The Art Station - a new creative space in Suffolk

by The Art Station in Saxmundham, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 9th April 2020 we successfully raised £14,000 with 116 supporters in 42 days

PUTTING CREATIVITY AT THE HEART OF A SUFFOLK MARKET TOWN.

by The Art Station in Saxmundham, England, United Kingdom

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.

buzzmitchell.bigcartel.com
instagram.com/buzz.mitchell

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.   

Thank you   

theartstation.uk

art station notebook and cotton tote bag


Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£50 or more

6 of 50 claimed

Limited edition poster, tote bag/notebook

Lovely limited edition hand printed poster + Art Station notebook + Art Station Tote bag

£10 or more

Art Station tote bag

Extremely stylish and useful - Art Station tote bag - the striking Art Station graphic on a natural background.

£25 or more

Art Station tote bag and notebook

Get started sketching with an Art Station notebook + the extremely stylish and useful Art Station Tote bag

£100 or more

2 of 20 claimed

Free 2 month membership of Art Station hot desking

2 months free hotdesking membership + Limited edition hand printed poster. After the refurb you'll have free membership of Art Station Hot desking for two months - so you can stop working out of the bedroom and meet other freelancers and join our creative network

£100 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Bright yellow cow-hide satchel by Studio Vandertas

Mini satchel in an eye catching bright yellow cow hide, with a cross body adjustable army webbing strap. w. 21cm x h. 13.5cm d. 5.5cm. Locally based Vandertas designs and produces unique handmade bags with vintage looks and elements. We use high quality durable leather, vintage fabrics, used army canvas.Materials are individually selected, which makes each product leaving the workshop a unique crafted piece. vandertas.co.uk IG @vandertas

£100 or more

2 of 10 claimed

Art Station illustration by Bill Butcher

Bill Butcher has created a new illustration for Art Station in a limited edition of 10 on Hahnemuhle etching paper. A3 size (420 x 297 cm) (Larger size available for £200.) Artist-illustrator Bill Butcher aims to make the idea the focus of the illustration in order to tell the story. Bill's ciients include; Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Financial Times, How To Spend It, The Economist, The Guardian, Phaidon Books. billbutcher.com

£100 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Platter by Lydia Hardwick, from East of Eden Store

With a unique and eye catching design, this platter is a standout piece for any table! Each line on this terracotta plate has been inlaid by hand using white clay. It is sealed with a transparent glaze, making it suitable for everyday use. It can also be hung on the wall as a decorative object. 33cm diameter. Lydia Hardwick, ceramicist based in London/Essex. Reward offered by East of Eden Store @_east_of_eden_store www.east-of-eden.co.uk

£200 or more

0 of 2 claimed

Tree - Monotype drawing by Emma Withers

An original drawing by artist Emma Withers whose work connects the landscape, trees and nature with the body and figurative forms. InstaG @emmajwithers rowrowrow.co.uk

£200 or more

0 of 10 claimed

Art Station illustration by Bill Butcher 20 x 24"

Bill Butcher has created a new illustration for Art Station in a limited edition of 10, printed on Hahnemuhle etching paper. 20 x 24" size. Artist-illustrator Bill Butcher aims to make the idea the focus of the illustration in order to tell the story. Bill's ciients include; Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Financial Times, How To Spend It, The Economist, The Guardian, Phaidon Books. billbutcher.com

£250 or more

0 of 20 claimed

Free 6 month membership of Art Station hot-desking

Free membership of Art Station Hot desking for six months + VIP invitations to private views and events. 6 months free hotdesking membership + Limited edition hand printed poster. After the refurb you'll have free membership of Art Station Hot desking for six months - so you can stop working out of the bedroom and meet other freelancers and join our creative network

£250 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Professional Coaching with Scott Hutchinson

Get a personalised, professional coaching session with Scott Hutchinson, an independent consultant, coach and trainer, specialising in career transitions, leadership, team building, peak performance and talent management. Scott has worked with some of the leading companies in his sector, as well as building and running his own business. https://www.linkedin.com/in/bigthree

£250 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Pastel and ink abstract drawing by Phil Robbins

004 An abstract pastel and ink drawing on fine Japanese paper by Phil Robbins. Framed. www.rowrowrow.co.uk/phil-robbins

£250 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Decorated embroidery chest by Studio Sosenka

