Spode Launch for Stoke Arts and Open Studios
A celebration event to launch the 43 new ACAVA Studios at Spode Works will take place on Saturday 24 September. The event will also celebrate the completion of the Spode Rose Garden, by Airspace Gallery, and will be a first for the Stoke Art Map listing activities by other arts organisations in Stoke’s burgeoning art scene participating on the day.
The event will launch a three-month artist’s residency with Nicola Winstanley at Spode Works, based at ACAVA Studios, where the artist will carry out a ‘creative mapping’ of emergent arts initiatives in Stoke-on-Trent – capturing the moment in the revitalisation of the town. Nicola will help to produce a participatory artwork involving local people and creative workers, using printing techniques that reference ceramic printing pioneered at Spode.
The residency will open a longer-term arts programme based at Spode exploring the nature of ‘work’, with a series of artists’ commissions and residencies responding to the historic Spode site, reflecting on the nature of creative work and Spode’s changing role in the regeneration of Stoke.
Saturday 24 September | 12–9pm
12.30pm – opening of the Spode Rose Garden with Cllr. Ali Brown
1.15pm – opening of ACAVA Studios : Spode Works with Cllr. Ali Brown
Followed by events at the ACAVA Studios and throughout Stoke-on-Trent and (details to follow on the Stoke Art Map)
Saturday and Sunday 24/25 September | 12–6pm
ACAVA Studios : Spode Works – Open Studios
ACAVA Studios : Spode Works
Stoke on Trent ST4 1QQ
Spode Rose Garden
Stoke on Trent ST4
Listen to Stoke Art Map – The Story Behind the Map, an audio piece by Steve Perry recorded during the launch:
- Open Studios 2018
- New studios at Spode Works, what kind of spaces are needed?
- ACAVA Church Street Studios: new studios available
- Open Studios
- Interfuse student exhibition
- Art Lunch with Chris Reader
- Artists’ Networking
- Acava Studios: Spode Works for Stoke as UK City of Culture 2021
- New film Re-Stoked, Stoke’s artistic revival
- Stoke-on-Trent Artist at Work, an exhibition by artist in residence Nicola Winstanley
- Nicola Winstanley’s residency and exhibition
- Dust Exhibition
- Spode Launch for Stoke Arts and Open Studios
- Open Day
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