Centrespace is a co-operative and has been offering artists, designers and craft makers studio space at affordable rates for over 40 years in the heart of Bristol. The industrial building is owned by the co-operative members and through ongoing voluntary commitment by members has been developed to improve the creative working environment.
There are currently 30 studios at Centrespace. Artists and designers include; illustrators, model makers, textile artists, jewellers, specialist upholstery, woodcarvers, fine art painters and sculpture, ceramicists, woodwind and brass repairs, film makers, sustainable architecture and animators.
Part of the ground floor space has been developed into a workshop space referred to as the Chocolate Factory. This will be developed to offer a communal space for community arts initiatives and events in the city.
The Centrespace Gallery was founded in 2000, and is an independent not for profit exhibition space available in the heart of Bristol, along the historic city walls, close to the Watershed Media Centre, The Arnolfini Gallery and Bristol City Centre. Centrespace actively seeks to show unique and diverse work across all mediums of art including painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography, installation, performance and film. The ethos of the gallery is to show fresh and interesting work, with a preference for encouraging new artists, exhibitions range from solo shows to group shows and there is always something worthwhile to see.
6 Leonard Lane