Open Studios 2023

Friday April 7th - Monday April 10th

Mull and Iona Open Studios 2023

Take a journey around the outstanding scenery of the Isles of Mull and Iona, while soaking up the local culture, visiting artists and craftspeople in their studios and galleries. For the first time, over 50 artists on Mull and Iona have joined together to invite visitors to have a first-hand experience of the vibrant island culture. 

There are 24 venues taking part, throughout all the areas of the islands. Mull is a surprising big island and journey times on single track roads are longer, so make sure you can reach your preferred venues in good time, and check the opening days and times of each one. It takes around 1.5 hours to travel from Tobermory in the North, to Fionnphort in the South. The Ferry to Iona departs from Fionnphort and takes around 10 minutes.

Venues In South West Mull and Iona

From Craignure, travel to nearby Lochdon and then carry on west for a spectacular journey through the Ben More mountains and along the shores of Loch Scridain to the Ross of Mull and Iona. Visit a diverse range of working studios and galleries in beautiful settings



Susan Campbell

Wyvern, Lochdon

Landscapes and seascapes mostly. Painted in Acrylic on canvas and board.

Open Studios hours: 12 – 4pm daily


Mull Paintings - John Archbold

Oakbank, Lochdon

Land and seascapes of Mull and the West Coast portraying the bluer light of the Hebrides and the rich variety of texture and colour presented by the sea and shore in a wide variety of media.

Open Studios hours: All day if I am in!



Ardalanish isle of Mull weavers

Ardalanish, Bunessan

We are a micro heritage weaving mill at Ardalanish Farm using our own Hebridean flock along with other native breeds. Our equipment dates from the early 1900’s to 1960. We produce a range of tweeds and woollen goods.

Open Studios hours: 10am – 4 pm daily




2 Knockvologan, Fionnphort

Paintings, drawings, printed matter, photography and sculpture in progress

Open Studios hours: 1-4 pm Saturday & Sunday


NInth Wave

Bruach Mhor, Fionnphort

Exhibiting my own painting and those of other local artists. Also available for purchase are specially comissioned works of art by local silversmiths and potters.

Open Studios hours: 11am – 3 pm daily


Southwest Mull Makers

The Columba Centre, Fionnphort

A wide range of arts and crafts from ten members of the group is for sale and on display. This includes hand made jewelry, basketry, ceramics, painted footwear and accessories, furniture, paintings, sculpture, books and cards.

Open Studios hours: 2 – 5 pm daily


Julie Ward Ceramics

Tigh na Traigh, Fionnphort

Handmade stoneware pottery using
a variety of techniques from mugs, jugs and dishes to decorative vases. wall plaques and candleholders. Hand building and throwing demonstrations.

Open Studios hours: Friday, Saturday & Monday 3-6pm



Oran Crafts

Columba Steadings, Isle of Iona

Joyce Watson – Photographer, Chris MacCormick – Glass Artist, Moya Pringle – Weaver, Gordon Bruce – Photographer, Sarah Macdonald – Crochet Ninja, Jana MacClellan – Candle Maker, Rona Muckart Lilley – Sculptor

Open Studios hours: 10am – 5 pm daily


Iona Glass

The Studio Mo Dhachaidh, Isle of Iona

I am a glass artist and tutor focusing on kiln formed glass as both decorative and functional pieces. I am pleased to work to commission.

Open Studios hours: Saturday & Sunday 11am – 4 pm; Monday 1 – 4 pm


Rowena Brown

Sandbank, Isle of Iona

Sculptural works in clay. Rowena’s sculpture is concerned with architectural spaces affected by human disruption and environmental damage.

Open Studios hours: 12 – 5pm daily


Baile Mòr Books

Sandbank, Isle of Iona

Baile Mòr Books is a wee bookbindery based on the
Isle of Iona. Toben Lewis, the binder behind the name, is an award winning design bookbinder specialising in bespoke bindings, book repair/ conservation, and teaches regular workshops.

Open Studios hours: 12 – 5pm daily

The Remote North West, Dervaig & Tobermory

From Pennyghael on the Ross of Mull, there is a wild, beautiful route via the west coastal road which will take you to the north west of the island with some fascinating remote venues to call in to before reaching Tobermory. Alternatively you can take the direct main road to Craignure and then Tobermory.



