The end of 2016 also marks the end of our beloved art space, FUNF. This was five artists coming together to develop a working space and create a studio culture. What started as a project born out of curiosity, developed into a necessity and was integral to honing our craft. We hosted a number of exhibitions and worked with local fine artists to provide a raw, underground space for us all to exhibit within.
Thanks to good fortune and the kindness of friends and willing contributors, we put together a working screen print studio and the quality of our work increased ten fold in the second and third years. Based in the Baltic Triangle, it was great to see the atmosphere in the area develop into more than a few great bars and art spaces pop up, we all benefited in some way by being based in such a vibrant area of Liverpool.
This final year has been a good one, perhaps unbeatable in some ways but we’re all going our separate ways. We’ve outgrown the space and there are new opportunities on the horizon for all of us.