Aimed at new and recent art school graduates we plan to pilot the recently acquired ‘Laboratory’ area as an open studio and work space for a trial period of six …
Creating a busy and productive arts space is central to our goals. Wider access programs will be established which offer practical and critical support and access to the centre’s shared facilities including the workshop, events room for study and meetings, kitchen and dining spaces.
The studios and workspaces make use of former offices and education rooms, with dividing partitions created where required. All residents have 24/7 access to the centre, their own studio key, wi-fi, full use of the tooled workshop and breakout areas and notice of exclusive opportunities.
A first for the city, this maker-focused tooled workshop allows residents to expand beyond their studio, offering a greater flexibility to experiment, develop and create. It offers a desk area, workbenches, hand tools, scroll saw, pillar drill, a variety of battery-operated power tools and build space.
The workshop will also be available to non-residents and, as with the events room, will be available on an hourly, day and multi-day basis, with inductions offered by skilled staff members or volunteers.
The centre has hosted a wide variety of events from DanceLive performances, Sound Festival residencies and events, to professional development seminars, artist talks, film nights and funding workshops. The events room, used by the residents as a breakout area, is a bookable space with affordable half day, full day and multi-day hires available. It seats forty for seminars etc. and can also be used for workshops (with tables provided). A PA and video projector are available on request. Access to the kitchen and wi-fi is included where required and additional areas can be considered where available.