Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Introducing our first associate member.......STUDIO 11 - HADLEY'S HOMESTORE 
Hadleys was born out of a personal passion, the love of salvaged items.  As avid collectors they have a genuine interest in what they sell, and work on the basis that if they love it someone else will too.
Their ranges consist of mostly vintage items, antiques and architectural salvage however they also stock high quality handcrafted goods, either made in house or sourced from UK makers and craftspeople to ensure individuality.
Hadleys also has a a sister company (High Tea at Hadleys) specialising in the hire or purchase vintage crockery and tableware.

If you would like to see what projects they are currently working on please take a look at their blog (within the main hadleys website) www.hadleyshomestore.com. a second blog can be found on the high tea site www.hightea.hadleyshomestore.com

You can also find them on facebook and twitter

Monday, 23 April 2012

After weeks of painting, sawing and hammering, then some more painting and then some more painting supplied with an endless stream of tea and custard creams....we are finallllllly finished!!!!

we perfected our technique of scraping tile glue off the floor.... patent pending!

one of the two larger studios

well earned

F6.Studios open for applications......................................

Saturday, 21 April 2012

This is what we did........

J.P. builder of stuff

stuff J.P. built

apologies for the photography...it was the camera!??.....


Welcome to F6.Studios


This is what we got...........an old call centre

F6. Studios is a Community Interest Company. The company was established to design and manage a project that would make good use of the Rear of the 6th Floor of Commercial Union House.  White Box Projects has signed a master lease with the owners of CU House, covering 5 floors of space, and the White Box vision is to transform the building into city centre creative hub with a range of diverse organisations and creative practices using space to develop their work.  
we aim to;

·        Provide affordable space for emerging artists in the wider community.
·        Provide information and support to individuals needing to access art services.
·        Advance education by providing access to mentoring by resident artists.
We recognise that, for many design artists, accessing a support network is difficult.  F6.Studios proposes to use the rear of Floor 6 as a Resource Centre with a range of spaces serving a variety of needs.  There’ll be individual self contained making spaces, a common use space with shared equipment, and we are working in partnership with the Front of Floor 6, (which is the home of the Newcastle Performance Collective), to develop a front-of-building shared hub area with hot desk facilities.

As important to F6.Studios as providing affordable making space is the opportunity for design artists to collaborate, network and access advice.  F6.Studios will work with partner organisations throughout Commercial Union House to develop these opportunities, as well as collaborating to organise exhibitions, selling events and networking.