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Asylum Open Studios. Photographer, Tegen Kimbley-76
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With multiple venues in the city centre, 'The Asylum' art gallery was initially founded by Corin Stephenson Salter in September 2014 , renovating a disused Warehouse in Chapel Ash. We are passionate about regeneration and the nurturing of art within the community, by providing space to showcase work, develop new ideas and engage artists in exploration. Through collaboration with other local venues and spaces, our aim is to provide; the freedom of expression within any field and through collective initiatives, strengthen the development and use of art within the community and region. Regenerating disused spaces for the development of art is integral to improving the district and the self-esteem and pride of the community.  Our priority is to provide opportunities for artists to professionally exhibit their work and our visual contemporary arts program focuses on local narratives with political and socio-economic concerns. The Asylum Art Gallery LTD and The Asylum Artist Quarter CIC comprises of 'The Asylum art gallery' space and 'The Asylum Artist Studio's', which are private studio spaces.

These spaces support the local community and co-create an Artist Quarter where we mentor local creatives and engage communities in multidisciplinary artwork with a focus on regional voices and interwoven narratives of difference.

Access to art and its development should be artist led and inclusive.

We are 'The Asylum'. A place to see vibrant art from local artists. 

A collective and community.

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