Rural Arts Centre

The Rural Arts Centre, completed in 2013 at Stepney City Farm after three years’ planning and consultation, is a unique facility amongst all of London’s City Farms.

Through observation, engagement and education, the Farm’s Rural Arts Centre showcases trades, crafts and arts which were once an intrinsic part of our daily lives, but are now at risk of being lost. 

The building provides dedicated workshop spaces occupied by three artists in residence practising crafts with historic and contemporary significance. Each of the three studio spaces has a large glass front allowing visitors the opportunity to observe the artists whilst at work.

The Rural Arts Centre also includes a small dedicated Gallery space which provides opportunities for both ‘in house’ and non-resident artists to exhibit their work. If you are interested in exhibiting, please get in touch.

Each resident artist is available for private and public commissions as well as for educational classes and courses:

The Green Wood Guild

Jess Jos Ceramics

Stitches in Time

Regular courses are also offered in the Gallery space by Coat of Glass.



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