Arches Open Studios

The weekend of 20th May played host to the 12th annual Arches Open Studios. On a weekend when the whether was typically indecisive the sun eventually came out, helping to make the weekend the busiest Open Studios so far.

Over 400 visitors came along for the weekend and were treated to a host of free activities including ceramics workshops, yoga classes, sculpture demos, music, knitting workshops, installations and death chat café.Saturday’s entertaining talk with the new Director of the John Hansard Gallery, Woodrow Kernohan and Independent Visual Arts Producer, Katie Daley Yates drew a huge crowd that spilled out into the sunlit forecourt.

Another highlight was Sunday’s Art Book Fair, the first of it’s kind in the city. Stall holders included Book Case Press, K6 Gallery, WSA Publisher Hub, Solent Press, John Hansard Gallery, Cakes & Ale Press, Double Butted, Liz Jones, Patryk Wirenski, and Solent Illustration.

The Butcher’s Hook kept visitors well refreshed while locally based Frisky Avocado made their Southampton debut, serving delicious chicken and Halloumi wraps.

Next month it’s the turn of the Sorting Office in Eastleigh as they host their annual Summer Open Studios over the weekend of 17th and 18th June.

Tower House: Studio Spaces Available

Located in Southampton’s Old Town area, Tower House offers a clean and affordable workspace in a growing creative community.

We currently have one resident space becoming available in January. Tower House offers a dry studio environment suitable for Designers, Writers, Film-makers and Digital Creatives.

Our package offers easy In-Out Agreements, 24/7 access, dedicated secure studio, Wifi environment and Access to Enterprise Space.

For more information click here or to download an application pack click here

Versatile Event & Project Spaces for Hire

‘a space’ arts offers versatile event and production spaces for hire at Production House in Eastleigh and Arch 04 in Southampton.

Our unique spaces are suitable for a range of projects and events including set-building, sculpture, costume making, crafts, woodwork and carpentry, workshops and masterclasses, conferences, talks, lectures, film screenings and more.

Our affordable rates allow the spaces to be hired from as little as three hours to over a month and hirers can benefit from a range of features and discounts on block booking.

Click here to find out more.

‘a space’ arts is a registered charity providing opportunities for emerging artists and engaging the local community with high quality artistic experiences.

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