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:

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

All our studios are currently occupied and there is a waiting list.

If you wish to join the waiting list, please apply by emailing us an artist’s CV and your space requirements.


Current artists

Frances Broomfield

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. Now one of her pictures appears in a new book Oh My Gosh I Love Your Shoes by celebrity shoe designer Sophia Webster. Frances 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

Image coming soon

Matt Child

Matt Child is a painter from Warrington who has recently moved into the studios. His work has previously been displayed at Warrington Museum & Art Gallery and also at The Old School in Fairfield and Howley. Matt specializes in creating intricately detailed depictions of industrial and urban scenes.

Marie Jones

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

Image coming soon

Annie McGee

Profile coming soon

Platform Arts

Platform Arts are community arts practitioners offering filmmaking and production services.  They are also behind the improvised music collective Klaut.

Robert Watson

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

Previous studio artists include: Cameron Brown, Derek Dick, Alison Kurke and Phil Robinson.