setting up the studio
photo Alison Kershaw
"the name of our organisation was inspired by Victoria Baths"
Paintings: Pool Arts
The artists of Pool Arts returned in 2001 to carry out workshops in oil painting led by Simon Austin, culminating in an exhibition throughout the building. They worked in the sports hall and introduced partitioned spaces to create a temporary studio. They later moved into the old changing areas near the Gala Pool where they had a self-contained studio space until 2006.
Pool Arts now have studios in Ancoats at Hope Mill