Gainsborough [art]works is a new artist-led venue located in a renovated shoe factory just 5 mins North of Stafford town centre. This industrial chic styled initiative is already bringing together artists, creative businesses and community practitioners committed to supporting and inspiring not only other artists, but the wider community in the Stafford area.
Our extensive experience of delivering high quality arts and media activities in a wide variety of settings underpins our ambition to create a unique venue in Stafford where we can show the potential of the arts to engage, educate and empower. Our purposely designed and hireable workshop cafe space enables us to showcase artists’ work and provide opportunities for networking and professional development events. The workshop, darkroom and photographic studio also provide the perfect spaces to share our skills through our busy workshop programme aimed at all ability and interest levels.
Founder and driving force behind Gainsborough [art]works, a new Stafford based creative hub aiming to bring together artists, business and the community to share the power of creative engagement and education.
Dawn Jutton is an experienced creative professional having an extensive background in education and community engagement. Her joy of facing new challenges has enabled her to gain experience in a wide range of activities and roles, all underpinned by her unwavering enthusiasm for sharing her creative practice. That practice is rooted in lens based media and extends into design and word. These broad ranging skills have taken her into writing and producing educational material for the BBC Learning Zone, producing curriculum resources and toolkits for local authorities and advising on numerous other creative projects.
Dawn has built a strong network of local authority, education, private business and community contacts who rely on her experience and ability to engage both partners and participants in a wide variety of creative projects to achieve both hard and soft outcomes.[w] www.dawnjutton.com [e] Dawnjutton@gainsboroughartworks.co.uk
“He is the first of a new breed of ‘creative specialists’ graduating in Interactive Arts BA(Hons) at Manchester Metropolitan University in 1999. Making him resourceful, skilfully and creative, adept at and enjoying converting potential problems into new generative opportunities. He puts this into practice with his company Mixedmedia by developing and designing websites, creative photography, project management and development as well as other multimedia avenues”
It is a joy to be Project Developer at Gainsborough [art]works after ten years of planning with Dawn Jutton.
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