Parndon Mill, in its delightful riverside setting, is a thriving centre for the visual arts offering a rich variety of creative skills. It provides workspace for artists, craftspeople, designers and architects who have the opportunity to share ideas and collaborate on creative projects. Here it is possible to commission an original piece of artwork in media as varied as oil paint, glass, clay, fabric or metal. Prints for an office can be bought, commercial graphics ordered or a building or a product designed. The expertise is on site and can be supplemented by numerous associates with complementary abilities. Many of the projects which are being undertaken in this hub of creativity are updated in the newsletter and give an idea of the variety and high level of professional skill at Parndon Mill.
It is possible to visit the studios to see the work and how it is made or to discuss a project, although an appointment is essential as artists may be involved in activities elsewhere. There is an opportunity, however, to have an insight into the creative process in the studios, workshops and design offices during the Open Studios weekend in July, part of Essex Summer of Art.
The Gallery on the ground floor of the mill presents a series of exhibitions of fine art and crafts of a consistently high standard by the resident artists and others who work locally or further afield. There is always a selection of artwork available for purchase.
The Project Space, located in the converted stable block, accommodates a variety of arts related activities including classes, workshops and events. Many of the artists at Parndon Mill also offer tuition in their studios.
Parndon Mill is a foundation member of Essex Network of Artists' Studios.