Pioneering rural regeneration and positive social development through the arts.
Green Close was established and founded by artist directors Sue and Pete Flowers in 1996 to provide quality affordable studio space for practising professional visual artists. It is based in Melling, rural Lancashire.
We believe that creativity is vital to both individual and community development and education delivery.We have over twenty years experience in community participation and education delivery, allowing people to explore social, political, cultural and global issues. We feel everyone has the right to be creative and to not only be exposed to high quality visual art projects, but to be involved. This allows people to realise their potential and their ability to explore and expand upon their own thoughts and views.
The building provides designed spaces, catering for artists, schools, community groups and professional organisations. The studio layout is open-plan on three levels with disabled facilities on the ground floor. It provides workspace for practicing professional artists & open resource areas for exhibitions, training, learning and creative workshop delivery.