WELCOME TO WIMBLEDON ART STUDIOS
Established in 1993 within a working paper warehouse, Wimbledon Art Studios began with just 6 artists renting art space alongside the paper business. Now, the original warehouse consists of over 173 studio spaces spanning 3 floors.
In 2007 the Blue Studios were specifically built for artists within the same site, providing another 54 studio spaces spanning 4 floors. Wimbledon Art Studios now provides affordable creative art spaces for over 230 artists.
Wimbledon Art Studios 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 and sales skills. 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, becoming part of the ‘community’, in what otherwise could easily be an isolating career.
The twice yearly Wimbledon Open Studios are the only time that the doors are open to the public and it is only then that you get some sense of the scale of the place. Wimbledon Art Studios is now a well respected and vibrant hub of contemporary art with artists ranging from emerging to the well established.
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.
Wimbledon Art Studios is a not-for-profit organisation and our Open Studios are entirely self-funded. All the money raised from the show, goes straight back into supporting our artists.
For more information on how you can become part of the Wimbledon Art Studios Community, visit wimbledonartstudios.co.uk or call 0208 9471183
WHAT OUR ARTISTS SAY
"You have to love the diversity of what goes on there; Popping into other artists studios, chewing over ideas, sharing creative highs and lows; We are all surfing different waves in the same ocean feeding our paint addiction!"
Emma-Leone Palmer, studio 220
"Over the past 9 years, Wimbledon Art Studios has offered me a great platform and opportunity to show my work to the public at their twice-yearly exhibitions. Slowly this has turned a lifetime hobby in to a more commercial venture. The studios also offer a great sense of community and support this is very welcoming when you are starting any new venture."
Jilly Vainer, studio 514