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Open Studios

Once a year we open our large grey shutter and all are warmly welcomed inside to explore the workspaces of over 100 of our local creatives. Our 30,000 square foot warehouse is nestled in an industrial corner of Bedminster, opposite Windmill Hill City Farm, Asda and The Bristol Loaf to one side and Victoria Park to the other.

 

In the space formerly occupied by the Wiltshire Print Works, you’ll now find Bristol’s largest independent artists’ studios, Relatively anonymous to passers-by, the building is host to an eclectic community of artists and small creative businesses. It almost feels like a well kept secret!

 

We are proud to provided affordable and secure studio spaces for a diverse community of artists and creatives since we opened in 2010, and continue to do our best to support and provide workspace for Bristol creatives. Our studio holders include painters, performers, weavers, textile designers and writers to framers, film-makers, illustrators and upholsterers.

 

The Open Studios weekend always promises to be a chance to explore the labyrinthine building, taking in the film studios and cinema, into all the numerous artist spaces and a pole dancing studio in the basement.

The foyer opens up, where you can grab a coffee and a bite to eat from some of Bristol’s independent food traders. Make a weekend of it and enjoy the delights of Windmill Hill City Farm or a stroll around Victoria Park while you're here.

 

Our annual Open Studios event offers a glimpse into a substantial and alternative creative working environment, and an opportunity to purchase work by talented artists and skilled makers.

 

We only open once a year so it’s quite the party! This year warmly welcomed over 4000 visitors!

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