Jubilee Stores Artist Studios

Pictured: Jubilee Stores Studios Entrance 2015

Jubilee Stores Studios is an artist studios and participatory arts complex, owned and run by Quay Arts. It is located just along the river from Quay Arts and houses 7 artist studios and hosts a range of courses and workshops.

  • Parking: Quayside parking is pay and display. There are three designated parking spaces for blue badge holders by the entrance.
  • Location

    Jubilee Stores Studios
    Town Quay,
    Newport
    Isle of Wight
    PO30 2EF
    United Kingdom
      
  • Opening Hours

    Monday 10:00am - 4:00pm
    Tuesday 10:00am - 4:00pm
    Wednesday 10:00am - 4:00pm
    Thursday 10:00am - 4:00pm
    Friday 10:00am - 4:00pm
    Saturday Closed
    Sunday Closed
  • j.cusack@quayarts.org
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Built in 1924, the building was used to store grain from a miller company in Newport, James Thomas and Co. Ltd. The lease to the building was sold in the mid 1930s which was soon taken over by the British Road Services to store various goods. By the mid 1970s the building fell into a state of disrepair before being taken over by Quay Arts to be used as a participatory arts complex.

The conversion and establishment of Jubilee Stores Studios came after Quay Arts’ successful capital grant from the Arts Council England’s National Lottery Board for £1,100,500 to redevelop the Centre in 1996.

Studio sizes at Jubilee Stores vary from 8m sq to 20m sq. Resident artist have direct access to the printmaking, jewelry and pottery facilities in the building, which are also available to hire for non resident artists and practitioners. For more information on hiring facilities at Jubilee Stores, please email Jaqcui Cusack, Arts Manager at Quay Arts j.cusack@quayarts.org

Jubilee Stores Studios provides emerging artists and makers a base from which they can develop and grow their artistic practice, whilst also providing the Island with a unique cultural dynamic through developing the creative industries. Resident artists create work in a wide range of media, from printmaking to digital media, jewellry to visual arts and crafts.

Resident artists can offer courses and workshops through Quay Arts’ seasonal programme, as well as independently.