studios

Centrum

about: 

Centrum is a contemporary art space in the Flughafenkiez district of Neukölln, Berlin. Formerly used as a retail store and brothel, Centrum’s exhibition space is not a pure white cube, but owes its specific character to its tiled floor composed of red ceramic and gray stone tiles, and from the large shop window looking out into the street. Artists have in the past on several occasions produced works and installations that were inspired by these characteristics and by the history of the space.
Centrum since 2009 has collaborated with various artists and has developed a series of experimental projects, including a festival of video installations and film screenings, and performances. Some projects were shown outside the exhibition space and in collaboration with other artist-run initiatives.
Centrum offers a platform for the discourses in and around contemporary art as well as the opportunity to meet other artists through artist talks, lectures, and film screenings.

how is/was it run/structured ?: 

what is/was it's legal status ?: 

  • other

how is/was it funded ?: 

history of the site: 

Situated in the so-called 'Flughafenkiez' (airport neighbourhood), in walking distance to Berlin's former airport Tempelhofer Feld, the space was formerly used as a dog shelter, café, and finally, until 2009, as a bar and brothel. In 2009 the space was refurbished and a large shop window towards the street was installed by Centrum's founding directors, Kate Squires and David Moynihan, before the exhibition space officially opened in 2010.

address: 

Centrum
Reuterstrasse 7
12053 Berlin 52° 28' 55.308" N, 13° 25' 45.984" E
DE

total size in sqm/sqft: 

usage: 

previous usage of the site: 

number of studios: 

number of exhibition/project spaces: 

types of studios: 

  • private

established: 

2009

last known status of the project: 

last known status of the site: 

Plan 9

about: 

Plan 9 was an contemporary art initiative run by artists, curators and writers between 2005 to 2010.

Plan 9 members have included Chris Barr, Kayle Brandon, Rachel Butcher, Rob Chavasse, Nim-Jo Chung, Julian Claxton, Rachel Connelly, Karen Di Franco, Anton Goldenstein, Mark Harris, Toby Huddlestone, Tom Johnson, Ali Jones, John Lawrence, Julie MacCalden, Natasha MacVoy, Sophie Mellor, Anouk Mercier, Sarah Tulloch, Lucie Red and Zoe Williams.

History

Plan 9 was established in 2004 by Sophie Mellor and Julian Claxton, with Toby Huddlestone joining in March 2005. Taking advantage of the redevelopment of Bristol's city centre, Plan 9's first site was in an empty shop unit in Broadmead - the city's shopping precinct. With the support of Bristol City Council, Broadmead Alliance and the estate agents Hartnell, Taylor and Cook, Plan 9 secured the unit for a period of one year, rent free.

Plan 9's programme was formulated to support the careers of emerging artists and curators, with four main exhibitions curated by Plan 9 (Industry & Idleness, Gatsobyter, Generation Games and BRSLAXVAA). An open call was also sent out nationally, which resulted in another five exhibitions/events being curated/organised by artists and curators outside Plan 9.

In 2006, Plan 9 organised 'Wig Wam Bam!' as part of the British Art Show 6 in Bristol. Interested in working within a building already open to the public, Plan 9 formed a partnership with The Red Lodge, an Elizabethan house run the Bristol City Council Museums and Art Galleries as an example of a period home. The Red Lodge is owned (and leased to the city council) by The Bristol Savages, an all male artists' group started in 1904 and modeled along the lines of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. They still hold weekly meetings and an annual exhibition in the 'Wig Wam' - and outbuilding in the grounds of The Red Lodge.

Plan 9 invited British Art Show 6 artists Claire Barclay and Marcus Coates, and the president of the Bristol Savages, Geoff Molyneux to form the selection panel for 'Wig Wam Bam!'. Fourteen Bristol based artists were selected on the basis of both proposals for new work in relation to the site and existing work. Claire Barclay and Marcus Coates also attended a series of studio visits with the selected artists, furthering the links between the British Art Show 6 and providing an opportunity for discussion around the proposed work and the site.

