Property partner: Grand Complex Properties Ltd / Jones Lang LeSalle.
Site: Grand Arcade, Willis Street.
Photographer: Fraser Crichton.
“Before we felt very isolated. The time we were at The Grand Arcade was invaluable. By the end of six months we were all ready to commit to what we had created. We couldn't have predicted the deep effect being so open to the public has had on our work. We felt able to take a personal and professional risk and it really felt like we were breaking down the barrier to contemporary art practice.” – Sarah Read, Artist
A group of artists worked and presented jewellery and object-making together in Grand Arcade, Willis St, inviting the community to pop into their open studio and public workshop. Becoming a loved part of the Grand Arcade’s businesses, the group has now gone on to rent another space. The UDB site, which had been vacant for some time previously, is now tenanted again thanks to the life this project brought.