Welcome to Southport Contemporary Arts


Southport Contemporary Arts (SCA) network is an umbrella organization made up of ArtHouse, ClayWorks, and ArtsLoft.
Our aim is to promote and support the many different artists in Southport, no matter at what level, or in which discipline, they work. We are open for membership and host various exhibitions and classes throughout the year.


Until Next Year!

And that's a wrap for this years annual Southport Arts Trail, what an event it has been!

We just want to say a big thank you to everybody that made it happen. From the venues to the creatives we couldn't have done it with out you!

If you're interested in getting involved in next years arts trail, you can stay up to date by following our Arts Trail Instagram (just click the icon below) and keep your eyes peeled later in the year for when we announce entry into next years event!

You can view our 2022
Arts Trail Brochure Here!

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Angela Birchall

2nd - 13th August

Solo Exhibition

A Solo Exhibit by SCA member and painter, Angela Birchall.

Whats on!


Gallery and Exhibition Space

ArtHouse is SCA's town centre gallery. Set on one of the main roads into Southport, ArtHouse enables Artists and Makers living in the Liverpool City Region and Lancashire borough, opportunity to showcase and sell their work.

The Gallery hosts regular exhibitions across all creative genres, from the SCA membership as well as groups and organisations, and independent artists.

ArtHouse is also home to several studio artists and acts as low cost incubation and small business space.

Want to display your work at ArtHouse?

We have a lovely gallery and prominent high-street space all that's missing is your artwork. 

With great weekly rates, promotions and discounts for SCA members contact ArtHouse today for more info.

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Classes and Teaching Studio

ArtsLoft is SCA's teaching space for our non clay based, creative classes. Set up to encourage our community to become creative and for those who are already practicing artists, to extend their skills.

We run regular weekly classes as well as monthly and one off workshops in a wide variety of creative genres including Creative Textiles, Drawing & Painting, Print, Life Drawing.

The classes also incorporate creative youngsters with our "Young Creatives' art club and Adults living with Autism, in our 'Artisan' group

Our classes are fully accessible and aim to provide excellent teaching from practicing artists, a happy social atmosphere in which friendships are forged, and the opportunity to get involved in the wider activities of SCA


Clay Studio

The ClayWorks ceramics studio is our fit for purpose space in which all things clay happen.

The regular classes and one off workshops are all taught by experienced ceramicists and cover all of the techniques and skills required to work in Stoneware and Porcelain.

Classes are structured to suit different experience levels from Beginners to the most experienced makers and as with our ArtsLoft classes aim to provide a friendly, supportive and inclusive environment.

SCA Artist of the Month 

Sue Herlihy

During my professional life, firstly in education and later in information technology, my creative side was usually in the back seat. When early retirement came my way I promised myself to follow my creativity in whatever direction it might lead.


Through numerous adult education classes and workshops with some very talented tutors I have become acquainted with a world of artistic opportunity which can sometimes be overwhelming. 


I enjoy simple observational drawing as the cornerstone of my practice, particularly life drawing, portraits, and still life, and have experienced the joy and frustration of working in a variety of media and materials.  Nature and natural forms, textures and colours inspire me. 


I am still following my curiosity, learning through trial and error. Long may this continue.


I have exhibited in numerous local exhibitions and cafes. When a piece sells and finds its way into other people’s homes, it is always a thrill.

Julie Snape

About the artist.

I have had a love of anything old & rusty for most of my life. probably due to the fact my favourite playground as a child was my dads friends scrapyard which contained many treasures, maybe not treasure to anyone else, but they were to me. This has grown into a love of old vehicles, of which I have a few now & may even go full circle & turn into my very own scrapyard when I reach my twilight years, who knows. I am not a formally trained artist but have always enjoyed making and crafting re-using many different materials. Mainly due to the inner Womble in me, making good use of the things that we find.

About my work.

Most of my pieces are made from flotsom & jetsom I gather from beach combing trips. Sometimes it is a mixture of these alongside scrap metal I have found. I work outdoors on a small bench & use various old tools to bend ,shape & fix together the materials I use.

Join the SCA

If you're interested in becoming a member of the SCA and taking advantage of all the amazing things we have on offer here, why not get in touch and say hello or follow the button below for more information regarding membership.

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