At the end of 2006, Plan 9 invited Karen Di Franco to join the core group. In 2007, Plan 9 expanded the group inviting Chris Barr, Kayle Brandon, Nim-Jo Chung, Rachel Connelly, Anton Goldenstein, Julie McCalden, Tom Johnson, Ali Jones, John Lawrence and Sarah Tulloch to join. Taking on a unit at the back of Spike Island - Plan 9 presented one event (All our Worst Work) and two exhibitions (Utstallruum, and, Martin Kippenburger with fries and a shake) curated by Plan 9 members.

In 2008, working with Bristol City Council, Artspace Lifespace and Urban Splash, Plan 9 took on new premises - a former police station in Bristol's city centre, Bridewell Island - creating a gallery, project space and studios. In 2008/09 Plan 9's membership changed around again and comprised of Chris Barr, Rachel Butcher, Rob Chavasse, Nim-Jo Chung, Karen Di Franco, Anton Goldenstein, Mark Harris, Toby Huddlestone, Tom Johnson, Ali Jones, Natasha MacVoy, Sophie Mellor, Anouk Mercier, Lucie Red and Zoe Williams. During 2008 and 2009, Plan 9 ran a programme of exhibitions, events and international residencies initiated by Plan 9 members.

In November 2009, Plan 9 moved out of Bridewell Island and ceased its activities.

how is/was it run/structured ?: 

what is/was it's legal status ?: 

  • unincorporated organisation

how is/was it funded ?: 

address: 

The Old Police Station, Bridewell Island
Nelson St
BS1 2LE Bristol 51° 27' 23.8068" N, 2° 35' 32.6112" W
GB

usage: 

previous usage of the site: 

number of studios: 

number of exhibition/project spaces: 

types of studios: 

  • open plan, private

established: 

2005

vacated: 

2010

last known status of the project: 

last known status of the site: 

AirSpace Gallery

about: 

AirSpace Gallery is a collaborative, artist led project in Stoke-on-Trent, providing professional development opportunities, studio and exhibiting space and support for artists. Through a dynamic and evolving programme of exhibitions, events and activities AirSpace Gallery brings critical, high quality contemporary art to the region and provides opportunities for a broad range of artists.

AirSpace Gallery was formed in 2006 by two Staffordshire University fine art undergraduates, David Bethell and Andrew Branscombe. At this point there was no contemporary visual arts provision in Stoke-on-Trent. Since then AirSpace Gallery has remained artist-led and has been programming high quality visual arts activity for and from established and emerging, national and international artists, consisting of exhibitions, residencies and public realm works ,alongside a committed approach to professional artist development.

As an artist-led space, the Gallery's current research interests mirror those of its directors and is particularly concerned with issues surrounding collaboration and partnership working and a relational relevance with its location and the socio-political landscape.

AirSpace has an ongoing series of projects, which are developed through a mixture of open calls and invitation. This makes for an exciting and vibrant mix of exhibitions, residencies, projects, artist development events and public realm works.

AirSpace Gallery has always been and remains committed to Paying Artists.

how is/was it run/structured ?: 

what is/was it's legal status ?: 

  • unincorporated organisation

how is/was it funded ?: 

history of the site: 

Built originally as the headquarters of the City's Gas Board in 1874, 4 Broad Street has subsequently, variously, been a bank, a building society,a tax office, a mission of catholic wives suffering domestic abuse and a pensioner's charity.

address: 

AirSpace Gallery
4 Broad street
ST1 4HL Stoke-on-Trent 53° 1' 24.9816" N, 2° 10' 42.2436" W
GB

usage: 

previous usage of the site: 

number of studios: 

number of workshops: 

number of exhibition/project spaces: 

types of studios: 

  • private

types of workshops: 

established: 

2006

last known status of the project: 

last known status of the site: 

Ebor Studio and Gallery

about: 

Ebor Studio is an independent artist-run studio facility incorporating:

- Professional artist studios
- Sculpture resources
- An informal educational programme

Ebor is located at the Pennine edge at the North West fringe of the Manchester conurbation.

