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Here is a list of local artists studios in Southend, Westcliff, Leigh on Sea and Hadleigh + links to others near by. Most have a waiting list in place, but spaces do come up, so if you are looking for a studio, contact them directly to find out about the current availability.

If you are running other local studios and would like it to be added, please email michaela AT idea13 DOT org.

TAP Gallery and Artists Studios

Old Waterworks Building, North Rd, Southend, SS0 7AB

TAP Gallery and Artists Studios Southend on Sea

TAP has been operating since 2009, and next to its gallery and projection room run by The White Bus, they offer 8 artists studios, charging £8/ sq. ft.  TAP also runs a membership scheme which allows artists use TAP’s print and darkroom facilities, and also the gallery space.

For more information, contact info AT t-a-p.org.uk.

Miss Annabel See* Gallery & Studios

153 Leigh Road, Leigh on Sea, Essex, SS9 1JF

miss annabel dee gallery and artists studios

Miss Annabel Dee is a gallery with adjacent two shared studios spaces (4 spaces in total, two self contained and one occupied by Annabel Dee and a fellow ceramicist Julie Spurgeon).

Studios are available at £120/month including electricity and water and are 24 hour access (within reason as it is a residential area).  They have access to a kiln, a gas Raku kiln, and spray booth (small extra charge per firing ) as well as a plaster moulding area. The spaces are also suitable for fine artists, textiles, illustrators etc.

All artists have the option of having your work displayed in the studio for sale. There are regular private views and occasional Open Studios events.

For the waiting list contact Annabel on missannabeldee AT gmail.com or call 07989155473.

Hadleigh Old Fire Station

High Street, Hadleigh, Essex SS7 2PA

hadleigh old fire station artists studios

Hadleigh Old Fire Station has 15 artists’ studios run by Acava. They run regular events, including Open Studios. To join their waiting list, you must first become an ACAVA associate member.

For information on studio availability, and becoming an ACAVA associate member, contact Caroline Rolf
crolf AT acava.org – T: 020 8960 5015 (Mon, Tue, Thur)

Synchro Studios
Leighcliff Buildings

Synchro Studios have been open since late 1990’s and offer studio spaces for 11 artists. The rates are very affordable £80/month, with the spaces being 100-120 sq. ft. on average.

For more information, contact Heidi Wigmore on heidiwigmore1 AT tiscali.co.uk.

OTHER STUDIOS close to Southend:

High House Artists’ Studios, Thurrock
High House Artists’ Studios, Off Purfleet Bypass, Purfleet, Essex, RM19 1AS

Hive Artists Studios
The Hive Artist Studios, 13R Beehive Lane Works, Beehive Lane, Chelmsford, CM2 9JY

Cuckoo Farm Studios
Boxted Road Mile End, Colchester, CO4 5HH

Parndon Mill
Parndon Mill Elizabeth Way
 Harlow Essex CM20 2HP

CO3 Studios
90 Shrub End Road Colchester CO3 4RX

Mother Studios, Essex

The Old Maltings, Station Road, Ardleigh, Colchester CO7 7RT

Mother Studios, Essex is open they have just finished some more studios!

For details on prices and studios, please email [email protected] or [email protected]