Bow Arts in partnership with the Royal Foundation of St Katharine has created space for 12-15 artists and craftspeople in St Katharine's Precinct -a meanwhile project in Limehouse, London E14, from September 2015. Situated minutes from the Limehouse DLR station and only 15 minutes walk from the Bow Arts' Rum Factory studios in Wapping, the studios will bring creative activity and produce income to support on site arts led educational projects alongside the Royal Foundation of St Katharine’s community café space and reflective space. You can lean more about the wider St Katharine's Precinct at the project website.
Bow Arts artist and King of the Bottletops, Robson Cezar has taken up residence at St Katharine's throughout July and August to create a large scale mural for St Katharine's Precint. Join Robson as he makes spectacular pictures from humble bottletops. This is a brilliant opportunity to learn how the artist makes his work as well as a chance to experience working on a public art commission. All are welcome, just come along to St Katherine’s Precinct any weekday or Sundays between 11am and 3pm to offer a hand. Got some bottletops going spare? Why not bring them along to Robson and help contribute to his work! Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
The first Open Studios took place 30th April from 2pm - 8pm. Read more about the event here. We will be running regular Open Events, different each time as the space grows so do watch this space!
Please register with us if you are interested in applying for one of these studio spaces. We are creating these studio spaces with a specific aim to create a visible active creative presence on the site. To this end we will give priority to those individuals who not only can demonstrate they will be using the spaces actively and regularly but will also be willing to and benefit from participating in Open Studios / Arts Markets at least once a quarter.
This site is now fully occupied but through registering you will be kept up to date with any availability that comes up.
Full sizes and prices for the 12 spaces and a layout plan of the site can be downloaded as a .pdf here.
Speaking on their blog about the Precint project, The Royal Foundation of St Katharine have said:
"We’ll be opening up to the community in a way we haven’t done for many years and exploring more about how The Foundation can better engage with its local community.
We hope to create a place where people will enjoy coming together over food and drink or to just find some peace, and reflect. Where you can work to build community and improve people’s wellbeing. Where people can come together with others to explore their creativity and perhaps start up that project or talk about that idea they’ve been thinking about for a while but haven’t known quite what to do with."
The Yurt Cafe on its launch day
The studios form part of the Precinct, which also has a Yurt community cafe and reflective space, a community and wellbeing hub, and from autumn 2016 an outdoor cinema.