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.
11th Ocotober -
Our Autumn Open is a Group Exhibition with Artists and Makers submitting work to help showcase local Talent.
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 October, Jo Landy and Diane Saunders!
Jo is a local textile artist/designer with many years experience teaching in further and higher education and working as a freelance designer at international level.
To find out more about Jo's work, clink the button below!
"Just recently I started to paint again and I mainly work with Acrylic but enjoy to mix it up with different mediums .
My inspiration comes from painting fantasy mermaids and seascapes. Also love to paint screen and music idols. Enjoy crafting with driftwood which I collect from the beach."
Find out more about Diane and her work by clicking the button below!
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.