Untitled portrait, oil and polychromos pencil on panel 60 x 60 cm 2018 by Zachary Walsh
At Studio 18 we have big plans for the future, including exhibitions, community projects and opportunities for young people. Our main barrier to achieving our aims is the constraints of the building. We need £2,500 to replace the electrics so that we can accommodate larger events and continue using the space throughout the winter months.
We are hosting a Bring Your Own Beamer exhibition in March, an open-sourced film screening where artists are invited to bring their own projector and show their video work. This will be the closing event for Stroud Film Festival 2020. To do this we need the electrics in good working order to support the use of multiple video projectors.
Please invest what you can so that this very special place can continue to survive and thrive and to have a positive impact on the local community. Rewards for donating include tickets to the BYOB event and after party, and a chance to win a painting by Studio 18 director Zachary Walsh. Keep an eye out for future fundraising events to help us reach our target!
About Studio 18
Studio 18 is new gallery and studio space near Brimscombe Port in Stroud. Since last year the team have put countless hours, as well as their own money, into transforming the disused industrial building into a functioning gallery. Our main aim is to create a place where anyone can get involved in the arts and can find other like-minded people for collaboration, support and mentorship.
So far we have hosted several successful exhibitions and events, including the Studio 18 Taster Session in January, the Open Exhibition in July and the 25 and Under show in September. As part of the Open Exhibition we put an open call out to anyone, including groups such as the Nelson Trust, to submit work . The 25 and Under show offered artists just starting out in their careers a chance to show their work in a professional setting and to be involved in the whole process including curation, installation and event organisation. This has already led to further opportunities for several of our young artists, including other exhibitions and a spin-off group who are working on project involving the regeneration of outdoor urban spaces. We have also begun a project with Thrupp Parish Council to revive the bus stops along the A419 in conjunction with local artists and schools, and to build a sense of community in Thrupp Parish.
This project offers rewards in return for your donation.