11/02/2011

New Studio Space

I moved into my new studio space today. It's at Hamilton House on Stokes Croft in Bristol. It's ran by an organisation called Coexist who re-invent unused spaces.  It makes the most out of the spaces for the local community.  Taken from 'Bristol Listings' . . Coexist Spaces and History Hamilton House is made up of three blocks.
The block facing Stokes Croft is the creative hands of the Coexist project. This block has a range of spaces available to the community – info/expo space providing various advisories, exhibitions and retail space for workshop and tenant creations, movement and dance studios, community meeting spaces, music recording facilities, cinema room, audiovisual conferencing, holistic healing area and of course Stokes Croft’s newest music and arts venue.
In the middle block at the top of the building is the Coexist hot-desking space. This is a hive of enterprise, education, art and social change initiatives. The remaining floors of the middle block are home to studios and workshops.
On the upper floors of the block at the back of the building you will find desk-based organisations including Bristol Wireless and Bristol Foundation Housing, 2QAB and The Adventurists. On the ground floor of this block opening onto City Road is the home of Jakes Bikes and The Bristol Bike Project. 

This is a message on the exterior of the building . . .

From the owner -
Promoting coexistence between each other, ourselves and our environments. Living locally and thinking globally. Lets create the changes we wish to see in the world

I can't wait to have my own space set up where I can leave out all my creative materials and just concentrate on designing and doing.  I think being surrounded my such people will also be a big motivational drive for me.  I'm in space 3C which is a corner space with lots of windows and very good light.  I'm sharing with two other textile people, a costume designer and a knitter.  


One end of my space

I think it may help having the canteen downstairs for that needed drink after a hard days designing!

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