04:45AM, Friday 30 May 2014
An empty studio space has proved to be picture perfect for a group of artists who have been searching for a creative hub.
Nicholsons Centre manager Jane Wright answered the call of 124 Studios, who needed a space to work on larger projects.
The eight friends had previously held an exhibition at the The Rendezvous Café in Maidenhead Town Hall, which included a visual manifesto to appeal for a permanent home.
They have now been handed a six-month contract in Brock House, which forms part of the Nicholsons Centre, and hope to have it up and running in the next three weeks.
Group member Harriet Brittaine, who is also part of the Art on the Street team, said that a dedicated studio was vital as many of the artists are currently forced to work at home and their projects usually outgrow the kitchen table.
"Most of us don't have a working space to use," she explained.
"That's the main reason, so we can all paint.
"Everybody's there for different reasons. We'll still do pop-up shops throughout the year."
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