The south coast’s premier business destination, Lakeside North Harbour Portsmouth, has signed a three year agreement to continue sponsorship of a local arts organisation Art Space Portsmouth and provide installation space on the ground floor of building 1000 Lakeside. The exciting partnership between Lakeside and Art Space Portsmouth, formed in 2008 seeks to bring art into everyday life whilst supporting the work of Portsmouth’s richly talented artist community.
Art Space Portsmouth, originally founded in 1980 by a small group of graduates and lecturers from Portsmouth Polytechnic, is now a thriving group of 45 professional artists; of which 31 have studios in our converted Chapel in Brougham Road. The organisation, a registered charity, is committed to culturally engaging with the community of Portsmouth to encourage the appreciation of all forms of art.
A programme of exhibitions featuring the work of Art Space Portsmouth’s artist members has been agreed to run for the next three years at 1000 Lakeside. The latest exhibition, which runs until May 2016 features work by Geoff Catlow, Gillian Hawkins, Patricia Sharman, Ginny Topp, Jeannie Driver, Jenni Catlow, Mary Stephens, Michael Bartlett, Bridget Lloyd, Patrick Galway, Sue Eves and Angela Elsom.
Letty Clarke, Studio Coordinator at Art Space Portsmouth says: “We are so proud to work alongside Lakeside to provide contemporary art exhibitions; and we are extremely grateful for the support given to help us promote the work of our artist members. We have been lucky to have the support of Lakeside for the last few years with some superb installation space, so it is really fantastic to be offered a three year sponsorship deal.
“Lakeside’s contribution to core costs enables the organisation to maintain the low cost of rent for its studio holders, providing facilities for exhibitions, workshops and seminars; enabling us to promote learning about the creative processes involved in the arts by developing audience appreciation.”
Karen Tyrrell, Client and Communications Manager at Lakeside North Harbour says: “Art Space Portsmouth seeks to promote the intrinsic value of the arts, bringing the work of artists closer to everyday life. The huge number of occupiers and visitors on site often comment about the power and vitality that the artwork provides to our building 1000 Lakeside; so we are delighted to support such talented local artists.
“We are entirely committed to helping and supporting local organisations, so it was a natural fit for us and Art Space Portsmouth. We recognise the value that their contributions make to our local environment and are delighted to support them.”
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Photograph: Karen Tyrrell, Client and Communications Manager at Lakeside North Harbour beside the latest Art Space exhibition in 1000 Lakeside
About Art Space:
Art Space Portsmouth is a registered charity committed to reaching these aims and contributing to the cultural ecology of Portsmouth and the surrounding regions.
Art Space Portsmouth has supported the practices of visual artists through the provision of affordable studios for over 35 years. Our diverse community of members also benefit from practical support, a professional peer network and a range of projects and activities designed to promote, advance and improve the arts in Portsmouth.
Art Space Portsmouth is committed to supporting and encouraging the practices of visual artists at every stage of their careers in the development of new work through:
• The provision of 31 affordable studio spaces in the heart of Portsmouth since 1980
• An artist development programme strategically focused on supporting, promoting and advancing the ambitions of ASP Artist Members and Associates
• GASP Project Space and resources, accessible to all ASP Artist Members
• A Co-operative community of artist members
• Culturally engaging with the wider community of Portsmouth
Art Space Portsmouth embeds opportunities for artists in financial need throughout its programme and provision.