Article type Event
Published 21st August 2014
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Formerly the Childers Street Studios, the Propeller Foundry opens its doors to visitors, invited to see the work, studios and processes of over 80 artists
On the 4th and 5th October, visitors are invited into the Propeller Foundry, previously Childers Street Studios, to see the work, studio space and processes of over 80 resident artists, working in mediums ranging from drawing and painting to glasswork, ceramics and sculpture, and jewellery.
There will also be the opportunity to discover the history of the Propeller Foundry building, originally a space where propellers for the Queen Mary, Queen Elizabeth and the Royal Yacht Britannia were manufactured, with a video and graphic story of the building's life.
The building was converted by Acme Studios 25 years ago, and now supports over 100 artist studios. Despite the conversion, the building has retained its architecturally fascinating industrial character; the Foundry as much a work of art as those made in the studios it holds.
Younger visitors will be able to enjoy the family 'Fun Trail' throughout the huge building, and refreshments like homemade pastries and freshly ground coffee will be available.
The 'Foundry Gallery' will also be opening over the weekend, exhibiting work from other notable artists who have worked at the Propeller Foundry, including Turner Prize nominees.