I first mentioned the Ironside Studios a while back when they were just looking into starting up. Now I'm happy to say that not only did they fill every single one of their studios with lovely arty folk, they're now looking at expanding!! So if you're still keen to find studio space in our awesome building - here's your second chance:Ironside Studios opened in Kensington in February 2009 with twenty individual studio spaces. Ironside currently houses a variety of artists and designers. These include several sculptors, industrial designers, textile and fashion designers, screen printers, set designers, lighting designers and animators.
Ironside Studios is now considering expanding to accommodate a further twenty artists and designers.
The studios are suitable for a wide range of artistic practices, particularly those that require ground level access and a more industrial space.
A combination of individual lockable spaces and open-plan spaces will be available. Lockable spaces range in size from 16 to 32 square metres and in price from $50 to $95 per week accordingly. Each lockable space has solid floor-to-ceiling white walls.
Open-plan spaces will each be 12 to 16 square metres at $40 per week, in a group of eight to ten. These will be more suitable for those with a quieter practice.
These prices include all expenses except internet access. High speed internet is available at a further
$15 per month. All spaces have lighting and power points, 24 hour access and use of the communal kitchen and sink area. Some studios have natural light. The studios are easy to get to on public transport, or by bike or vehicle. At this stage we're looking at the studios being available by September.
Ironside would love to hear from any practicing artists and designers who may be interested in a studio space. If you would like further information, or to register your interest, please contact Laura at firstname.lastname@example.org with a brief description/images of your practice and an indication of the kind of space you may be interested in. If you know of any others that may be interested please feel free to forward this email on to them.
I stole a whole bunch of photos from Spin Spin's blog - hope you don't mind, Susan!
Front door of existing studios (photo courtesy of Spin Spin!)
Entrance hall of existing studios (photo courtesy of Spin Spin!)
Front yard (photo courtesy of Spin Spin!)
The view from the street (photo courtesy of Spin Spin!)