Culture Warrington has created a space for affordable studios attached to Warrington Museum & Art Gallery: No 7 Artists’ Studios.

All the studio spaces are currently occupied, and you can find out more about the current residents below. If you would like to be on the waiting list should space become available, please apply via Curator Space, where you can also find out more about the studios:

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Visits to the studio are currently by appointment only, by arrangement with the individual artists.

Studio artists

Alison Kurke

Studio 1

Alison is a print-maker/book-binder and collage artist. She has a small etching press and more paper of all kinds than she could hope to use in a lifetime. Alison is particularly interested in collaborative collage projects, as well as a daily practice.

Alison Kurke Instagram

Emma Ashley

Emma Ashley

Studio 5

Emma is a contemporary artist who experiments with large-scale sculptural installations. Her main practice explores abstract cement forms, creating optical illusions to challenge the viewer’s perception of the medium, giving the work an element of mystery.


Robert Watson

Studio 2

Robert is a Warrington-based large format film fine art photographer represented by Saul Hay Gallery. He won the Warrington Contemporary Arts Festival Photography Open in 2017 and sold out the exhibition that was part of the prize. He presented a solo show at Manchester Central Library in 2020 and further solo exhibitions are planned for London (Autumn 2021) and Warrington (Spring 2023).

Robert Watson website

Robert Watson Instagram

Cameron Brown

Studio 6

Cameron is a fine art painter and illustrator from Warrington, specialising in portrature. He is currently working on As You Once Were, So Once Were We, a large scale commission for Warrington Contemporary Art Festival at Warrington Bus Station. Other recent work includes a privately commissioned mural for the Warrington Archives Searchroom, which will be accessible when the Museum & Library building reopens in Winter 2021.

Cameron Brown Instagram

Joshua Yates

Studio 3

Joshua is a young artist with experience working in a number of different media, most prominently paint and audio-visual installation. He’s currently developing his painting technique with a series of very different paintings, as a sort of visual étude. Joshua works on canvas with acrylic and enjoys experimenting with subject and media. Focusing on small snapshots of ordinary objects and scenes, he likes to take a closer look and view them in a different light bringing unseen details to the forefront.


Marie Jones

Studio 7

Marie is an artist based in Warrington with an ideas-led practice. Using a combination of scale, colour, humour, and domestic craft techniques, Marie creates works such as large-scale site-responsive installations, wall hangings, soft sculptures, art garments & performance. Available for commissions.

Marie won first prize at the 2018 Warrington Contemporary Open exhibition and presented her first solo show Let’s Get Stuck in Traffic! at Warrington Museum & Art Gallery the following year. In 2020 she guest curated the Warrington Contemporary Open exhibition.

Marie Jones website

Marie Jones Instagram

Frances Broomfield

Studio 4

Frances Broomfield is an established international artist and illustrator from Warrington. She is primarily a painter of small, detailed, idiosyncratic pictures, in oils and tempera.

She has exhibited widely, in Liverpool and Manchester as well as in London, Europe and the USA. Her paintings are in public and private collections worldwide.

In 2013 her painting George Formby – Speed Ace from Warrington Museum’s collection, was projected onto 30 buildings around the UK including the National Gallery in London, as part of the BBC Big Picture event.

Illustration work includes book covers for Colin Dann’s Farthing Wood series and Russell Hoban’s cult novel The Medusa Frequency – she also collaborated with Ivor Cutler on an illustrated alphabet project.

Her images have appeared in the press, on prints, jigsaws, calendars and on TV, most recently in The Crown series 4 on Netflix.

Frances Broomfield’s website