Asylum Studios

Rendlesham, United Kingdom


  • Asylum Studios, Building 118, Bentwaters parks
  • Rendlesham
  • Suffolk
  • IP12 2TW
  • United Kingdom


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Asylum Studios was set up in 2000 as a co-operative to provide affordable studio spaces to locally based professional artists and to create a sustainable focus for arts activity in this area. Asylum Studios as an organisation exists to provide artists with room to explore, and to take risks in their working practice. We hold regular events, exhibitions and classes open to the public.

Having moved into the old "Special Investigations" building on Bentwaters in 2004 we are now developing it as viable artists’ studios with low rents, on site darkroom and general workshop facilities. We will hold number of exhibitions, seminars and residencies each year.

The co-op is artist centred and inclusive of non-members – a flexi space will be available for short term rent, seminars will include artists from outside the membership as both audience and exhibitors. As resources permit we propose to develop an accessible and affordable resource for local artists with workshops focussed on both the professional development of artists and on giving access to the arts and art techniques to a broader community.

Membership: While membership is open - artists are selected on quality of work and commitment to the shared aims of the co-op. Already we have a group of artists making a wide range of work both challenging and contemporary and with the energy to pursue our goals. This has provoked substantial interest both from the press and the local community.

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