Finished study of,
‘The Old Axiom Building’, Cheltenham.
Line drawing with 3H pencil on 200gm,
A3 Fabriano paper.
The historic warehouse built in the early 1800’s, originally used for grain storage and flea markets, was later transformed into one of Cheltenham’s most iconic creative spaces in the late 1970’s. It housed artist studios, exhibition space, and became a hub for creativity, providing a place for local people to watch musicians play.
As a small child, my mum regularly took me to craft workshops held at the Axiom. After it’s closure in 2000, I began to attend similar workshops at what is now known as The Wilson, Cheltenham.
Visiting this site and partaking in creative classes was an integral part of my childhood which has fed into my adult life as an artist. It gave me the physical space, as well as mental, to be able to express myself and exposed me to exciting materials such as felt, clay, charcoal and various other 3D things.
After being closed for 18 years, it has now been converted into modern apartments, yet holding onto its raw Victorian personality.
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