We are excited to announce that we are moving to Carliol House. This beautiful Grade II listed building on Market Street, is just round the corner from our current base. It was originally the headquarters and offices of the North Eastern Electricity Supply Company, built in 1924-8.
In October 2016, we were given 6 months notice on our current building, Norham House. As you can imagine, it was a time of uncertainty as we quickly needed to find new premises to relocate our artist studio’s and programme base to.
Working very hard with our new Director of Development Jessie Joe Jacobs and Newcastle City Council, we were able to negotiate with our current Landlord, Motcombe Estates, the use another of their empty properties, Carliol House.
We secured the basement and first floor of this building for the next two years; enabling us to offer around 1,400 m2 of studio space, making and workshops facilities, and exhibition space to artists.
We are now in the process of moving and developing the new studios and space for future use.
The studios and shared workspace will provide a critical and collaborative environment that allow our artists to continue to develop new ideas and projects, support each other and provide a discursive community.
As with our previous studios, space will be available to artists at any stage of their career, working primarily within the field of visual art, with a desire to be part of a diverse and critically engaged community of creative practitioners.
We are pleased to be able to continue to develop in response to the needs and interests of our members providing valuable resources and support to encourage an experimental and critical approach to contemporary art practice.
If you are interested in becoming a member in our new building, please send an expression of interest to Clare Gomez at firstname.lastname@example.org
More details on how to apply to become a member in our new building will be posted on our website soon.