Mother Studios in Hackney Wick is an independent, non-profit, artist-run organisation. It has 15,000 square feet of warehouse space housing 38 affordable, quality studio spaces for fine artists, designers and makers.
I am an artist myself and established the studios in 2001 after a long search for a studio in the Hackney area. The dwindling number of studios due to property redevelopment and rent increases at this time prompted me to set up my own. The studios were self-financed and I negotiated a long-standing lease until 2017. I continue to work there and manage the development of the organisation.
Since 2004, space has been set aside as the Mother Project and Exhibition space – a 1,200 square foot space, which is available free to all Mother artists.