AuthorNick Kaplony

After graduating from Camberwell College of Art and having worked as assistant curator at the Arts Gallery London and Pump House Gallery, Nick joined the Artquest team in June 2007. Nick is a practicing artist and freelance curator.

Private ownership: Thames-side Studios

Thames-Side Studios Gallery, New Relics, curated by Tim Ellis and Kate Terry, preview 1 June 2018. Image courtesy Thames-Side Studios, photo: Phil Ashcroft

Many artist studio providers in London lease their premises from property developers or other landlords who, for whatever reason, cannot develop the site immediately. Sometimes this is because property prices are too low for a profitable project; sometimes developers are biding their time to wait for planning consent or use-class changes to use the building for different purposes. These leases...

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