What’s On

Discover the full 2022 programme

This year’s event might have been and gone but there are still lots to see right here on the website.

The Studios

This year over 90 studios across the region opened their doors to visitors from 2 to 5 June.

Did you visit?

Tell us how the experience was for you – and be in with a chance of some fabulous prizes. Just click here.

Open Studios

Explore the studios online to learn more about this year’s artists and makers and plan your visit.

Spring Fling Brochure

With cover illustration by contemporary artist Tellas, you can view our splendid brochure online.

Film Commission

A specially commissioned short film by Colin Tennant celebrating the 20th Spring Fling event

Emerge Programme

Our mentoring and bursary programme for early career artists. This year’s Emerge mentees are Joshua Williams and Savannah Crosby.

Creative Bursary

Ruth Elizabeth Jones and Emma Varley present Earthlight, supported by the Spring Fling Creative Bursary.

Prize Draw

Spring Fling visitors can fill in our feedback form to be entered into a Prize Draw for amazing prizes including vouchers and a luxury getaway!


Upland is excited to present three commissions for the 2022 Spring Fling

Design Commission

A limited edition 5 colour screen print to commemorate Spring Fling’s 20th year

Save the Date!

Next year’s event will be back to the normal late May Bank Holiday weekend and will be 3 days: 27-29 May 2023.

If you are interested in taking part, as a studio, please note, that applications will open in September for around 4 weeks. Please make sure you are signed up for the newsletter (below) to get a notification of this.

Exhibitions & Events

As well as the Open Studios weekend, there are some great additional exhibitions and events to enjoy…

Modern Makers Exhibition

Gracefield Arts Centre (Gallery 1)
14 May – 25 June

An exhibition celebrating the Modern Makers programme, with work from participants and professional makers

The Biscuit Factory

The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle
13 May – 24 July

A carefully curated selling exhibition with work from Spring Fling artists past and present.

Spring Fling at 20

Gracefield Arts Centre (Gallery 2)
28 May – 2 July

A mix of work by artists and makers from over the years, celebrating the 20th Spring Fling Open Studios event

Recoat Talk



Illustrated talk by Amy Whiten (Recoat) exploring the successes and legacy of the Spring Fling Rural Mural project.

With huge thanks to our Supporter, Alba Printers


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