45 studios leased since 1971.
Martello Street has been leased to SPACE since 1971. With approximately 50 studios and many more artists, this well established site overlooks London Fields park and is alongside London Fields overground station. Several buses run on nearby Mare Street and the Hackney Central overground station line is 5 minutes walk away.
The ground floor studios have step-free access.
Martello Street Studios at 10 Martello Street was one of the 2 buildings to replace St Katharine Docks. Artists working in experimental filmmaking and performance were attracted to the building. Early tenants included Bruce Lacey whose young family live in the caretaker cottage, Cosey Fanni Tutti and Genesis P-Orridge who arrived from Hull in 1974, and Robin Klassnik, one of the former St Katharine Docks artists, whose studio in 1979 became the first Matts Gallery. See the essay ‘Industrial Ritual Performance SPACE’ by William Fowler in Artists in the City: SPACE in ’68 and beyond.