From jamie goodwin | Wednesday 12 June 2019
Art space Juice Studios will become home to emerging and established creatives looking to develop their careers.
A vibrant artistic space for Hull’s creative community is about to launch in the Fruit Market.
Juice Studios, a combination of dedicated and shared working spaces, will become home to emerging and established creatives looking to develop their careers.
Juice Studios will occupy the first floor of 61-63 Humber Street, which is undergoing a £1.2m redevelopment, including the creation of a new purpose-designed, multi-arts performance venue on the ground floor.
It is expected to open in July as self-sustaining hub for artists, designers and creative enterprises in a range of art disciplines, including printmaking, contemporary art, textiles and fashion design.
The versatile space consists of eight individual studios, shared working areas for around 20 members, a fashion and textiles studio, print room and multi-purpose project space.
Joseph Cox, joint owner of neighbouring business Form Shop & Studio, has played a leading role in developing the new artistic hub. He said: “Juice Studios is a place which will help connect Hull’s art scene, enable it to grow and bring artists and makers to this creative neighbourhood.
“We’re hoping the space will appeal to people who are already working or aiming to work in the arts – whether that’s printmaking, illustration, textiles or any other media.”
Juice Studios will add to the thriving arts scene already flourishing in the Fruit Market, joining Humber Street Gallery, Studio Eleven, Form Shop & Studio, and Oresome Gallery and Jewellery Workshop.
Among the first to join the Juice Studios community is Hull co-operative Feral Art School, a not-for-profit community of professional artists and educators. Tutor Annemarie Tickle said: “The new studios will offer opportunities for early-career and more experienced artists to work alongside each other in a supported, exciting and vibrant environment.”
The project is being partly funded by a £600,000 grant from the Coastal Communities Fund to support the continuing regeneration of the Fruit Market waterside district.
The project is being delivered by Wykeland Beal, the regeneration company formed by commercial developer Wykeland Group and housebuilder Beal Homes, which is leading the reinvention of the waterside community as part of The Fruit Market LLP joint venture with Hull City Council.
Artists and creatives wanting to join the Juice Studios community can register their interest online at www.juicehull.com or follow @juicehull on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.