Artist Studios – Design Studios – Small Creative Business Start-up Spaces - Flexible Studios to Rent
ASG has a wide range of flexible creative studios to rent within Hereford, perfect for creatives based in Herefordshire and the surrounding areas of Worcestershire, Shropshire and the Wales Borders.
The spaces are ideal for artists, photographers, printers, designers and an array of small creative start-ups including creative technology, software and web design. Other small creative businesses are also welcome to apply to rent space on a monthly basis or to undertake specific projects over a shorter period.
The work spaces are very flexible in terms of space, rental period and come with 24-7 access at times to suit you. Above all it’s a chance to work in your own dedicated space but have the company of other people and be part of a supportive creative community.
In addition to studio space, you will be able to take advantage of exhibition opportunities, artists’ workshops, participation in h.Art (Herefordshire Art Week), and a membership of Framework Herefordshire would also be available. Framework Herefordshire is a support network for artists at the start of their career.
Studios spaces are flexible in size ranging from 4.5 to 10 square metres floor-space. They are well lit and have the benefit of heating/air conditioning which makes them pleasant to work in throughout the year. There is Wi-Fi, a shared exhibition and display space, comprehensive kitchen facilities, a communal space for refreshments as well as a shared library of arts books and magazines.
ASG Creative Studios is part of Apple Store Gallery and Framing Studio which also hosts regular art exhibitions and has a wide range of framing services available, for which discounts are available for studio practitioners.
Continuing my daily walks in Nunnery Wood, I have begun creating ink and acrylic panoramas highlighting the vibrant colours of early summer.
Patrick Mooney is continuing to write and has dedicated this poem to his 'pet tortoise'.
An Isolation Story / (Barking Mad)
Self-isolation, forced isolation, feeling the restrain, fighting the boredom, blocking out the pain...lock down in full flow...an empty Hightown is all we now know, a handful of shops are spared from sudden death, due to the essentials that only they alone can sell.
No furlough for me you see, carry on working they say day to day or nights as the case maybe…
The sunshine is bright and the afternoon heating up to a hot one, as Shelly and I sit under a crystal blue sky.
More thinking time as I pour myself a drink, Shelly would nod if she could, but I’m sure that I have just caught a blink...
I open her shell, as she doubles as an ashtray, tapping her gently on the head, as I open up on my feeling’s, feeling the strain, feeling the pain, believe me being quarantined on your own, can feel like a life time...a life of solitude I don’t wish to get used to.
Seven weeks in and I put pen to paper...explaining to Shelly what I am about to write, I can tell her anything you know, however the conversation is slow, as she just sits there and looks on in a daze...
Observing me as I look at my BBQ...a BBQ for one I don’t think so, barking mad they would say and certainty take me away.
Seven weeks in and I’m missing the pub, not just for the drink, but the company you see, as I explain to Shelly, while pouring myself another drink...she’s not convinced as she stands there on all fours and continues staring back at me, with that hundred year old blank expression…
Barking mad they would say, if I ever admitted this friendship to anyone outside of our world and I’m sure that Shelly agrees as I flick some more ash inside her camouflaged back.
As I open my book, I’m sure Shelly is taking a sneaky look, so I turn to give her a better view, as the sun rays beat down on both of us…
I realise that I am missing my family and friends and wonder if I should tell them about Shelly when we next meet? Or maybe not...barking mad they would say and certainty take me away.
I finish my beer, dumbing my cigar out on Shelly’s open back, closing her shell gently, before heading for a walk along the river path…
I thought for a moment about taking Shelly in my pocket, for a change of scenery and all that..but what if I was to fall over or even hurt my back. Then the emergency staff would go through my pockets searching for my ID and find Shelly staring back at me...barking mad they would say and certainty take me away.
Lots of people out on the river Wye...but I’m sure not everyone can count? Two metres I don’t think so...no...no...no...
Bicycles galore, dog walkers I’ve never seen so many...bodies young and old, moving
at a steady pace, Shelly defiantly would look out of place.
As I round the corner near the rowing club, I’m sure that I can hear clapping, it must be a Thursday night...as a community we salute the NHS, front line workers and beyond.
I wish now that I had brought my Shelly with me...but never mind it’s something to talk about when I get return home…
Just hoping that the neighbours don’t see me sitting out back...barking mad they would say, call the ambulance and take him away.
During the lock-down I have been working in the garden, both painting and drawing. I also joined in Tom Croft’s Portraits for NHS workers scheme.
A new take on gardening leave. Who'd ever have thought it!
Kate Dawson has transferred her studio to her colourful garden, which has inspired three watercolours reflecting the seasons. Meadow, oil and cold wax, looks forward to our upcoming exhibition celebrating the Wildflower Meadows of Herefordshire.
The past few weeks, until the much needed rain arrived today, have been creatively productive. My garden has become my canvas and, with nature's help, has provided an evolving series of images of delight.
These pictures represent the journey I have been on during lockdown, some are very much influenced by my garden. In these strange times I have found that the extra time has made me consider my work over a longer period, which has been useful.
I graduated from the Hereford College of Arts in Textile Design in 2017 and have come to realise my work remains closely connected to my childhood home in the South West Pacific.. And where I live now.
As a Textile Designer my work is mainly influenced by architecture, travels, objects and collections. Photography plays a part in how I collect images and these are usually my primary source from which I develop my work.
All of my work is bold and colourful. Cutting and collaging are how I construct my designs and from this I build up my designs digitally. All of my creativity is about painting, collaging and placing. I also have a small studio at Apple Store gallery to screen print.
Within in my practice, I am very interested in sustainability, slow fashion, organic textiles and looking at how all of these principles come together to make my appar-el high quality while remain affordable, bright and fun. All surplus textile waste are made into useful pouches and tote bags, so no waste.
All my designs are realised in to apparel .All apparel is made in Britain and printed in Britain.
My aim is to design patterns that are colourful and striking and make people happy to wear and enjoy.