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Business booming for new Art Factory

17 May 2017 | Posted in: News

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Having led a successful exhibition and a number of highly popular resin and acrylic pouring workshops on The Stage late last year, Lorna Ballantyne-Epps is back and here to stay. Unpacking her inks and resin materials in The Emporium space previously held by Hannah Louise fashion label, Lorna has plans of factory-proportions.

In addition to running her mid-week and weekend multi-medium workshops in The Emporium, Lorna will be dedicating a portion of her new space The Art Factory into a mini exhibition gallery. Through this space, Lorna intends to offer artists a platform to exhibit their works, workshop their art practices, and sell their works and specific art medium supplies to the public.

Lorna attributes a number of recent commission and workshop opportunities to her residency on The Stage and feels her gallery space in The Art Factory will serve as her way of giving local and nationwide artists a similar opportunity.

From leading workshops in the swimming pool room of the prestigious Mercure Spa and Golf resort to becoming an ambassador for the Newtown based art supplier The Pigment Lab, Lorna is a one-woman art factory in herself.

“I’m a Gemini so I get bored. Getting up and moving a shop somewhere else doesn’t bother me; I’m used to change”

The Art Factory space will mean locals will now have a better chance of catching Lorna and her highly demanded art-making workshops right in the centre of Newcastle. Coinciding with her very own birthday, Lorna will be throwing a launch party for The Art Factory on Saturday the 3rd of June. You can RSVP by emailing her at [email protected]

Applications are now open for any visual artists or art-makers interested in exhibiting on The Stage later this year.

Find more information about The Stage and how to apply here.