Carolyn & Barry Whenman

Clearwater, Torlochan, Gruline

Carolyn produces textural artwork incorporating freeform knitting, crochet, beadwork and canvaswork inspired by nature. Barry is a woodturner, specialising in pens from reclaimed wood sourced from around the island.

Open Studios hours: 12 – 4pm daily



Lip na Cloiche Garden

Lip na Cloiche, Ballygown

Crafts and Cards made with beachcombed materials, pressed flowers and pressed seaweed.

Open Studios hours: All day


Tin Shed Gallery

Larach Mhor, Torloisk

My own ceramic work alongside paintings by invited artists.

Open Studios hours: 12 – 5pm daily



Calgary Art Gallery


Calgary Art Gallery shows an abundance of artwork by mainly local artists throughout its lower and upper floors. It is a magical setting in which to view the wide range of artwork that is produced on Mull.

Open Studios hours: 10.30am – 4.30pm daily



Teresa Munby ceramics

Rockdale Cottage, Dervaig

Hand built porcelain ceramics: colourful vases and wall pieces reflecting the colours, textures and landscapes of the Isle of Mull displayed in a shop adjacent to the pottery studio.

Open Studios hours: 10 am – 6.30 pm daily


Sally & Graham Bruce Richards

Druimard Country House, Dervaig

Sally / enchanting animals painted on gold and silver leaf panels; magical woodland and sea mammals.
Graham / large highland cow paintings, vibrant land and seascapes, and large wave paintings.

Open Studios hours: 10 am – 6.30 pm daily


Helen Murray & Dawn Reade

Dervaig Church Hall, Dervaig

Helen Murray is a handspinner and weaver making yarn and other items. Dawn Reade is a printmaker making mostly linocuts. Come along to see a selection of their work, with printmaking and handspinning demonstrations.

Open Studios hours: Sunday 12 – 4 pm


Andy & Helen Mortley

The Clachan, Dervaig

Original paintings, painted panels, recycled tin sculptures, jewellery, recycled fishing rope baskets and cards.

Open Studios hours: 11 am – 6 pm daily


Carolyne Mazur Photography

Dervaig Church Hall, Dervaig

FANGAN: An ongoing photographic project recording the stone sheep fanks of Mull and surrounding islands – and CORRUGATIONS: Photographs of tin sheds.

Open Studios hours: Sunday 12 – 4 pm



Scottish Island Art

The Picture Gallery, Tobermory

Collection of original paintings, limited edition giclee prints
and resin art by Aska Marzec. Contemporary and mixed media artwork inspired by Isle of Mull and Scotland landscape.

Open Studios hours: Friday, Saturday & Monday 10.30 – 4.30; Sunday 10.30 am – 2.00 pm


Ronnie Leckie

The Picture Gallery, Tobermory

Original acrylic paintings and limited edition prints of Mull and the west coast of Scotland. Bizmuth home decor.

Open Studios hours: Friday, Saturday & Monday 10.30 – 4.30; Sunday 10.30 am – 2.00 pm


Mull Pottery

Baliscate, Tobermory

Mull Pottery workshop is where you will find potter Peter Walker creating his ceramics and pottery.

Open Studios hours: Fri & Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 11am-5pm


Honeypot & Friends

Achafraoich, Dervaig Road, Tobermory

A range of hand-built and thrown pottery, original paintings either mounted or framed, digital prints.

Open Studios hours: 11 am – 4 pm daily


Eas Fors

Tobermory Producers Market at Tobermory Harbour or Aros Hall Depending on Weather

Design-led knitwear reflecting the spirit of the Hebridean islands, pieces are thoughtfully made on a small scale using all-natural wool fibres. All pieces are knitted on Mull using 100% superfine lambswool.

Open Studios hours: Monday 12 – 2pm


Helen MacCallum

Tobermory Chocolate, Tobermory Main St

The art work is related to mental health and the struggles of anxiety with the
use of different facial appearances. Photography work is focused on decaying places and designs are based on Tim Burton characters.

Open Studios hours: 10 am – 5 pm daily



Faith Holmes

Glengorm Coffee Shop, Glengorm

Oil, watercolour and pastel scenes of everyday life on Mull, including ‘working Mull’, sometimes quirky, sometimes contemplative.

Open Studios hours: Friday,Saturday & Monday 10am -1pm

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