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.
'Colour and Collage'
28th September -
"I am a mixed media artist, originally from Liverpool now living and working inBurscough, Lancashire. This will be my very first solo exhibition-something that, during my time as a teacher was just an ambition. I had always produced artwork to support my teaching practice but now have the time to develop work for myself. Most of the work in this exhibition is abstract in nature. I wanted to explore layers, colours and mixing of media. My style of work ranges from abstract, semi-abstract and realism - often brightly coloured and layered with collage. I love to give new life to unwanted materials and objects and use reclaimed music manuscripts, discarded books, musical instruments and maps in my work. I use drawing, collage, print, acrylic, watercolour, papier mache, pencil and pen in my mixed media pieces and I also enjoy “just” pencil. I often use the treble clef symbol in my work either in collage form or as a motif. This for me symbolises my love of music. It has become my “signature”
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 information.
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
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
We have two amazing Artist of the Month for August, Helen Kelty and Andrew Sharrock!
"This debut ceramic exhibition displays my exploration into this medium. Crucially Influenced by my passion for the colours and textures of Formby Beach discovered when walking my dog. This work draws on the ever-changing landscape subjected to storms, winds and tides making every visit unique and influential in my work"
"My name is Andrew Sharrock; I live in Southport, which is a seaside town in the North West ofEngland and is on Sefton’s beautiful coastline, I am very happy to share my ICM photography journey with you all."
You can read Andrews full statement on his artist page, just simply click the button below to discover more!
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.