Peek Inside The Royal Standard’s New Gallery & Studios @ Northern Lights

Called Northern Lights, and housing  a number of creative businesses including The Royal Standard Gallery and Studios, the development is the latest studio complex to grace the Baltic Triangle area in Liverpool…

Officially opening later this month, The Royal Standard is a lead anchor tenant in Northern Lights: 45,000 sq.ft of formerly disused warehouse space at the Cains Brewery site, refurbished and transformed by Baltic Creative CIC thanks to a £310k pot of funding from Liverpool City Region Impact Fund. In addition to TRS — who celebrate their 10th anniversary this year, and have previously operated from Toxteth and Everton in Liverpool — Northern Lights will also house affordable log-burning mezzanine studios on lease to individuals and small businesses, alongside additional gallery spaces, workshop units, a public café and large event space.

It’s an exciting move for the gallery to a more populated area, after a decade of innovative exhibitions, artist development and collaborations. The Baltic Triangle area has seen rapid growth over the past five years after an injection of European funding; with Baltic Creative acting as a magnet for a plethora of other creative, cultural and technological organisations — including the Liverpool Biennial HQ, a school for robotics, VR social network vTime, large-scale entertainment venues Constellations and Camp and Furnace, micro-brewery Black Lodge, art venue The Gallery and more.

Laura Robertson

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Posted on 17/10/2016 by thedoublenegative