On the 17th of August 2012, Making Space officially opened their studio’s at number 15 Custume Place in Athlone Town. At this event the public were offered the opportunity to visit the studio and engage with the occupying artists as well as other members of the artistic community. The studio’s received a warm, enthusiastic response, as did the art work on display, which was inclusive of painting, sculpture, photography and experimental sound. Playwright Jason Gill officially opened the space with an inspiring and heartfelt speech where he talked about the importance of creative action and an artistic revolution in Athlone town and thein greater Midlands.
The Making Space studio is a non-commercial space providing artists with space facilitating contemporary visual art practices. As well as working on projects collectively we encourage individual art practice and are committed to furthering the visibility and value of art in Athlone. The studio’s are open to the public upon appointment.