Beautiful vintage embrodiery chest, hand painted decorations inspired by Eastern European design. Studio Sosenka hand paints each unique piece. IG @studiososenka

£250 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Layering Beech, drypoint etching by Derek Chambers

Layering Beech, a beautiful limited edition( 10) drypoint etching by Derek Chambers. derekchambers.co.uk Framed 60 x 50 cm

£350 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Original graphite drawing by Buzz Mitchell

Original graphite drawing by local artist Buzz Mitchell. Wild Fennel 100cm x 51cm unframed. One of a series of drawings of windswept Suffolk coastal plants observed on her long walks. Buzz likes to draw in the autumn when the beaches are empty and the plants skeletal, blown and dried into beautiful shapes reflecting the salty elements around them, giving them a sense of place. buzzmitchell.bigcartel.com instagram.com/buzz.mitchell

£500 or more

2 of 20 claimed

£500 Reward - your name etched into our stairway!

Your name etched onto our elegant mid-century brick stairway + Limited edition print of original illustration of the Art Station, by renowned illustrator Bill Butcher - www.billbutcher.com + VIP invitations to private views and events

£500 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Jesmonite cast by artist Srin Surti

New Carbon Relic Jesmonite cast 37x30x3cm 2015 (edition of 2)

£1,000 or more

0 of 10 claimed

Your name in on our entrance lobby wall!

Your name on our entrance lobby wall plus + Limited edition print of original illustration of the Art Station by renowned illustrator Bill Butcher - www.billbutcher.com + VIP invitations to private views and events

£1,000 or more

0 of 1 claimed

A triptych of beautiful prints by Abigail Lane

Three limited edition silkscreen prints by Abigail Lane. Silk screen onto gold leaf with embossed signature. Golden Age Triptych to include: Golden Age (Elephant) 2008 Golden Age (Clown) 2008 Golden Age (Cat and Ball) 2008. A wonderful addition for your collection or home. Frame size: 29.69cm x 35.40cm Image size: 13cm x 17.7cm Edition of 20 ( + varying numbers of AP's for each ) prints are unframed

£5,000 or more

0 of 5 claimed

Another chance, a Laurence Edwards bronze portrait

Having sold out of this reward Laurence Edwards has now generously increased his offer to 5 more heads and all profit from these heads will go towards refurb of Art Station. Sculptor Laurence Edwards will model your head in wax and invite you to watch your own unique portrait being cast in bronze. Laurence is an international artist and bronze sculptor based in Saxmundham and showing around the world. See: laurenceedwards.wordpress.com

£10,000 or more

0 of 3 claimed

Have one of our spaces named after you!

Sponsor one of our larger spaces and give it a name of your choice! Choose a name for one of the following: Exhibition space/ Tech space/ Hot desk area/ Café and relax zone/ PLUS VIP invitations to private views and events

£100 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Beautiful silver earrings by Claire Stratton

Beautiful silver earrings with gold post by designer jeweller Claire Stratton. Claire has been making unique jewellery for 25 years and enjoys combining curves, organic forms and colourful gems clairestratton.co.uk

£250 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£250 Reward - Eilidh Allan Cast Oak Apple

A beautiful and unique cast Oak Apple by local Artist Eilidh Allan. You can see her stunning work and casting processes on Instagram - @eilidhallan

£250 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£250 Reward - Doe Leather clutch/Ipad cover

Receive a beautifully crafted clutch/Ipad cover from Doe Leather. Made in England from the bridle leather, with embossed vintage zip pulls that are unique pieces of the family tannery history. Find out more about Doe Leather and their products at www.doeleather.co.uk

£250 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Letterpress Workshop for 2

A exclusive workshop for two people using traditional Victorian Letterpress and wooden or metal type. Spend the day learning and creating with winklebag.com in their Saxmundham studio. https://www.winklebag.com/

£5,000 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Your own portrait in bronze by Laurence Edwards

Sculptor Laurence Edwards will model your head in wax and invite you to watch your own unique portrait being cast in bronze. Laurence is an international artist and bronze sculptor based in Saxmundham and showing around the world. He is currently creating the heads of the remaining miners' community in Doncaster, and elsewhere the nomadic Laplander Sami tribe. For more about his work: laurenceedwards.wordpress.com

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