Open Studio Day
Space118 becomes a lively dynamic ground for artists to share and showcase their ideas and research which they have developed during their time at our studios to friends, family, collectors, gallerists and the art fraternity at large. Open Studio Days are held every quarter of the year, usually at the end of their studio or residency period.
To further the artist’s enrichment, we have devised Visiting Mentor Sessions where we invite distinguished artists, curators, and art historians from various fields of art practice as mentors. The purpose of these Mentor sessions is to primarily to guide young artists via one-on-one talks and interactive sessions. These intimate discussions provide a platform to receive valuable knowledge, guidance and sharing of experiences of our Mentors from their respective fields of expertise.
Open Call is an extremely distinguished initiative practiced by studio spaces worldwide, offering artists a unique opportunity for a multicultural exchange program nationally and internationally. We have tied up for an Open Call Program with The Quebec Consulate- CALQ, Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation, APT Institute, and Synergy Artist Network, and are looking to expand this reach to as many supporting cultural institutions.
We provide information regarding our current and forthcoming artists, their practice, and other ongoing activities through our Facebook and Instagram accounts and a monthly newsletter. Through these platforms we are able to create awareness about our initiatives and engage with a global audience.
Apart from studio practice, we constantly provide creative stimulation and inspiration to artists at our space through various talks, workshops and events conducted by artists, writers, intellectuals and researchers in the field of visual art. Since June 2014, we have been organizing art related, skill based workshops for the public. Some of these include Raku and Obvara Pottery, Woodcut and Screen Printing, Metal Enamelling, Watercolour Painting, Basic and Advanced Photography, and Block Printing, amongst many others.