Midland Arts Centre has redefined itself through the years as a cultural hub, shifting with the times and ensuring that its offering is right for the community. This latest self-reinvention is no different, and we were absolutely elated to be part of it.
The previous canteen was a tired, jacket potato and microwave soup affair, which was out of touch with the thriving artistic community that MAC serves. The new restaurant, KILN, is an in-house pizza-led offering with food from scratch, and a homegrown interior to match. The double-entendre of the kiln as an oven runs through the theme, with reclaimed and repurposed tiles throughout, and natural materials that help the space blend seamlessly with the park that surrounds it.
Midland Arts Centre (MAC)
What We Did
Redefine the canteen as a pizza-led restaurant to serve local art enthusiasts, park-goers and foodies.
Did you know…
MAC was first commissioned in 1962 and has been extended, repurposed and repositioned as the community it serves has evolved. This latest redefinition of the space seeks to position the restaurant as much more than an artist’s canteen – it’s a place for families to meet, eat and smile.
Photography by Tom Bird.