The studio is a four storey building with well equipped workshop facilities and spacious accommodation. It offers project opportunities and teaching resources catering for all levels of experience – regular classes and specialist short courses. The studio offers opportunity for artists requiring professional and technical support.

how is/was it run/structured ?: 

what is/was it's legal status ?: 

  • community interest company

how is/was it funded ?: 

history of the site: 

The studio was originally built as ‘Ebor Mill’ around the 1870’s - it became a small Victorian industrial premises and now has a rich industrial history.

address: 

Ebor Studio
William Street
OL15 8JP Littleborough , LAN 53° 38' 29.796" N, 2° 6' 17.4888" W
GB

usage: 

previous usage of the site: 

number of studios: 

number of workshops: 

number of exhibition/project spaces: 

types of studios: 

  • open plan, private

types of workshops: 

established: 

2005

last known status of the project: 

last known status of the site: 

The NewBridge Project

about: 

The NewBridge Project supports artists to investigate and challenge the boundaries of contemporary art practice.
The NewBridge Project is an artist-led community comprising of over 80 artist studios, an exhibition space and book shop based in a 29,000sqft former office block in Newcastle city centre.
The NewBridge Project was established in 2010 to provide exchange and support in an engaged and discursive community of artists. The shared workspace is a critical and collaborative environment that allows artists to discuss and develop new ideas and projects.
The NewBridge Project Space provides artists with the opportunity to exhibit in a supportive space that promotes an experimental and critical approach to practice. The exhibition space is dedicated to exploring new and diverse contemporary art practice through a programme of regular exhibitions, screenings and events, supported by responsive talks, publications and broadcasts.
The NewBridge Project continues to develop in response to the needs and interests of its members.

how is/was it run/structured ?: 

what is/was it's legal status ?: 

  • community interest company

how is/was it funded ?: 

address: 

Norham House
12-18 New Bridge Street West
NE1 8AW Newcastle upon Tyne , TWR 54° 58' 27.7932" N, 1° 36' 38.7072" W
GB

total size in sqm/sqft: 

usage: 

previous usage of the site: 

number of studios: 

number of workshops: 

number of exhibition/project spaces: 

types of studios: 

  • open plan, private

types of workshops: 

established: 

2010

last known status of the project: 

last known status of the site: 

Kingsgate Workshops

Kingsgate Studios: Invite Winter Show 08

about: 

Kingsgate Workshops is a multi-use art space housed within a labyrinthine Victorian factory, providing affordable workspace for an exciting mix of artists, makers and designers.

Kingsgate Workshops’ Public Programme encourages experimentation, production and critical discourse. We support a crossover between disciplines, an exchange of skills and the development of critical and timely conversations about process, image making and object making. Our Project Space aims to profile a diverse range of contemporary national and international artists with a focus on emerging talent.

The Public Programme is generously supported by Arts Council England. As part of the programme, artists are provided with a free studio space for six months, a small stipend and professional support in creating a new body of work for exhibition at Kingsgate Project Space.

how is/was it run/structured ?: 

what is/was it's legal status ?: 

  • charity

how is/was it funded ?: 

history of the site: 

Kingsgate Workshops is a converted 19th century warehouse providing studio and workshop space for over 50 artists and crafts people. Located in West Hampstead and close to Kilburn High Road, it was first built by John Allen and Sons as their builders workshops, with a saw mill to produce the large number of doors and windows they needed to construct many of the surrounding streets.
After John Allen and Sons, the building became a furniture depository, and then was used as a sheet metal folding factory and various other businesses until it became derelict and empty. In 1978, a small group of local people put forward a scheme to Camden Council to stop it being demolished and give it a new lease of life as an artist’s studio complex.

address: 

110-116 Kingsgate Road
NW3 2JG London 51° 32' 38.3712" N, 0° 11' 47.868" W
GB

usage: 

number of studios: 

types of studios: 

  • private

established: 

1978

last known status of the project: 

last known status of the site: 

David Dale Gallery

Exterior view - David Dale Gallery

about: 

David Dale Gallery and Studios is a non-profit contemporary art space based in the east end of Glasgow.

