Look Again…Lancaster graduates step out to fill ‘The GAP’ with the local community.
Three BA Fine Art students have been awarded £2,300 to fund a special residency in Morecambe, which will see them launch ‘The GAP Studio’, a collective art space, in The Arndale Shopping Centre, Morecambe. Funding has come from the community improvement group Creative West End (CWE) and Lancaster District CVS, who support
and represent the voluntary sector, to deliver the eco-project in Morecambe.
Núria Rovira, Kasia Tatys and Georgina Harris, who graduated with First Class Honours in BA Fine Art this summer, ran a series of special guided walks throughout in October.
The aim of The GAP Studio is to help the trio develop their artistic careers and contribute to the local arts scene with a contemporary arts approach that benefits and grows from the community.
Jules Abraham, from Creative West End, says: “It is fantastic that the group have taken the opportunity to undertake a project supported by CWE and we hope we can form further such partnerships in the years ahead as we each move on with our creative journeys.”
And Siân Johnson, who chairs the Venus & Cupid Arts Trust based in the Arndale says “We were very pleased to be able to offer shared space in our unit to these bright young artists from Lancaster University at the start of their careers. “It is part of the objects of the trust to help young people in Morecambe to develop artistic skills and these three young artists also have experience in educational and community engagement work as part of their degree course.”
To see more of their projects and to see how they brought Morecambe’s buildings to life at Christmas, visit their site https://www.thegapstudio.co.uk/projects