The new Artist Studio opening evening
Time & Location
About the Event
Opening evening |
13th October 7pm-9pm
Music provided by DJ MELT
Come and see our new space and get involved !
We will have studios to rent, but also 3 months free studio space to offer as internships to students, recent graduates and minority groups.
Come and get your name on the list, chat to us about your artwork and see the communal space which will be accessible to everyone!
“Giving back space to the community and ensuring regeneration through culture by providing a place of exchange that bridges the gap between theory and practice through mentoring and vocational experience.” Director Hannah Taylor
Asylum Art Gallery is proud to announce the development of 10 artist studios, a photo-studio/darkroom, communal art and philosophy library and creative job centre.
Due to many years of austerity and systemic failings in both the university and the council in engaging with the creative communities in their city, there is now manifest decline in the visual appearance of the city and a lack of services for the community to access. To generate a client base for new business, there must be a positive and cultural customer experience created within the city through art and culture, promoting visitors and therefore investment.
The cheapest way to transform the aspect of a city (centre), is to encourage artists to be residents. It is now widely known that the art department of Wolverhampton University is reducing staff and courses available. If we are not promoting new creatives into the city, now is the time more than ever to support graduates to stay and create and live here. There will be less and less generation of creativity and therefore culture coming from the university, therefore it is community and artist led ventures that should lead the way to offering a point of contact for members of the community to network, to successfully develop and deliver projects that regenerate unused space and provide further support.