For the rescheduled Spring Fling 2020, we created Virtual Studios for the very first time.

Visitors could watch videos by our artists, see how work is made and what tools are used. They also had the chance to buy, either directly from the artist or via the Spring Fling shop.

New Videos
Many artists and makers created videos for the event. Not only did these videos help us recreate the ‘studio feel’ on the website but in some cases, these videos showed us so much more than the normal event ever could. At Spring Fling, we get the unique chance to speak directly with artists and makers, see where work is made and if we are lucky get a demonstration. Some of these videos showed how work is made from start to finish, different parts of the process and a tour of studios as never seen before.

Recent Developments
The Virtual Studios also had updates on what the artists and makers had been up to and inform on future plans. For some studios, 2020 has been a busy time and there are lots of things in the pipeline. For others, this period hadn’t been as creative as they would have hoped. Like many, COVID-19 impacted our participants in various ways. Some artists and makers have not been able to produce work, have had home schooling, health concerns, or have even been working as key workers throughout the pandemic.

We would like to take this time to thank all our artists and makers for their continued support of the event and to thank them for their hard work and resilience throughout such a difficult time.

Image by Colin Tennant / Spring Fling 2019, Dougie Sharpe’s studio
Header: Elizabeth Gilbey’s studio

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All videos belong to the Artist or if otherwise, with the person credited. Upland does not take any responsibility for the content or any copyright infringements.


The videos on the studio pages have been made independently by our participants in response to the Covid-19 restrictions as a way to showcase their work digitally. Therefore each video is different. Some do have subtitles or captions. If so, this information will be highlighted on that Virtual studio underneath the video. If you want to view the video on a bigger screen, press the word ‘vimeo’ or the [ ] button in the lower right hand corner.
All other videos have sound or the Artist talking. Making our online content more accessible will be a priority going forward and we will be developing the website and its content for 2021. Please fill out the visitor feedback form here to help us make the event more accessible. 


01 Linda Irving
02 Jane Fraser
03 Glenda Waterworth
04 Lisa Hooper
05 Kevan McGinty
06 Helen Ryman
07 Davy Brown
08 Sarah Stewart
09 Jesse Ball
10 Gail Kelly
11 Kay Ribbens
12 Andrew Livingston
13 Josh Williams
14 Suzi Plunkett
15 Andy Priestman


16 Elizabeth Gilbey
17 Sarah Rogers
18 Caroline Hone
19 Sheena McMaster
20 Izzy Leach
21 Laura Derby
22 Kate Anderson
23 Alison Corfield
24 Alistair Hamilton
25 Morag Macpherson
26 Lizzie Farey
27 Maggie Ayres
28 Patti Lean
29 Catherine Coulson
30 Heather M Nisbet
31 Jay Rubinstein
32 Urpu Sellar
33 Jennie Ashmore
34 Janet Ibbotson


35 Julian Francis
36 Suzanne Stuart Davies
37 Hazel Campbell
38 Hannah Spicer
39 Angela Lawrence
40 Phil McMenemy
41 Janet O’Donnell
42 Jo Gallant
43 Iona Hall
44 Adam Booth
45 Pamela Grace
46 Clare Dawdry
47 Amanda Simmons
48 Natalie Vardey
49 Kim Ayres


50 Livy Nelson
51 Hazel Maclennan
52 Philippa Sinclair
53 Ailsa Black
54 Archie McCall
55 Michael Pell
56 Blossom McCuaig
57 Shona Guthrie
58 Christopher Taylor
59 Julie Hollis
60 Hope London
61 Sue Thomas
62 Ruth Elizabeth Jones
63 Emma Varley
64 Tricia Barna
65 Joanna Srokol


66 David Rushton
67 Dougie Sharpe
68 Anne Butler
69 Alison Macleod
70 Kaz Robertson
71 Deborah Campbell
72 Emma Visca
73 Philip Wilson
74 Vaughan Trower
75 Sarah Keast


76 Peter Smith
77 Minette Bell Macdonald
78 Bella Green
79 Liz McQueen
80 Sophie Jarzyna
81 Michael Batey
82 Janet Hughes
83 Daniel Lacey
84 Jo Walker
85 Lisa Rothwell-Young
86 Colin Blanchard
87 Heather Blanchard

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