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.

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

Professional photography for holiday homes

Professional photography for holiday homes

Shena Ruth Photography offers Professional photography for holiday homes.  North Devon is a popular staycation destination due to its stunning beaches and has a large choice of rental homes. So how do you make your holiday home the one of choice for the staycationer? Professional photography for holiday homes

According to airbnb Professional photographs can increase earnings by 40%. Property photos are one of the top four reasons for choosing a property. The airbnb website quote that with professional photos you can increase your rental rate by 26%. ShenaRuth Photography can help you with styling, on all of the spaces offered.  Key features of your home can be highlighted, so potential guests can visualize themselves in your home.

North Devon welcomes visitors for its amazing beaches; Croyde, Woolacombe and Saunton, Plus the vast moorland of National Forest Exmoor and Dartmoor. Using professional photography you can make your holiday home the one of choice. You may have a quayside view in Ilfracombe or a beachside apartment in Croyde or a farm cottage on Exmoor. Make sure you visualise how people can engage with the property and the location.

Shena Ruth Photography is based out of Unit 6 Creative space in Barnstaple. Contact on 077966 32563 Shenaruthphotography@gmail.com


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

Unit6 Tour

Welcome to Unit6 come and have a look around our creative space.

The tour starts downstairs, with the Exhibition space, shared social space with kitchen. Then the tour moves into the well-being space with the Pony box massage and therapy space.

Upstairs there is the resident artist space and picture framing facility.




Unit 6 Art club

Unit 6 Art club

 This month at Unit 6 Art club at Unit 6 studios, we looked at the work of Georgio Morandi. Giorgio Morandi (July 20, 1890 – June 18, 1964) was an Italian painter and printmaker who specialized in still life. In discussions we found that due to several of the resident artists use technology or high quality glossy images to create work, the simplistic paintings and muted tones of Morandi didn’t really inspire them. However everyone at the Unit 6 art club did enjoy drawing or painting the still life set up by Sarah. If you would like to join us with Art club, contact. art@unit6.co.uk



Featured on the right is work produced by James Young Art in response to a still life set up in Unit 6 Art Studios, If you would like to know more about our artist studios contact Sarah at art@unit6.co.uk or check out our webpage. 

















james young



Great things do come out of lockdown, including this mixed media work from Enea Emiliani at Unit6, Barnstaple

Outside our Windows is a painting that feels like its going back to TV Play school with its myriad of windows. The excitement of peering through to the partly hidden bright images behind.

Screaming is his second piece of work. 

Check out Enea’s other paintings at Unit6




Enea Emiliani Screaming
Enea Emiliani painting
Art Club

Art Club

Many artists feel that they would like to chat about which artist inspires them or maybe what can be learnt from artists in history. So we have started an Art Group. You can find us on Facebook under ‘Unit6 art club’. We will feature an artist each month and use these to inspire, motivate and learn from. When we can meet up in larger groups we will meet at Unit 6 but until then you can simply find us on facebook

We are now using the Government Track and Trace, to ensure we are Covid Safe. Simply download the app, scan and go. 

Pony Box

Pony Box

Not many art studios can claim that they have a pony box in them!

Kevin Farrell-Roberts has completed his project and its now an amazing massage studio for  Washhouse Wellness.  


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