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Wimbledon Art Studios
  • 10 Riverside Yard
    Riverside Road
    London
    SW17 0BB
Wimbledon Art Studios is one of the largest creative studio complexes in the UK. Housing some of the most creative artists in London, the studio's doors are open twice-yearly for the highly successful Open Studio Art Shows which attracts thousands of buyers and exposure to galleries and collectors.

 


Wimbledon Art Studios

Home to a friendly, dynamic community of creative people and the popular twice-yearly Open Studio Art Show

020 8947 1183



Wimbledon Art Studios is one of the largest single site art studio complexes in Britain. The unique creative community is home to 227 individual studios providing a professionally managed create environment for over 240 artists in South West London.

Two separate buildings make up Wimbledon Art Studios, known as the Red Studios and Blue Studios, creating a completely bespoke studio complex. Both art spaces provide affordable secure, year round, 24-hour access, free parking, WIFI, lift access, kitchens and facilities for the disabled.

The artists produce work across almost every discipline including painting, ceramics, weaving, photography, furniture making, textile design & sculpture, with a high percentage of them working professionally, full time. Many of the emerging artists juggle their studio time around full or part-time jobs and often work late nights or weekends to pursue their interests.

 

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Open Studio Art Show

The twice-yearly, highly successful Open Studio Art Shows are the only time that Wimbledon Art Studios doors are open to the public and it's only then that you get some sense of the scale of the place.

Over 200 artists open their studio doors for 'the most affordable festival style art show in London'. The public can browse and buy directly from artists in their working studios. The event attracts over 4500 people and hosts a range of entertainment, workshops and competitions.
 


 

Wimbledon Art Studios

Home to a friendly, dynamic community of creative people and the popular twice-yearly Open Studio Art Show

020 8947 1183
 



History

First opened in 1993, Wimbledon Art Studios is now a recognised creative community spanning well-established and emerging artists. Art Studios have traditionally been established in rundown buildings awaiting either demolition or redevelopment with landlords exploiting this temporary opportunity to offer studio space for a few months or in luckier cases, a year or so.

The Red Studios first opened in 1993 within a working paper warehouse that was shared by six artists renting art space. Now, the original warehouse consists of over 173 studio spaces spanning three floors.

In 2007 the Blue Studios were specifically built for artists within the same site, providing another 54 studio spaces spanning four floors. Wimbledon Art Studios now provides affordable creative art space for over 230 artists.

Wimbledon Art Studios alternative philosophy is to help artisans towards becoming independent and the resident artists benefit from an Artist Career Development Programme offering lectures and seminars on topics ranging from writing artists statements to grant applications to sales skills. Many of the artists at the studios tend to stay long term and have the opportunity to become a part of a ‘community’, in what otherwise could easily be a very isolating career.

 


 

Wimbledon Art Studios

10 Riverside Yard
Riverside Road
London
SW17 0BB

020 8947 1183 

 

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The Best of Wimbledon and Merton
when calling
Wimbledon Art Studios

 

 

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Open Studio Art Show 2016
23/03/2016

200 artists open their studio doors to the public to ‘the most affordable festival style art show in London’. Browse and buy directly from artists in their working studios. Competitions, workshops, music,... Read article