Pocket Number-18: Arches Studios, Captain’s Place

38033452_10100631638915217_5689867253768519680_nArches Studios is situated beneath Southampton’s Central Bridge in Grade II listed Victorian arches which once housed a cattle market. Today, they have been redeveloped to give studio space to Southampton artists, potters, sculptors, printmakers, illustrators, craftsmen and filmmakers.

I visited on a Sunday afternoon during the annual Open Studios weekend when residents 37977220_10100631638875297_7807182596214882304_n38147568_10100631638880287_4760044917659533312_nopened their studios to the public. Unfortunately, I had arrived too late to see a tug-of-war between artists and curators (artists won) but a meditation class was still happening in a marquee, Malaysian street food and craft beer were being served and there was a glow-in-the-dark drawing wall.

I roamed the studios and have listed below in alphabetical order (of their first names), some of the residents I was able to grab a card for, along with where you can find them online:

Asten: www.astenholmeselliott.com | Beverley: www.beverleydaniels.co.uk |Chris: www.cudlipsculpture.com | Emily: etsy.com/uk/shop/SeeEmilyClay | Jaimé: jaimakessculpture.wixsite.com/arts | Jodie: www.jodiewalters.org | Joss: www.josslopez.com | Kristine: erminasa.tumblr.com |Lizzie: www.lizzjonesart.co.uk | Nathan: www.n-evans.com | Pauline: www.paulinepratt.com | Peter: https://twitter.com/PeterAMcginnis | Stewart: www.stewartbeckett.com .

On arrival, I found Nicola, and then found her studio space at the back of arch 10. Her artistic practice concerns communication and technology and systems. You can visit her work online, here: www.nicola-anderson.tumblr.com  

38160637_10100631638785477_5615336922504232960_nNicola told me to put on the montage anything I found 38217177_10100631638805437_201839612958605312_naround the area so I collected an assortment of flora colonizing pavement cracks and wall fissures. I also found a discarded lock shackle

Nicola then sent me to say hello to Susan at City Eye.

Pocket Number 19: Susan at City Eye >>


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