Fashion-Enter CEO Cuts The Ribbon at Collage Artspace 5
The Fashion Technology Academy's very own CEO, Jenny Holloway, was invited to cut the ribbon at at Assembil’s Studio at Collage Artspace 5 – a permanent home for artists in Wood Green.
Collage Arts is a leading arts development, training and creative regeneration charity based in heart of Haringey’s Cultural Quarter. For over 30-years, the organisation has created opportunities for greater access and participation in the arts and creative industries for the whole community through a range of skills and enterprise programmes, support services, arts development and heritage projects, facilities and resources.
Thanks to the Mayor’s Good Growth Initiative and a long-term partnership with the regeneration team at Haringey Council Artspace has been able to offer 80,000 square feet of affordable studio space to local creatives.
Artspace 5 is also houses the Roj Women Textiles workshop (pictured above with Jenny). The Roj Women Association was founded 10-years ago to provide services to young minority ethnic girls and women migrated to the United Kingdom from Kurdish regions fleeing from war, persecution, oppression and discrimination within Turkey, Iran, Iraq, and Syria. The Textiles workshop aims to create the space and facilities for Kurdish women to rekindle with the weaving and seamstress skills they have been taught from a young age by the older generation of women.
On Thursday 7th November, at 6pm Jenny cut the ribbon at Assembil Studio, Artspace 5 – Unit 3 Clarendon Yards, Coburg Road, N22 6TZ and its 35 artspaces. There she met with the various artists and community groups such as the Roj Women's Association and Sophie from Assembil Books (pictured above) who have made Artspace 5 their home.