Garth Gratrix and Transmission - Self Generated Activity and Art Led Spaces
Abingdon Studios is a brand new space in the heart of Blackpool town centre and designed as a place where artists can produce new work while drawing on Blackpool's rich and unique cultural landscape. Set up by Garth Gratrix two years ago in response to the lack of space for artists to work in the town. Garth will be sharing the journey of Abingdon Studios and what these kinds of spaces bring to a place and how this has affected his own practice.
Transmission Gallery has been a fixture in Glasgow since the 1980's. They have a long history of developing young artist's careers, not just with exhibition opportunities but with their rolling managing committee model. UK Young Artists curator Joe Rowley will moderate a discussion with Transmission representatives and the public to delve into this subject and look at its importance.