Early 2016 update

We are happy to announce that Southwark Studios is currently working on an agreement to have a newly built, permanent home on the redeveloped Rich Estate. We can’t wait to be back providing exhibition and affordable workspace for artist and small businesses in the creative sectors.

We will have a full update with more details late summer 2016.

Closure of the first Southwark Studios

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It is with deep regret that Southwark Studios had to close at start 2016.

Over 7 years we provided over 250 creative people with a place to show and make their work, but our building is now due to be demolished as part of large scale redevelopment of the area.

Unfortunately over 50% of all artists studios in the borough of Southwark have recently closed. Massive reductions in workspace for creative people is happening across London, causing a real crisis for artists and providers like Southwark Studios.

Our situation is regrettably very normal for the artists studio sector at a time of quickly rising land values in London. However in response Southwark Studios has spent over two years raising awareness of this problem, developing documents, giving talks to councils and meeting members of the Greater London Authority.

This has culminated in Southwark Studios now having a very good chance of being offered a new home as part of the redevelopment plans for our old location in SE1.

After a break of several years to build the new artist studio complex, we hope to be back on site to launch the new, permanent Southwark Studios.

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If you would like to get in touch please email us at: contact@southwarkstudios.com