12th April re-opening after Lockdown

12th April re-opening after Lockdown

We are excited to announce that from the 12th April we will be re-opening of Creative Spaces.

  • Have you spent too much time in your own home over the last year?
  • Are you using the kitchen table as your creative space and fed up of clearing up each time you want to sit down for dinner?
  • Are you finding that talking to the walls are not the best form of creative discussion? 

Then why not take up a resident maker space where you can make all your work. We are re-opening on the 12th April and At Unit6 in Barnstaple and we have one last creative maker space available. The space measures approx. 3m x 1.5

There is a 3 shelf bookcase for all your artist books, 2 x2 plug sockets for laptops, charging devices etc,

There is a desk and lighting.

Free wifi and kitchen facilities and discount on in-house holistic treatments from Washhouse and framing facilities. You are also allocated a page on our website plus access to exhibition space.

You can access the space 24/7 so you dont need to leave if you are in the zone. 

We also run an ArtClub where we have featured artists that we research and discuss to get the creative juices flowing. 

spaces at Unit6
desk space to rent
creative space
creative space

International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day

International women's day outdoor dip
lady with bridal hat on beach

March 8th was International Women’s day and two of our team celebrated by heading to the Beach for the Social Swim group with a dip on Saunton Beach. Many people like Unit6’s Jane Sharkey have taken cold water swimming in lockdown. “With so much research about the benefits of cold water swimming and an amazing beach on our doorstep, it is hard to resist a dip”. Shena Ruth Photography was there to take photos of the event. 

3 girls ussain bolt position

New Covid-19 Measures

New Covid-19 Measures

We have been making some changes at Unit6, to get ready for when we can safely open again.  On the ground floor we have used our exhibition space to create  4 distinct ‘socially distancing’ art pods. Also exciting news, the pony box is nearing completion and will the create a cool art pod. 

Using our main exhibition space means that we can actually house  more resident artists than usual!  

We have also cleared passageways to make them wider and in our upstairs areas, to help social distancing we have  provided screens between each art pod.  We have installed  wall mounted hand sanitiser dispensers around the unit along with advisory signs to remind us how to keep safe. 

So if lockdown provided you with the opportunity to release your creative side, get in contact with sarah@unit6.co.uk to come and see our  community creative space. You can book a desk for a long term project or have a weekly booking.  Working in a space with other creatives, gives you chance to bounce ideas, collaborate and be part of a creative vibe.

Rainbow for the NHS

Rainbow for the NHS

A rainbow for the NHS. We all wondered what Sarah could make of this old trampoline, during lockdown. Inspirational and thoughtful.

Creative spaces

Creative spaces

As a Community creative space based in Barnstaple, North Devon, we have creative spaces available for hire. As well as exhibition space, you can book a desk for a long term project or have a weekly booking.  Working in a space with other creatives, gives you chance to bounce ideas and collaborate and feel a creative vibe.

Unit6 exhibition space

The team at Unit6 helped understand my exhibition requirements and helped with curation and hosting. Having this team support was so important to making the exhibition a success. 

Shena Ruth Photography

Portrait, Event and Wedding Photographer

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