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 Jan 14, 2015
Following hot on the heels of two large-scale commissions, our visual artist Eve Dawson has been selected to exhibit her work on the New York-based online gallery gathered.com Only a handful of artists from across the globe are featured on the prestigious site so this is a huge coup for Eve. Gathered is the passion of New York artist, collector and curator Elizabeth Kairys Allspaw, who frustrated at not being able to access great art, created the online gallery as a way of connec...Read More
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 Jan 28, 2015
It’s promising to be a very busy year for our historical costumier Helen McArdle. Not only is it the 200th anniversary of The Battle of Waterloo but also the 600th anniversary of The Battle of Agincourt. Helen is already working on a number of costumes, including drummer boys’ coats, waistcoats, trousers and shirts, for local re-enactors preparing for Battle of Waterloo festivities taking place in June. There are also potential opportunities to work on The Battle of Agincourt celebrati...Read More
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 Dec 15, 2014
Work by our artists is currently on display in a special “pop-up” shop in France. Our artists and designer-makers have been invited to exhibit and sell their products in the unique boutique-cum-gallery in the centre of Calais, which is being run by our Recreate partners Made In Calais. The initiative is aimed at promoting cross-Channel links with artists and creative hubs. Ceramacist Sheena Bond, glassware artist Carly Mann, designer Anna Lambert, and textile a...Read More
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 Nov 26, 2014
An Aladdin’s cave filled with wondrous wares and glittering gifts awaited shoppers with a discerning eye at The Sorting Office on Saturday when we opened our doors for our Winter Open Studios. Visitors dropped in throughout the day, chatting with our artists and snapping up the cornucopia of beautiful arts, textiles, designs, jewellery and objet d’art crafted by our talented professional residents. The event proved a huge success, with more than £2,600 taken in sa...Read More
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 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 o...Read More
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 Nov 21, 2014
We are delighted to welcome a new resident to our creative hub. Talented textile artist Jill Brennan is the latest creative to be recruited to our thriving studios. She’s thrilled to be settling into her new surroundings. “It has been a very exciting move,” said Jill. “I applied for a place here because I don’t work well in a vacuum. I like feedback, and I enjoy having input from others – this lively and productive place will offer me a great experience.” A...Read More
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 Nov 10, 2014
Fine artist Junko O'Neill opens a new solo exhibition in London, Interlude, featuring paintings inspired by the Japanese space and time concept of Ma. The work of The Sorting Office-based artist is influenced by this spacial and temporal concept which can be translated as ‘gap’, ‘space’ or ‘pause’.  Junko will showcase her new body of work both in abstract and figurative forms at Interlude which is being staged at The Coningsby Gallery from November 17 to 22. ...Read More
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 Oct 21, 2014
A very special guest will be in residency at The Sorting Office when we throw open our doors for our annual Winter Open Studios. Father Christmas and his little helpers will visit our bustling studios where a traditional Winter Wonderland grotto, created by The Sorting Office’s designer-makers and artists, will magically appear. The Sorting Office Winter Open Studios is a unique opportunity to meet our 16 designer-makers and artists based in our thrivin...Read More
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 Sep 15, 2014
As part of the inaugural Eastleigh Film Festival, residents from The Sorting Office will be running FREE workshops especially designed for children and their families. The workshops will take place on Saturday, September 27 from 10am to 2pm and will be themed around the animated film Frankenweenie, which is being screened at The Point as part of the film festival. The film, directed by Tim Burton, tells the story of a young boy, Victor, who conducts a science experiment to bring his b...Read More
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 Sep 10, 2014
Work has started on The Sorting Office's new facility, a super Screen Printing studio. Located in a Portakabin outside the main Sorting Office building, this new studio will be fitted out with all the essential equipment needed for traditional screen printing. The new space is being funded by the Recreate programme, a European initiative that aims to transform disused buildings into thriving creative hubs. The programme was also responsible for bringing t...Read More