who we are

We are a family of artists who first saw this site in 1998. We are passionate about art and conservation and saw the potential to create something vibrant in this once abandoned and derelict land. We were advised by many to leave it abandoned! We decided to see what could be made here with our combined skills and the help of our freinds.

Christopher BA hons. Fine Art MPhiL


Teacher of art in a previous life

Printmaker & Painter

Anne DIP AD Fine Art.

PG Conservation of Paintings 

Head of painting conservation 

Northumbria University in a previous 



Rachael BA hons. Fine Art

QEST Printmaking Scholarship

Sculptor / Painter / Printmaker


Charlotte MA hons. Liesure & Tourism

Leisure & Tourism background

Artist & Designer


Chad BA hons Visual Arts 

MA Cinematography

Director of photography: 


Painter / Printmaker