The Artspace project introduces professional artists with specialist skills to Barrow and South Cumbrian schools and to the wider community. Working with artists from within our region, we establish sustainable creative partnerships with our local authority, the areas creative industries and institutions, providing time and resources to devise and deliver innovative projects that combine traditional art skills with digital media, performance and research.
Since 2017 we have begun to explore aspects of significant sites and their role in our perception of place and history. Working from a base at the Sir John Barrow Cottage we have established partnerships with our local authority, Ulverston Coronation Hall and Green Lane Archaeology. "SJB3: Manners and Amusements" was the first body of work and events to result, followed by our "Storyfair' project with the Sir John Barrow School, now in its 5th year, and hosted by Furness Traditions Festival.
In 2022 our "Still Waters" project saw us exploring landscape, social history and memory in Askam In Furness.
In 2023 we are working with MIND In Furness, St Mary's Hospice and loca schools and families. Our 2023 visual arts project in Ulverston, "Art And Minds" continues, and " Handmade" will see us extend our work with MIND In Furness to include further visual work,sound and creative writing projects
On this site is a full record of our work from our first residency programme in 2013-14 to the present.
We welcome your ideas and proposals.