island6 Arts Center workshop covers 200 m² and is the source behing every single artwork on display in the ajoining gallery. The common workshop is equipped with computers, CNC engraving and cutting machines, photo mounting facilities, a video room, photo lighting equipment, silk screen tools, vinyl cutters, stainless steel welding facilities, woodworking tools, electrical circuitry and space for any anomalous process. The workshop often extends to the gallery space which offers more practical space for video artists and their chroma key requirements.
The workshop is frequently converted to a studio where rotating contributors such as camera operators, video editors, computer programmers, musicians, actors, choreographers and dubbing specialists can work simultaneously and in dialogue.
As all island6 artworks are digital in some way, the workshop is equipped with electrical components, such as LED panels and power supplies, to an abundance, although every piece of equipment has a role and purpose. Standing in the island6 workshop is to stand inside a ceaseless forum of local and visiting artists continuously working together, some moving amongst electrical circuitry and coils of wire on the workshop floor while others reach over to bend a few legs on the last pairs of arduino processors being installed in a multimedia artwork.
Looking out over the neighboring buildings of Moganshan Lu and the Suzhou Creek skyline, the island6 workshop is accessible for Liu Dao artists and island6 directors 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, to serve as a continuous home for collaboration in the fields of science, technology and art.
The custodian of island6 workshop is Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 who oversees the production process and fights his way through the never-ending negociacions with our suppliers.
Tours are available by appointment.
Parental supervision for children is recommended.