The Storey Institute has been a bit of a Lancaster gem for a long time, providing the people of Lancaster with creative inspiration in one way or another for over a hundred years. For the past 12 months however, this colossal Victorian monument to art, learning, and all things which generally make us much more interesting people, has been clad in a skeleton of scaffolding.
Now, the scaffolding has been peeled away, and the re-launch of the building, as The Storey Creative Industries Centre or 'The Storey' is getting ever closer.
What's interesting about this building is not what it looks like with a fresh coat of paint but what it represents - a cultural base of ideas, innovation and creativity made possible by the tenants, partners and public who animate the spaces.
The Storey public art steering group led by Suzanne Dimmock, Lancaster City Council's Public Art and Regeneration Officer, has commissioned artist Tod Hanson to design a public art work for The Storey, which aims to reflect all of those things, his use of bold graphics and site sensitive interventions makng his work idea.
Tod's will be a familiar face to all those who turned up at Lancaster's outdoor market to view his designs for The Storey in September. Storey Gallery is now working in collaboration with The Storey to deliver its second public event, a special Talks on Art to present Tod's ideas to a wider audience and provide a platform for discussion. The artist will talk about his work in detail, including his designs for the public art commission at The Storey in Lancaster.
The Talk on Art will take place at 8.00pm at The Dukes on the 2nd December, tickets for this talk are free and include a complementary drink courtesy of The Storey.
• It is advisable to book in advance, as tickets are limited. To reserve a ticket contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01524 844133.