Despite the challenges of Covid 19. We will be going ahead with the refurb. This is your opportunity to join us on our unstoppable journey, putting creativity at the heart of a Suffolk market town.
Be part of it! Unlock potential and effect real change, enabling people to come together, and form communities around creative industries, culture and tech.
The Art Station is a non-profit arts organisation, developing a creative hub in Saxmundham, a historic market town in rural coastal Suffolk. We are raising money to refurbish a 3000 sq ft creative space for local artists, makers and tech developers, with exhibition and event space right on the High Street in Saxmundham.
We need to crowdfund another £30,000 to get the refurb started.
Our new space will become a supportive network right in the high street of this historic market town, where an increase of economic and cultural activity will make a real difference. Out of the hub, we’re developing an arts programme for the community of Saxmundham and coastal Suffolk, offering work experience, internships and volunteering - engaging young people with their future, the high street and the town.
How will your money be used?
The first floor of the Old Post Office in Saxmundham is the new home for The Art Station, and you can be a part of developing this building into a thriving, creative and progressive space for the community!
Your donations will go towards funding the refurbishment including:
- implementing safe and sustainable heating and lighting systems
- creating studios
- creating hot-desking and tech facilities
- gallery and exhibition spaces
- dedicated rooms for printing and community networking
Your donations will develop this building into vibrant, practical and exciting space, encouraging and supporting creativity in coastal Suffolk.
Take a look at what you could be a part of…
We have some unique rewards SEE REWARDS for your donations, including original art pieces from local artists including Laurence Edwards and Abigail Lane, Jane Watt, Emma Withers and Suffolk makers, designers including Buzz Mitchell, Eilidh Allan, Doe Leather, Studio 90, Studio Vandertas. We have sessions with professional coaches like Scott Hutchinson and a personalised contemporary dance session with Debbie Watkins Jones.
Laurence Edwards - https://laurenceedwards.wordpress.com
Golden Circus triptych, silkscreen on to gold leaf, three beautiful prints by Abigail Lane. 29.26 cm x 35.40 cm. abigaillane.co.uk
New Carbon Relic Jesmonite cast 37x30x3cm 2015 (edition of 2) Pledge £500
Layering Beech, a limited edition drypoint etching by Derek Chambers. Pledge £250. Framed 60 x 50 cm derekchambers.co.uk
Wild Fennel. Beautiful 0riginal graphite drawing by local artist Buzz Mitchell.
100cm x 51cm unframed. Reward for a £350 pledge. Part of a short series of drawings of windswept Suffolk coastal plants observed on her long walks.
vintage hand painted embroidery chest by Studio Senka - pledge £250
Mini satchel in an eye catching bright yellow cow hide by Studio Vandertas www.vandertas.co.uk
Beautiful Claire Stratton earrings - pledge £100 clairestratton.co.uk
The Art Station Limited edition illustration by Bill Butcher billbutcher.com
2 editions of 10. Pledge £100 for A3 size. Pledge £200 for 20x24"size.
Beautiful monotype drawing by Emma Withers - pledge £200.
Pastel and ink drawing on Japanese paper by Phil Robbins. 9 x 13 " Framed. Pledge £250
Reward for £100 pledge. Lydia Hardwick terracotta platter, offered by @east_of_eden_store. Each line on this terracotta plate has been inlaid by hand using white clay. 33m diameter
Plus many more rewards, SEE REWARDS - including one of our spaces named permanently after you or someone you want to honour, or you name etched into the bricks on our stairway or featured on our entrance reception wall.
We're also offering the opportunity to join our hot-desking network for freelance workers with access to workspace and meeting areas.
We look forward to your donations.
art station notebook and cotton tote bag