Arches Open Studios 2016

The weekend of 20th/21st August saw another busy annual Open Studios at the Arches.

The forecast rain failed to materialise and over 350 visitors came along to enjoy the event across the two days. On Saturday Arch 10 became a pop-up café bar with Unhooked Alehouse by The Butcher’s Hook and Goswell & Milne from Radical Roots providing the drinks and food respectively. Radical Roots had soon been cleared out, with it only taking a couple of hours for all their delicious Turkish Flatbread Pizza’s to be devoured.

The Arches residents put on a joint exhibition of new work in Arch 04 with resident artists Jo Willoughby and Nicola Anderson collaborating on a new installation in Space 7.5. The sound installation looped recordings of the noises of the Arches’ neighbours The Butchers, Welders and Boxing Gym to create an immersive temporary installation that proved popular.

Illustrator Greta Staron worked on a live mural painting in Arch 10 during the weekend. While Flute Maker Tim Caves and Drum Maker Andy Milwain gave demonstrations into their craft.

Sculptor Jaime West ran Sahaja Yoga workshops, which were packed throughout the weekend with kids and adults alike.

At 4pm on the Saturday Catherine Wright hosted an engaging In Conversation event in Arch 04 with guests Grant Sharkey and Helen Trimarco Ransome. With the Bar opening up again to people to quench their thirst on Beavertown Neck Oil and Twisted Nose Gin & Tonics.

Thanks to everyone who came along and helped make it a great weekend.

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.

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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.

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