Our Balhousie North Inch and North Grove residents have made a new friend and neighbour thanks to a new creative space in Perth.

Wasps Perth Creative Exchange is the result of a regeneration project by Wasps Artists’ Studios and Perth & Kinross Council. A transformed school building, formerly St John’s Primary School, it is now home to artists, makers and creative businesses.

Our Perth residents enjoyed an Open Studios event in May where they met some of the makers and talked art, jewellery and design. Then this month they attended an event to explore design proposals, feed back on the plans, and have an input into how the community would like to see the space used.

Residents Celia Matthews and Naomi Kirkpatrick, who are art lovers and hobbyists, are pictured (above) at the Exchange.

Said Balhousie North Grove’s Activities Coordinator Peter Hargreaves: “What makes our visits to Wasps Perth Creative Exchange special is that some of our residents have done art themselves, so meeting the artists and makers has been really beneficial to them. We can’t wait to see this space develop.”

Celia has just started holding art classes for fellow residents at Balhousie North Inch. More on that to come!

You can read more about the WASPS Perth project online www.perth-creativeexchange.co.uk