Phil Disley End of Exhibition Party and other news

From Alex Corina

Phil Disley End Of Exhibition Party and Creative Investment Opportunity (Duke Street Garston)

If you haven’t seen Phil Disley’s work yet at the Slaughterhouse “The Ralph Steadman of our generation” Editor Financial Times. There is a last opportunity on
Friday 30th March between 6 and 8pm at the Slaughterhouse. (73 St Marys Road)

There will also be an introduction to….

A Creative Idea from The Garston Bond Company (Come And Hear More)

A new creative idea for 24-26 Duke Street Garston. Currently a vacant building comprising former dairy, Conservative club and living accomodation.

Many of you will have visited 26 Duke Street Garston (the Conservative club bit) my former studio/gallery from where the Cultural Village campaign was launched in 2003.

In the spirit of the Garston Cultural Village Campaign the Garston Bond Company has been established to specifically build a project around creative individuals who have committed themselves to working in Garston designing a mechanism whereby artists and creatives involved can benefit directly from the fruits of their labours.

We are aiming to sell the building to the artists/creatives within five years. The attraction to me as an artist is also the affordable housing in the area. So an innovative and art focused Bond is being proposed.

For too long artists have created renewal and change by moving into city center properties only to be driven out by property price rises and speculators.

This is neither fair, nor just. Nor is it good in the run up to the capital of Culture when the challenge is to create long term regeneration in our communities through the arts and creative industries and not have just a transient creative community being moved from pillar to post by speculators then disappearing all together (probably in 2009).

I know of no similar project enabling artists to first rent then own there work spaces with the benefits that affords . We are looking for like minded friends and colleagues and supporters of the arts particularly in South Liverpool to join us in the refurbishment and development of these buildings

(We will plan a tour of the Buildings the following week)

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