Established in 2009, David Dale Gallery and Studios promotes pioneering contemporary visual art through the commissioning and year round programming of new work and projects by early career international and UK based artists. Maintaining a commitment to providing opportunities and supporting the development of artists, curators and writers, David Dale Gallery and Studios intend to encourage professional development, education and community participation whilst delivering our core aim of presenting outstanding contemporary visual art. Additionally, the organisation operates an affordable artist studios facility, for the production and development of new work by emerging artists.

how is/was it run/structured ?: 

what is/was it's legal status ?: 

  • charity

how is/was it funded ?: 

address: 

David Dale Gallery
161 Broad Street
G40 2QR Glasgow 55° 51' 3.906" N, 4° 13' 18.876" W
GB

total size in sqm/sqft: 

usage: 

previous usage of the site: 

number of studios: 

number of exhibition/project spaces: 

types of studios: 

  • private

established: 

2009

last known status of the project: 

last known status of the site: 

Lewisham Arthouse

about: 

Keeping it real since 1994.
Artist-led, community - based.
Supporting creativity and innovation in visual arts and beyond.

how is/was it run/structured ?: 

what is/was it's legal status ?: 

  • charity

how is/was it funded ?: 

history of the site: 

1914 - 1991
Amazing Library
Gift from Andrew Carnegie to people of Deptford
ceases as learning / social space due to Tory Government cuts

1991 - 1993
Amazing rave venue
Maintained by Spiral Tribe
ceases as a music / social space due to Tory Government rave laws

1994 - 2015
Amazing arts centre
Maintained by Lewisham Art House co-operative
providing open-access facilities, community resources, learning, visual art and music programmes

2015 - onwards
Amazing arts centre becomes charity
Doing the same as before, but within / as a charity with a 100 year plan

exhibitions, events, workshops: 

lots

additional information: 

Grade II listed (interior / exterior) Historic trees and gardens to rear

address: 

140 Lewisham Way
SE14 6PD London 51° 28' 18.0336" N, 0° 1' 51.186" W
GB

usage: 

previous usage of the site: 

number of studios: 

number of workshops: 

number of exhibition/project spaces: 

types of studios: 

  • open plan, private

types of workshops: 

established: 

1991

last known status of the project: 

last known status of the site: 

Rhubaba

about: 

Rhubaba Gallery and Studio is an artist-run organisation in Edinburgh that provides studio space for currently nineteen artists and an annual programme of exhibitions and events.

Rhubaba was founded in 2009 as a communal studio and project space. Established in response to a perceived gap in appropriate studio provision for recent graduates and through the desire to create a space dedicated to both the production and presentation of contemporary art, Rhubaba initially housed ten recent graduates from Edinburgh College of Art. During our first year we organised a series of exhibitions in temporary spaces around the city as well as with host venues further afield.

Rhubaba has continued to develop the programme and moved to Leith in 2010 to accommodate more studios and a permanent gallery space.

We are committed to generating a supportive workspace and a dynamic platform for local and international artists. Rhubaba aims to give early-career artists the opportunity to produce new work in a discursive environment, work collaboratively with other artist-led initiatives and explore wider debates in contemporary art, bringing exciting and challenging works to Scotland.

how is/was it run/structured ?: 

what is/was it's legal status ?: 

  • community interest company

how is/was it funded ?: 

exhibitions, events, workshops: 

Exhibitions include solo-shows by Ed Atkins, James Clarkson and Hannah James; groups shows and events with works by Nathalie De-Briey, Patrick Graf, Alex Gross, Rebecca Kressley, Ewan Sinclair, and collaborative projects with David Dale Gallery and Studios, Glasgow, Central Reservation, Bristol, Duchy Gallery, Glasgow, Intercity Mainline, London, Lombard Method, Birmingham and Outpost Gallery, Norwich.

address: 

25 Arthur Street
EH6 5DA Edinburgh 55° 57' 55.3104" N, 3° 10' 38.046" W
GB

usage: 

previous usage of the site: 

number of studios: 

number of exhibition/project spaces: 

types of workshops: 

established: 

2009

last known status of the project: 

last known status of the site: 

Two Queens

about: 

Two Queens ,based in a former city centre Cash & Carry, is the collaboration of Vanilla Galleries and CUSP, two Leicester based groups of artists.

how is/was it run/structured ?: 

what is/was it's legal status ?: 

  • other

how is/was it funded ?: 

history of the site: 

previously a Cash & Carry

address: 

2 Queen Street
LE1 1QW Leicester 52° 38' 5.7192" N, 1° 7' 31.8972" W
GB

usage: 

previous usage of the site: 

number of studios: 

number of exhibition/project spaces: 

types of studios: 

  • open plan, private

established: 

2012

last known status of the project: 

last known status of the site: 

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - studios