At the start of the month, Cell Studios opened the door of Block A, its new creative space in Hackney Wick. Cell had previously occupied the site before its redevelopment by Telford Homes, so we welcomed the chance to bring them back into this space, where they are offering a range of workspaces for creative practitioners at all career stages, enabling a truly rich and diverse artistic community.
The studios are aimed at visual artists working with painting, sculpture, moving image, performance and photography. In the right conditions, many people’s careers will thrive. However, this has never been more important for artists and creatives where light, warmth and space will help their practices expand, literally and commercially.
With several artists already in residence, we took a tour of the studios to see the positive impact that a quality, long-term, affordable creative workspace has already had on three of the new residents; and how it is helping them plan for the future.