members of KAOS work in varying disciplines and share a commitment to raising awareness of artistic practice within Kingston and the surrounding areas.  Through open studios and exhibitions they promote the visual arts in Kingston and raise the profile of local artists, designers and makers.

How Do I Join Kingston Artists Open Studios?

KAOS rely on volunteers and membership is open to artists, sculptors, ceramicists and designer makers working or living in and around Kingston.  If you are interested in joining this friendly, active group you can contact them on kingtonartistsopenstudios@gmx.co.uk

Kingston Artists Open Studios organise group events and exhibitions throughout the year as well as taking part in the Surrey Artists Open Studios and ARThouse Richmond.


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‘Medici Chimneys’ by KAOS member Peg Morris


Many of the member artists work from ASC Studios and Fusion Arts Studios and therefore take part in their events also.

Keep up to date with Kingston Artists Open Studios at


and follow KAOS on facebook and twitter.


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The KAOS artists are a friendly bunch and you can meet them at their weekly coffee morning on alternate Tuesday/Wednesday mornings at 11am at Café Jaxx, 52 Old London Rd KT2 6QF.

Take a look at our interview with Kingston Artists Open Studios member Buffy Kimm.



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