Ever fancied getting your own artist studio? Do you suspect it may make you more productive by creating a space to think and work that doesn’t involve staining the living room carpet with the output of your creative urges? But what of the cost? And (the horror!) close proximity to other artists?
This is a truth-spilling conversation about what really goes on in a selection of artist studios across Manchester, including who and where they are, specialisms and artist mix, the financial costs, the upsides of carving out a dedicated space, the downsides of sharing a communal sink, and how to get the most out of these micro communities should you wish to take the plunge.
Chaired by Helen Wewiora, Director of Castlefield Gallery, panelists include:
Sean Rorke, Director of Hot Bed Press in Salford
Kate Day, Director of Manchester Craft & Design Centre
Steven Heaton of Cross Street Arts in Wigan
Lucy Harvey Co-Director of Paradise Works in Salford
Nicholas James, New Art Spaces Coordinator for Castlefield Gallery
Dean Brierley of Caustic Coastal in Salford