Sunday, 16 August 2015



‘Studio Group’ is a regular Art Academy activity, exploring new possibilities for how, when and where artwork is made, and questioning the traditional role of the artists studio in this process. Temporary group ‘studio’ sessions are sited in unorthodox settings, often in public space, and are followed by a discussion and sharing of the work that each person has made during the time.

Pomona is the edgeland between Manchester, Salford and Trafford. Once "a pleasure gardens with a palace, this land is now occupied by many different species of flora and fauna, and is one of the few open wild green spaces in the city centre." (description taken from www.mypomona.co.uk)

Owned by Peel Holdings, this space is soon to be developed on which is being contested widely by various groups, due to the existence of rare species and the lack of green space within the city centre. There is still time for alternative proposals to be put forward, ones which include affordable housing as well as development of the green space.

My Pomona - http://www.mypomona.co.uk/home/ was set up to collect artistic responses to the place and the Art Academy will be taking a trip down there to add our responses.

This is going to be a fun session where we wander, explore and make, sharing ideas and tasks to help us to develop our practice.

Meet at Islington Mill at 1pm to walk down with us, or meet there and find us (we'll be there at about 1.30). The site can be accessed from Cornbrook Metrolink station (just walk down the stairs and head left - you can enter through a gap in the railings)

Bring any materials you usually work with, or just bring yourselves! Come prepared for the Manchester weather!

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