Self-contained studio 344 sq ft @£505 per month. 2nd floor studio (NB no lift at this building) with dual aspect windows, south and west across London Fields. Windows are sash operated and fitted with simple blinds by a previous tenant. There is a shared sink nearby. Original wooden floors and stud partitioned inner walls. Rent includes wifi, water, basic fixtures as seen. Electricity is billed separately according to use. Priority for this studio will be given to artists with a fine art practice. Please note that all SPACE studios have a no music policy, headphones must be used. We do not allow the sub-letting and hiring out of studio space to third parties.
The studio building is next door to London Fields overground station and to the London Fields park. Bus routes are nearby in Mare Street and Richmond Road.
For viewing please email to firstname.lastname@example.org with ‘Martello Studio 25’ in the subject header. You will then be notified in due course when a viewing date has been arranged. Both Studio 25 and 25A will be viewed at the same time.
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.