A new studio space for artists is opening in an old, abandoned tannery on Fossgate in York. The studio will showcase work from graphic artists, dress designers, photographers and painters. The studio will also host workshops, led by aspiring artists for people who want to hone their craft.
The studio is being started by Jo Walton who previously developed Space 109 Community Arts Project on Walmgate. Knowing the area, I remember it being a derelict unused shop. NOw the space is a thriving centre, being used by people in the community of all ages. Jo left the organisation to start new projects. The old tannery is set to be her latest creative pursuit.
Jo was inspired to create art and upholstery and needed a space for her work – which led to the assumption that other aspiring artists would also need space to work and learn. Although the space is still currently being decorated, we have some pictures below to give you a flavour of the size and dimensions.
This new studio is set to enrich York’s ever growing arts scene, and will open later this month. For more information visit Jo’s website www.whatjodidnext.com.