From May 2017 - April 2018, we have undertaken a number of activities to celebrate 40 years of supporting Scotland's creative community.
We wanted to share a few of these highlights from the past year with you:
May: A series of tenant meetings across Scotland to feed back tenant survey results and strengthen relationships between the Wasps team and the community we support across Scotland.
May: Launch of Admiral’s House residency project in Skye
June/July: Connecting with creative communities in Perth and Inverness while developing much need studio space in these locations
September: Launch of a new tenant led programme including exhibitions by Beagles and Ramsay (East Campbell Street), Stuart MacDonald (The Briggait) and Fiona Macintosh (Courtyard Studios).
October: First open call exclusively to Wasps tenants for exhibition and residency spaces for 2018 programme.
October – December: Overarching support for tenants open studio events in Selkirk, Edinburgh and Dundee.
December 2017: Inaugural Wasps Artist and Maker Market showcasing the work of tenants from across scotland
January 2018: Launch of Wasps exciting new brand
March 2018: First Stall at Borders Art Fair showcasing work by tenants based at St Mary's mill, Selkirk
May 2018: 40 Artists 40 years exhibition at the new Kirkcudbright Galleries
Alongside all of these public facing activities, a lot of work has commenced on a new Business Plan. This Plan will allow us to manage our buildings in the most efficient way that we can. Over 2017, a number of substantial repairs were carried out at all of our studio locations across Scotland.
We are really looking forward to working with our studio tenants and partners on new projects this year. If you would like to be kept up to date with our up and coming projects and events, please join our mailing list below!