‘The Works’ is a collection of ex-commercial, industrial and office buildings in Bedminster (totalling over 30,000 sq. ft.), which are being transformed into a new creative quarter for BS3 by Bristol arts organisation Gathering Voices.
As part of their Creative Outreach and Leadership Programme, Gathering Voices have taken on these diverse sites on a ‘meanwhile’ basis with a vision to create affordable, flexible and practical workplaces for the creative community. This will include fine arts, fashion, illustrators, makers, sculptors, visual & music production and performance etc. Free space will also be made available for local charities and emerging young artists under 25.
The four sites are in Stafford Street, Little Paradise and Leicester Street between the Malago Road and East Street and are due for redevelopment within three years:-
Current associates at The Works include: The Cutting Room, Toohoi design, Damaru Cases, Ilo Clothing, Sally Coulden, Caraboo Projects, Béa Kayani, The Artist Project Space, The Synergy Collective, GreyBox Studios and Quantum Arts.