The Station launches new space for artists

The Station in Richmond has launched a new pop-up space for artists.

The Substation, situated on the platform opposite Angel’s Share Bakery, will provide creative space for both artists and visitors to enjoy.

After the recent success of a pop-up gallery and studio sale from artist Sue Dewhurst and jewellery maker Carol Watson in December, The Substation will now be available for artists and craftspeople to take residency on a four weekly basis, with the opportunity to exhibit and sell their art, and to hold workshops.

Gallery co-ordinator Jenny Rasbeary said: “The versatility of the Substation means that both up and coming and established artists have even more control about how they would like their art to be displayed.

“A pop-up gallery/shop means artists can really get to know their customers whilst also having the space to work.

“They can organise workshops, meet the artists days or just be there to sell.”

The new space is already boasting fantastic bookings from notable local artists such as Nora Yates, Jilly Johnston, Ellenware Ceramics, Jill Clay, Suzanne Wright Ceramics, plus photographer Kate Mitford, who will be having an open studio for dog and children’s portraits later in the year.

The Substation is also the location for some of The Station’s own programmes.

There are children’s craft workshops running during February half term and a series of free art workshops for 16-25 year olds, beginning January 31.

If you would like more information on booking The Substation as your creative space, please email Jenny – gallery@thestation.co.uk

For more information on all upcoming events, please see www.thestation.co.uk/whats-on or pick up a timetable of events.