Artist Residency Studio

Located in the heart of the New Forest National Park in the UK, the studio provides a dedicated live-work space. It is open to artists of any discipline in need of a concentrated period of time to develop their ideas.


Workshop Space

The workshop space is fully fitted with tables and chairs (which can be rearranged to suit a range of activities) for a maximum of 20 participants. COVID19 restrictions means we currently allow 6 people maximum to enter the Workshop at any one time - please check with SPUD staff for the most up to date safety precautions. 


Fast WiFi, a large screen 4K Smart TV monitor and projector are available. There is a large sink with hot and cold water in the workshop as well as a nearby kitchen which also has tea and coffee making facilities and a fridge.


The hire rate for hire of the workshop is £10 per hour with discounts for block bookings of a day or more.


Download full details and a booking form here.

Contact for availability. Bookings are not confirmed until a deposit has been paid.


Exhibition Space

The Gallery walls are approximately 2.7 metres high with 50 square metres of  floorspace (5 x 10) and approximately 30 linear metres of hanging space. 


The walls are MDF and can be drilled and screwed to take mirror plates and other methods of installation.


Access to the gallery is through the front doors of the spudWORKS building. Temporary parking is available immediately outside for unloading. Hire rates are £80 per day with discounts for periods of a week or more.


Download full details and booking form here.

Download gallery dimensions here.

Bookings are not confirmed until a deposit has been paid.

Event Space

Hiring rates for events and  group activities are £20 per hour

The space has a high end 4K Laser projector and sound system available for use. 


Minimum Hire is 2 hours. 

Please allow for set-up and tidying time. For example: A typical group workshop running for 2 hours would be required to book the space for 3 hours total to allow for setting up and tidying, before and after the workshop. 


Studio Space

spudWORKS has completed five new artists’ studios of approximately 14.5 square metres (156 sq ft) each, with heating, electricity and fast WiFi broadband access. Each studio will has its own entrance and offers 7 day access from 8am - 10pm. 


Four of these studios are available for rent on a 12-month renewal basis. One of the studios is allocated to facilitiate short-term occupation for artist residencies. (full details will be available soon)

The studios have dedicated, shared toilet and wash-up facilities and artists also have access to the kitchen and other facilities in the main building during office hours.


All four of the 12-month lease studios are currently occupied, however we have short term rentals of the artists residency space and Observatory available throughout the year.

For more information on the terms and availabilty of the short-term lease studio please email to:


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Desk and Office Space

Five office spaces for rent (includes super-fast wi-fi, utilities and access to kitchen, workshop and gallery spaces and a parking space)


1. Corner office: See Graduate Launch PAD


2. SPUD office:

Desk Shares in SPUD office: (1 desk available @ £150/month

3. Front ‘coach house' office: (currently rented out)


4. Rear ‘garden room' office: (1 desk available @ £150/month)

In addition to these office spaces, spudWORKS also offers an Exhibition space and large Workshop space to hire. 

For more information and enquiries please get in touch


Available to artists

To find out more or to arrange a visit contact us on:

or call: 01590 682 260

Please click here to view the Observatory Studio Rental Agreement.

  • Both spaces have been recently refurbished with glazed widow, doors and with an exterior weather proof glaze. 

  • Located alongside spudWORKS gallery and workshop 

  • 5 minutes from Sway train station with trains to London and the South West

  • Built-in mains power, and charcoal heater

  • Access to kitchen and toilet facilities

  • 360 degree rotating structure

  • Get to be a part of SPUD's flourishings creative community!


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