Located in the Old Brewery by the river on the edge of Alston, Brewhouse Studios is a new initiative combining the talents and experience of Julia Neubauer, a well established textile designer and facilitator with those of Sophie Howgego a textile artist who is just starting out as a business. The studio complex will have a separate studio for each artist combined with a workshop/events area. There is also a large exhibition space adjacent to the studios that can be used on an ad hoc basis for larger events.
We aim to create a comfortable, safe, welcoming space to meet/ share ideas and provide training opportunities, both formally and on a pop in basis. It will be a place to share resources, experiences and knowledge. Networking, collaborations and collective working practices will be key elements to the project with a shared marketing initiative also planned.
Pop up events to promote locally produced goods combining with local businesses and markets are envisaged, to increase footfall to the area.
A range of drop in craft sessions and timetabled longer courses are central to the project to promote well-being and combat social isolation through creativity. Building confidence, skill sharing and the preservation of traditional crafts will be central to the project.
The project aims to recycle and upcycle as much as possible to create a contemporary space that people will enjoy being in.
For more information e-mail: Julia@brewhousestudios.co.uk