The Art Station has refurbished the first floor of an old post office and telephone exchange for use as a new creative industries hub for coastal SuffolkFind Out More
The Art Station is a charity arts organisation providing a new creative hub in Saxmundham, a rural market town in coastal Suffolk. Having completed a major refurbishment of the first floor of a former 1950’s telephone exchange and post office, The Art Station’s unique venue has become a base for a dynamic and engaging arts and community programme.
We aim to unlock potential and effect real change – enabling people to come together to form communities around the creative industries and tech. By providing affordable creative space for local artists, makers and tech developers, alongside exhibition and event spaces, The Art Station is developing new networks in the region and provides access to unique creative opportunities.
Photo: Dean Brannagan, 2021
The Art Station is a charity arts organisation, having developed a new workspace for the creative industries in Saxmundham, it now acts as a base for an engaging arts programme that serves the local community and coastal Suffolk
“The creation of studios, work spaces and a meeting point for the cultural and creative community in rural East Suffolk, has the potential to build the local economy and sense of place.”
Jayne Knight (arts development manager, Suffolk County Council)
Our project to open up the former telephone exchange downstairs at The Art Station received lots of coverage in the local news, including articles on the BBC and East Anglian Daily Times plus interviews on BBC Radio Suffolk and ABC Radio.
Artist Fiona Grady will be returning to The Art Station this October to create a large installation across The Art Station’s iconic first floor windows.
Book your place on free online events to mark the launch of the virtual exhibition of The Waiting Place a collaborative project and group exhibition curated by Ann-Marie James and Emily Godden, commissioned by The Art Station.
We’re looking for four young people with existing creative training, skills and experience who will work as part of our team to assist in developing Art Station’s facilities and activities. You’ll be supporting the delivery of our arts, tech and learning programme including exhibitions, discussions, events and training.
Join our new Artist-Led Peer Crit and Network Groups
Fun online art, coding and yoga activities and resources for children and families.
Arts Council England ( Project Grants) has awarded us £15000 for our launch programme over the next six months.
Phase One of our refurbishment has been moving steadily forwards since March despite the many challenges that we’ve faced during the Covid-19 pandemic.
On 9th April 2020 we successfully raised £14,000 with 116 supporters in 42 days. Thank you to everyone who took part.
Good news in the East Anglian Daily Times – big thank you to our supporters New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnerships.
Work will be starting on the refurbishment in spring/summer 2020 and we will be looking for artists/makers/tech developers to join us
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