Making Art


All studio spaces benefit from good natural light with the costs of studio membership including electricity, water, building insurance and service charges. Access to WiFi and a covered outdoor working area is also available.

Besides paying rent, Studio Members contribute at least 5 hours per month in support of Lewisham Art House. This subsidises our Learning, Exhibition and Events programmes, and keeps them affordable and engaged.  Roles are hands-on, including curating, fundraising, marketing and building maintenance. It’s a great way to gain professional skills and experience and gain valuable experience of working within an active and friendly community organisation.

Studio membership is allocated according to artistic consistency, a demonstrable commitment to exhibition-making and self-promotion and a commitment to be present in Lewisham Art House for a minimum amount of time each month.

If you’d like to be a studio member, please join our mailing list to get updates on studio vacancies and details on how to apply.




Studio Members

Brian Archer
Phil Ashcroft
Chris Barnes
Ruth Beale
Richard Buckle
Oliver Campbell
Laura X Carlé
Townly Cooke
Barry Cunningham
Alison Day
Peter Dixon
Amanda Francis
Anita Gwynn
Charles Hayward
Lucy Harker
Tom Hemming
Pat Hextall
Janet Hyde
Terry Macdonald Humphrey
Lynda Laird
Julia McNeal

Steve Mihara
Basia Muslewska
Nina Necak
Janine Nelson
Mark Nelson
Stephen Palmer
Ben Parry
Richard Parry
Sheena Patel
Rosey Prince
Rob Reed
Toby Rye
Anna Salmon
Joyce Saunders-Diop
Fiona Smithers
Heather Steed
Irene Stewart
Shirley Stewart
Alma Tischler Wood
Luigi Vanzan
Eleanor Watson
Sara Willet

Open Access Dark Room

A fully equipped darkroom for black and white film processing and printing is available for hire. Facilities include one Medium format enlarger and one 35 mm format enlarger. All chemicals and equipment are provided with the booking fee. First time users are required to have an induction as an orientation and information session, which can be done separately or with your first visit. Specialist one-to-one tutorials are available on request.

Please read our full terms and conditions

View further information about Darkroom open access

For further information and booking please contact us
T: 0208691 9113


The Art House has two ceramics kilns available to studio members and as an open access resource. A packing service is also on offer at an additional cost, alternatively specialist one-to-one tutorials on kiln packing and firing are available upon request.

View further information Kiln hire and use information

Please read our full terms and conditions

For further information and booking contact us

T. 020 8691 9113


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Graduate Studio Award Scheme

Since 2010, the Graduate Residency Award has cultivated quality, innovation and talent development. This scheme supports artists at a precarious moment in their career. Lewisham Art House provides a free studio and peer mentoring to a London-based graduate. Residencies vary from 6 – 12 months and culminate in public presentations in the Project Space.

Our current Graduate Studio Resident is Chris Alton learn more about his work below…


“My artworks often draw upon multiple, seemingly un-associated, cultural phenomena. Whether deploying disco music against xenophobia or playing table tennis in competition with aggressive architecture, I seek to highlight unlikely parallels and produce bizarre situations. Through these, I aim to express alternative ways of being in the world. This desire stems from my Quaker upbringing, which resonates throughout my practice.
Subversive and embellished with an eye for contradictions, my works are frequently performative and multi-platform. They often involve physical and/or digital occupations, as forms of peaceful protest, and tend to find form in cultural artefacts, such as T-shirts, publications and websites, which then re-enter the social realm.”

Graduate Resident Award Archive