Nancy Willis, European Year of Disabled People artist-in-residence, 2003
The Weekend Academy has access to Byam Shaw’s fine art studios, workshops and gallery. Projects are led by visiting professional artists, including Byam Shaw staff and technicians, with Byam Shaw’s students assisting. Participants in The Weekend Academy activities use university-level technical facilities and experience high levels of support.
The Weekend Academy facilities include:
dedicated life-drawing studio
Jerwood sculpture studio and sculpture yard with metal, wood and casting workshops, and a small ceramic kiln
spacious, well-lit studio space
excellent art library
lecture theatre with DVD, film and video projection facilities
café and courtyard
print room with facilities for silkscreen, etching and intaglio (woodblock and lino), and stone lithography
Byam Shaws Concourse Gallery installation and exhibition space in the heart of the building
All these facilities are wheelchair-accessible.