The last studio space has now been taken – Lauretta Rapley, an artist based in Chorley, will be moving into the basement next week, alongside Joe and Hannah, setting up a studio space in which she can paint and practise her other art forms. Lauretta said she was looking for somewhere that offered more opportunities to interact with other artists and felt we could provide that as she liked the friendly atmosphere of Oxheys. We are delighted to welcome her aboard, look forward to seeing her work and have her join in with the various activities.
We have had a lot of interest in the studio spaces and there will be some disappointment that there are no longer any available however, we are starting a waiting list so if anyone is still interested, let us know as a space in the basement on a short-term rental to a friend of the landlord may become available.
Now we have a full house, once everything is settled and everyone has finished building their studios, we can start to finish off the various jobs that still need doing around the building and start to plan more events. We all want to run an Open Studios weekend for example, where people can come in, wander around the studios and buy work direct from the resident artists. To make sure you find out about this – do join our mailing list or follow us on Twitter.
Watch this space!