Elevator x The Studio

Elevator is a Grade II listed building comprising four 200 year old warehouses, and was one of the first warehouses to be repurposed into a creative hub. There is so much creative magic happening under our roof amongst games designers, musicians, visual artists, beauty creatives, to name a few! But did you know, there is also a lot of creative magic going next door behind our immediate neighbour’s doors? The Studio is nurturing our next generation of creatives, and so it was brilliant to facilitate a project with the Sixth Formers to explore the cultural significance of the brick walls we occupy as well as the surrounding area which contributes greatly to Liverpool’s music and digital culture (the Baltic Triangle is a buzzing digital hub with a wide network of games designers!)

We launched the project brief with them in June, to create pieces of visual art that encapsulate and explore the musical history and cultural significance of the area. It was a great opportunity for the students to research the area they call home and a great opportunity for us to have a glimpse of the incredible talent brewing next door. 

We launched an exhibition in our Elevator Gallery showcasing the pieces which ran for the whole of the month of October. It was really wonderful to invite the students and teachers for a private view experience and to have the privilege of housing the amazing work. 

We must give a shoutout to Ellis C who particularly impressed us with his piece which incorporated all of the iconic street art in the Baltic Triangle in a fun and familiar way. The piece was not only fantastic in terms of technical skill but also translated the vibrancy of our shared neighbourhood really well.

We can’t wait to see what creative futures await these talented students.