venues and equipment

The New Mercury

Contact Information

Hannah Elton-Wall
Tel: 01594 825111 ext 4
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The New Mercury

Studio 1

A large, light and airy workspace, Studio 1 is used for more messy activities: ceramics, textiles, painting and drawing and print making. It will accommodate sixteen to twenty people depending on the activity. It is on the ground floor with direct wheelchair access from the car park. We have four potter’s wheels, one of them adapted to wheelchair use, an electric kiln and supplies of clay and other materials. The Studio is available for bookings by community groups when not in use for our own classes and workshops on Mondays during Adult term time and more generally in the holidays.

Studio 2

On the first floor with wheel chair access by platform lift, Studio 2 offers a delightful intimate performance space in the evening and a spacious working area in the daytime, with fantastic views over the Forest to the Black Mountains. Equipped for circus performance and suitable for dance it also offers the possibility of daytime meeting space and use as an occasional extra gallery. It will accommodate up to twenty people engaged in physical activity, or forty seated.

Studio spaces cost £12.50 per hour to hire. This fee includes the use of the kitchen which is situated upstairs next door to Studio 2. The kitchen is equipped with sink, kettle, pump pot, fridge and microwave.

For more information, to rent a space or to discuss exhibiting work please contact Hannah on 01594 825111 ext 7 or email hannah@artspacecinderford.org

Gallery spaces

Our two permanent exhibition spaces offer a unique opportunity to showcase both the work created by users of Artspace and through our community projects, as well as a potential resource for artists and craftspeople, both local and national, to exhibit their work in an exiting, lively and friendly arts centre. The galleries have wheelchair access from the front door of the building.

We do not charge rent for the gallery spaces but charge 20% commission on any work sold as a contribution towards overheads and provision of frames etc.

For more information, to rent a space or to discuss exhibiting work please contact Hannah on 01594 825111 ext 7 or email hannah@artspacecinderford.org