Revolutionary Arts relocated to Margate in 2013, after a lifetime in Worthing, interested in a place full of spaces for artists. There’s a rich mix of studios and project spaces, each with their own clique of artists. So here’s a short guide to Margate’s art studios:
Pie Factory are based in the regenerated Old Town, where they have five artists studios on the first floor, with a beautiful, slightly-industrial gallery space at street level. Every studio has access to a roof terrace that can be used for working, social events or simply relaxing.
Resort Studios are based in the old Pettmans Furniture Depositary, just off Northdown Road. They advertise full time studios & desk spaces, an open plan workshop area, a print studio, photography space, and a hang out area. There’s an open-plan area bookable for events and a gallery space in a former shop below.
Marine Studios are in a Georgian terrace overlooking the main sands. More of a co-working space than studios for artists, there are desks by the day and a meeting room for hire, too.
Limbo have repurposed an old electricity substation, at the Old Town end of the High Street. They provide affordable studios and a project space, and run a programme of exhibitions, artist residencies, events and off-site projects.
Crate is based in an old printworks, next door to Limbo.They have five studios, and focus on contemporary visual artists’ research and practice, aiming to inspire critical debate and the exchange of ideas. They have two project spaces for hire.
Margate Media Centre has office space and room for events. It’s about to be put under new management.