Over the last year Project Art Works has developed our new building Trinity Hall, making it a safer and warmer place and bringing it back from a near derelict state.
It has been a joy to have artists making work across the building, and children and young people taking part in creative workshops in the main hall. We opened up to the public with an exhibition during Coastal Currents in September and held our first Christmas Art Market in the space.
We are undertaking a feasibility study for the whole site of Trinity Hall and the adjacent Arches studios to increase participation in programmes and develop a vibrant community space for Hastings.
In early 2024, two of the three Arch spaces will be demolished, replacing Arch 3 with a brand new building and bringing Arch 2 back into safe use by replacing its external walls. The Project Art Works HQ (offices) and studio programmes have moved from Arch 3 to Trinity Hall, and we will now use the ground floor of Arch 1 as a specialised studio for crisis intervention and the upstairs as a base for the archive.
In 2025, Arch 3 will reopen with fully accessible dedicated studio spaces and much lower carbon emissions, so that more people of all ages with complex support needs can make art.
If you have any questions about these plans or want to talk to someone about how these developments might impact the studio programmes please email [email protected].