So this week we are finalising everything with our new building. We should have the keys by the end of the week!!
St Joseph’s Parade is much bigger than our previous studio. At 5000 sq ft we can house more creative people and build a bigger community around making! The building was previously a print work shop and is split over 2 levels. Downstairs will house a large workshop and screen-printing area on one side and a Gallery and event space the other. The gallery space opens out onto a large yard with access for cars and vans for those that work big!
Upstairs there are seven large studio spaces, a kitchen and bathrooms. These studios will be open planned. Some will have personal desks for members the rest will be shared.
Over the first year will be be building a recording studio, offering affordable rates for sound engineers who have clients waiting in the wings! We we also be offering rehearsal space for bands, more on this after we tease out the details!
As before we will have a darkroom, workshop, electronics area and screen-printing facilities, but we want to know what you actually want from a studio so we can build a space that supports our members properly and offers a different model to the traditional artist studio. If you have a spare couple of minutes please fill in our survey here or below and share it around. We need as much information about the real needs of potential members as possible to do our work well.
If you are interested in becoming a member pleas fill out our contact form
Massive thanks to everyone that took part in, helped us and supported us at our exhibitions, events and fundraisers throughout 2013. Ye are brilliant!!
We’ll be back soon in early Jan with news on our new artist studio and gallery. Until then Season’s Greetings to all our A4 family and friends, we wish you all an Incredible New Year!!
Our Professor Impressive and Doctor What?’s Science Activity Book is featured in Tictail’s Christmas Picks!!
You can pick it up for just 2 euro over at our shop!
Ros Lee is a Singapore-born designer that has been living and working in Japan since 2005. After several years of working as an in-house designer, Ros decided to strike out on her own. In 2011 she began working as a design consultant and officially launched the Polkaros brand.
“Polkaros will be showcasing their first handcrafted collection of lifestyle products in their upcoming exhibition and pop up store in Tokyo. The event will be held at Galerie Doux Dimanche Aoyama from 10 － 27 December, 2013. This collection consists of uniquely handcrafted ceramic flower pots and planters, Japanese traditional fabric, Tenugui, gift wrapping paper with original Polkaros patterns and more.
The Polkaros Parade is a gathering of Polkaros designed characters and a celebration of colors, patterns and items that were crafted to add a touch of warmth to a home and put smiles on faces. Polkaros products are inspired by traditional Japanese crafts, but influenced by modern Tokyo lifestyles, offering a mix of classic and modern.”
Now is the time to pick up some Christmas Gifts for your family and friends and we’ll give you a little something for being so good!
We’ve started to make our Christmas decorations!! We put the first layers of paint on the bobbles last night. Today we are making them super cute! If you celebrate Christmas send us some photos of your home-made decorations.
Pick up some excellent pressies for your family and friends over at the A4 Shop!!! They will be truly amazed at your originality and kindness. You can also be selfish and just buy some t-shirts, badges, screen-prints or art books for yourself. You can present them all in a lovely Steeeve Tote bag too!!
We also have some Colour-It-Yourself T-shirts for the very small people in your lives!!
Smugness and a general feeling of “I’m such a good citizen” come free, as all profits go towards our new artist studios and gallery.