New screen-printing facility for local artists

 Nov 21, 2014

Since opening last year, The Sorting Office has become a thriving hub for artists and designer-makers in the Eastleigh area.

Housing 16 creative businesses in the town centre, our studio space, run by Eastleigh Borough Council (EBC) and managed by aspace studio providers, has gone from strength to strength.

Now, EBC, with assistance from its European-funded Recreate programme, has invested further in our studios by funding a new screen-printing facility housed at our Eastleigh Town Centre site.

Our exciting new screen-printing unit, which cost in the region of £10k, will open next month (December) and will enable our artists at to produce high-quality prints of their work on a host of different fabrics. This will allow our artists and designer-makers to produce more products, to reach new markets and to attract different buyers.

“The support of the EU Recreate programme has meant so much to the development of the artists who are based at The Sorting Office,” said Eastleigh’s Recreate Programme Manager Peter Davison, “and we’re all really looking forward to using the screen print facilities,  which will be of particular benefit to a number of really exciting artists.”

“I’m also looking forward to opening the facilities to the public and to having more people see the excellent work that is produced here,” he added.

The screen-printing press will also be available to the public, both for hire and for workshops, details of which will be posted here on our website www.sorting-office.co.uk.