Artists have always looked for new spaces to use as studios, leading the way into new areas in towns and cities but I don’t remember hearing of an artist setting up a studio in a shopping centre before. Hale Man is currently the ‘Artist in Residence’ at the Whitgift Centre in Croydon and I had a chance to see inside her studio earlier this week, viewing large sculptures and new paintings. She has been working in the former shop unit for several months and seems to be enjoying the experience, doing her own projects and also running workshops.
The studio is open to the public at various times so do check out her website for more information - http://hale-man.com/
The Whitgift Centre
*The photographs show details from two of her 3D pieces.