Positive Light Projects Creative Hub

by Positive Light Projects in Exeter, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 18th March 2021 we successfully raised £37,818 with 405 supporters in 35 days

To raise funds to transform a dilapidated building in Exeter into a community arts space, gallery, darkrooms and artist studios.

by Positive Light Projects in Exeter, England, United Kingdom

Creative Hub Update

Hi all,

We just wanted to give everyone a quick update.

The builders start work on renovating the space on Monday, there is a LOT to do! Mains electrical distribution and power outlets throughout the building, lighting & emergency lighting, building wide heating, asbestos removal, fire alarm and security systems, plumbing works including a street level accessible toilet, and then a LOT of cleaning (which you'll know if you have seen the current state of the building!!) then the painting & decorating! We will be putting a call out for volunteers to help with the cleaning and painting when we get to that stage so if you fancy putting on your overalls and getting your hands dirty for a day or two, you'll know where to come! There'll be music and pizza and cold beer at the end of the day for all who get involved!

We hope to have the majority of this work done by early June when we will begin to slowly, safely and appropriately, open up the space and we are working towards a proper launch party towards the end of September.

For those of you who are due rewards, we are working on it and hope to get them out to you asap. Many of these won't be able to happen until we are able to meet in person, which will most likely not happen until July / August time, but things that can come through the post we will get out sooner. 

Over the summer we are planning all sorts of exciting events - workshops, classes, talks, and a range of creative activities, some aimed at specific community groups, some open to the public, so we hope to see many of you in real life before too long!

Once again, thank you everyone for your generous contributions! Without you none of this would be happening, we really cannot that you enough!

The sun is shining, the pubs and cafe's are open, the BBQs are burning and we are excited about what the future brings!!!

Very best wishes,

Positive Light Projects

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Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation

£10 or more

Name on 'Patrons Plaque'.

Have your name included on a plaque celebrating all of the people who helped to create the space and make the whole project possible.

£2 or more

I don't want anything thanks!

Don't want a reward? Just feeling generous and excited to be a part of the project? Contribute whatever you can and you get a warm fuzzy feeling and a virtual hug from us!

£5 or more

Thank you card

A thank you card designed by one of our resident artists.

£20 or more

Positive Light Projects Tote Bag

Organic Cotton Tote Bag made by The Pelican Project - Where Disability Belongs (And your name on the 'Patrons Plaque').

£30 or more

Positive Light Projects T-Shirt

Screen Printed Organic Cotton T-Shirt made by Double Elephant. (And your name on the 'Patrons Plaque').

£35 or more

7 of 30 claimed

Limited Edition Screen Print

Limited edition screen print made by Freefall (Exeter Phoenix based youth arts group) inspired by the building.

£50 or more

Merch Bundle

Merchandise Bundle! Thank you card, Tote Bag & T-Shirt. And your name on the 'Patrons Plaque'.

£50 or more

23 of 25 claimed

Susan Derges Print

See 'Project Overview' for image of print. Please add £15 to your donation for delivery outside of the UK.

£50 or more

Jack Latham Print

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£65 or more

9 of 50 claimed

Photographic Portrait

Have your portrait taken by Brendan Barry. Brendan will be constructing a giant walk-in camera with built in darkroom in the space & using it to capture portraits onto b&w analogue photographic paper. You will get to take away an 16x20" unique print. Sessions will be in Exeter on a sign up basis on allotted days when COVID restrictions allow. Social distancing & all appropriate safety measure will be in place. (And name on the 'Patrons Plaque')

£80 or more

13 of 30 claimed

Couples Portrait

Have a portrait of you and your partner taken by Brendan Barry. Brendan will be constructing a giant walk-in camera with built in darkroom in the space & using it to capture portraits onto b&w analogue photographic paper. You will get to take away a 16x20" unique print. Sessions will be in Exeter on a sign up basis on allotted days. Social distancing & all appropriate safety measure will be in place. (And all your names on the 'Patrons Plaque')

£100 or more

18 of 30 claimed

Family Portrait

Have your family portrait taken by Brendan Barry. Brendan will be constructing a giant walk-in camera with built in darkroom in the space & using it to capture portraits onto b&w analogue photographic paper. You will get to take away a 16x20" unique print. Sessions will take place in Exeter on a sign up basis on allotted days. Social distancing & all appropriate safety measure will be in place. (And all your names on the 'Patrons Plaque')

£100 or more

0 of 5 claimed

Elizabeth Gleave Print

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£100 or more

2 of 5 claimed

Nicky Thompson Print

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£100 or more

0 of 5 claimed

Patrick Cullum Print

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£100 or more

0 of 5 claimed

Sian Bonnell Print

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£120 or more

4 of 5 claimed

Aaron Schuman Print

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£150 or more

0 of 5 claimed

Cheryl Newman Print

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£150 or more

1 of 5 claimed

Jessica Lennan Print

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£150 or more

1 of 5 claimed

Michelle Sank Print

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£200 or more

9 of 10 claimed

Brendan Barry Print

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£200 or more

4 of 5 claimed

Jason Evans Print

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£200 or more

2 of 5 claimed

Sian Davey Print

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£250 or more

Tour of the building

A guided tour of the building at a time convent for you. See what we're up to and learn all about our plans for the space (COVID lockdown restrictions dependent). (Included with this is a personal portrait and your name on the 'Patrons Plaque').

£300 or more

0 of 5 claimed

Corporate / Business Group Photo

Group photo taken by Brendan Barry. Brendan will be constructing a giant walk-in camera with built in darkroom in the space & using it to capture portraits onto b&w analogue photographic paper. You will get to take away a 16x20" unique print. Sessions will take place in Exeter on a sign up basis on allotted days. Social distancing & all appropriate safety measure will be in place. (And all your names on the 'Patrons Plaque'

£300 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Fern Leigh Albert Print

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£300 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Stephen Raff Unique Wet Plate

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£500 or more

4 of 6 claimed

Name a Studio

Have a studio named in your honour! There are 6 spaces in the building designated as individual artist studios, a specially deigned plaque will sit above the door of each, potentially with your name on it!

£1,000 or more

1 of 5 claimed

Camera Obscura Workshop

A full day personal photography workshop with Brendan Barry in his studio using a camera obscura with a built in darkroom to learn all about the mechanics of photography. Use the camera to create a series of 16x20” traditional analogue black & white photographic prints, subject matter of your choosing, to take home. (Groups of up to 4 people allowed. COVID restrictions dependent). (And all your names on the 'Patrons Plaque').

£95 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Robert Darch Book & Print

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£95 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Steve McCracken Print

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£200 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Oliver Raymond-Barker Unique Print

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£350 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Ross Sonnenberg Print

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£375 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Neeta Madahar Print

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£2,000 or more

2 of 2 claimed

Mega Patron

Everything above + uber kudos!

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