Artists join in open day at Paintworks, Arnos Vale

August 25 2017
Artists join in open day at Paintworks

Artists join in open day at Paintworks, Arnos Vale




Top picture: Stephen Quick at work in the pop-up studio

Demonstrating interior design at Paintworks


Picture: Interior design masterclass with Edward Thomas Interiors

Pop-up piano at Paintworks

Pictured: One of Luke Jerram's Play Me I'm Yours pianos got an outing at Paintworks 


RESIDENTS got their first chance to see the new plaza at Paintworks on August 13 when developer Crest Nicholson held a #GetCreative open day with local artists.

The Plaza has planted areas and open space and will eventually have a mix of commercial property as well as homes.

One of the buildings is a distinctive TV shape building in a nod to Paintworks' past – until recently it was home to the Endemol studio where Channel 4's Deal or No Deal was made.

Visitors were invited to #GetCreative with local artist Stephen Quick to create their own masterpiece at a pop-up art studio. There was also a competition for kids to design a t-shirt, which was won by Lili Bird. 

Bristol-based interior designers Edward Thomas Interiors, also hosted a series of interior design masterclasses throughout the day.

The event also saw the first Bristol outing of Play Me, I’m Yours Street Pianos by British artist Luke Jerram. 

Luke Jerram, Founder of Play Me, I’m Yours Street Pianos said: “It’s great to be here in Bristol, bringing the Street Pianos to the local community. Bristol is full of creativity, art and culture and Paintworks is very much at the heart of this! We had a brilliant day and loved watching the families and locals enjoy the entertainment.”

As well as a host of entertainment and creativity, attendees also enjoyed an array of Indonesian street food.

Crest Nicholson is nearing completion of 210 houses and flats in Phase 3 of Paintworks. Phase 4, which has yet to be started, will bring a further 92 homes.

One bedroom apartments at Paintworks are available from £240,000, or £192,000 using the Government’s Help to Buy Scheme. For more information visit