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Open Studios 2023

23 August - 27 August 2023

Open Studios: Friday & Saturday

Project Space Takeover Events:

Maisie Maris & Chloë Louise Lawrence: Large, sculptural experiments

Wednesday 23 August, 2-5pm

Christian Cargill: 'Heart Valley' Screening

Wednesday 23 August, 6.30-7.30pm

Ebb Collective: Safety Net

Saturday 26 August, 2-5pm

For the first time since taking over the space, Staffordshire St are delighted to open our doors for the opportunity to meet our studio holders, find out more about their practices and see their work in situ.

On Friday 25 and Saturday 26, coinciding with South Bermondsey Art Trail, our doors will be open to visitors, providing a unique opportunity to see our artists and makers in their studios. There’ll also be drinks and tunes at the bar downstairs. 


From 23 - 27 August, studio holders will be hosting a series of events in the main project space, showcasing the diversity of practices working within the Staffordshire St studios. Studio holders are invited to use the space to experiment with new ideas or showcase their work outside of their studio spaces.

Check out the project takeover events programme below and find out more on our Instagram.


Open Studios

Friday 25 August 11-6pm

Saturday 26 August 11-6pm

free entry

Coinciding with South Bermondsey Art Trail, our studio takeover will expand over the Friday and Saturday, with studio holders opening their doors to visitors. Check out events in the main space before heading upstairs to see functioning studio spaces, meet the artists and find out about their practices. 

Participating artists: Thom BridgeChristian CargillManuel CalvoIsabel Castro Jung, Lisa Darrer, Lola Gillies-Creasey, Dena HaghsayJess HeritageKim Jakobsen ToMax JefcutChloë Louise LawrenceMaisie Maris, Claire Pritchard, Rosalind Wilson

Project Space Takeover Events

Wednesday 23 - Sunday 27 August

free entry to all events

Maisie Maris & Chloë Louise Lawrence: Large, sculptural experiments 

Wednesday 23 August 2-5pm

Gain an insight into artist's  Maisie Maris and Chloë Louise Lawrence's process of making. The pair will be making use of the gallery space to experiment installing larger, sculptural works, which are being developed in their studio space upstairs.

Christian Cargill: Heart Valley Screening

Wednesday 23 August, 6.30-7.30pm

Director, producer and photographer Christian Cargill will be screening his documentary Heart Valley, winner of Tribeca Film Festival for Best Documentary Short. The film looks at the world through the eyes of Welsh shepherd Wilf Davies,  asking questions about what it is we should truly value. Join Christian for the 20 minute film screening, plus an informal Q&A discussion afterwards.

Ebb Collective: Safety Net

Saturday 26 August 2-5pm

Join Ebb collective for a free, participatory installation and workshop, exploring regenerative thinking, collective undoing and knotting together new narratives. Visitors are invited to activate an evolving installation, thread together some 'uncreative writing' and learn different knot tying techniques, as they collectively cast a net across the gallery space.

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