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Matthew Wood
Monday, 24th July 2017

It was an exciting time last week for SFSA Director, Nichole Herbert Wood who was visiting the construction site of Anthology’s Deptford Foundry 316 unit development scheme, Arklow Road, Lewisham, and home to Second Floor Studios new 80 + purpose built studios due to open late autumn 2018.

Nichole Herbert Wood
Tuesday, 14th February 2017

100 artists and makers are offering 100 pieces for sale to 100 buyers. Artists and makers of London are coming together to support the purchase of permanent studio provision. They are weary of the closure of their workspaces and are taking a stand to support studio provider Second Floor Studios & Arts in creating 80 permanent studios in Deptford.

Matthew Wood
Monday, 20th June 2016

Securing the Future – SFSA sign 250 year leasehold offering 80 affordable purpose built artists’ and craft and designer maker studio workspaces at Anthology Deptford Foundry

Matthew Wood
Monday, 11th April 2016

Arranged by the Crafts Council, SFSA host visit to studios for Matthew Pennycook MP - Member of Parliment for Greenwich and Woolwich and executive members of the Arts Council and Crafts Council.

Matthew Wood
Thursday, 31st July 2014

The Gallery at the ORNC will host a showcase of works in ceramics and enamel. Showing the work of seven makers who share a common starting point in terms of materials it demonstrates a range of approaches and breadth of practices to be found within contemporary ceramics and enamel.

Matthew Wood
Sunday, 11th May 2014

Where would you expect to find London’s largest localised cluster of practising artists, craft makers and designers? You might be surprised to know it’s on the south side of the Thames by the Thames Barrier between Charlton and Woolwich in the Royal Borough of Greenwich.

Matthew Wood
Wednesday, 2nd April 2014

SFSA member Chris Godber has his first London solo exhibition opening at no format Gallery this month. SFSA members Mike Hookey and Beka Smith exhibition 'Hooked & Smitten' at The Paul McPherson Gallery - Greenwich 1st May.

Matthew Wood
Friday, 21st March 2014

As part of Second Floor Studios & Arts (SFSA) continuing support for the Well London - Woolwich Dockyard programme and commitments to outreach work in the community, SFSA will be running a one-day drop in arts and crafts creative workshop event for kids, young people and their families at the YMCA, Woolwich Dockyard Estate on Saturday 12th of April, from 11am ‘til 4pm

Matthew Wood
Thursday, 20th March 2014

‘Points of Contact’ considers visual and tactile experiences of architecture as starting points for a broader investigation into the nebulous overlaps and tensions between form and surface, the solid and the ephemeral. Curators and artists: Alex Ball and Zoe Schoenherr

Matthew Wood
Tuesday, 11th March 2014

Royal Borough of Greenwich Civic Awards 2014 - Second Floor Studios & Arts win Civic Award for its outstanding contribution to the social, economic and physical wellbeing of the Royal Borough.

Matthew Wood
Monday, 10th March 2014

‘Points of Contact’ considers visual and tactile experiences of architecture as starting points for a broader investigation into the nebulous overlaps and tensions between form and surface, the solid and the ephemeral...

Matthew Wood
Wednesday, 26th February 2014

41 new studio spaces for artists, craft makers and designers due to be released Summer 2014 at London's largest single site affordable studio space project.

Matthew Wood
Monday, 27th January 2014

We had a fantastic full house of children, parents and teachers at the Millennium School Year 6 Art Exhibition held at no format galley on Thursday 23rd of January.

Matthew Wood
Monday, 29th April 2013

Thames Barrier Print Studio artist member exhibition 'Freedom of the Press 2' opens at the Old Royal Naval College - Discover Greenwich Visitor Centre

Matthew Wood
Friday, 8th March 2013

‘Three Fields’ is three artists – Emma Cousin, Matthew Luck Galpin and Charles Ogilvie – and, initially, three divergent fields of artistic work with certain common principles in play.

Matthew Wood
Monday, 4th February 2013

Goldsmiths graduates of art psychotherapy present an exhibition which explores their experiences of clinical work and the training. Their artwork reflects a growing awareness of unconscious processes within themselves and others and explores the complexity of the emotional response to their clients, and its influence on their work as artists.

Matthew Wood
Thursday, 24th January 2013

The Cat in the Box in the Forest of Falling Trees A new mixed media installation by Daniel Hosego combining wood, clamps, wires and spotlights opens this month at no format kicking off the gallery exhibition programme for 2013

Matthew Wood
Monday, 10th December 2012

It was a packed house at the opening of URBAN BARRIER last week - Exhibition runs until Sun 23rd Dec

Matthew Wood
Thursday, 25th October 2012

Freedom Of The Press - Opening at no format, Thursday 15th November

Matthew Wood
Tuesday, 16th October 2012

The UK’s largest single site affordable space project studio for artists and crafts and designer makers opens its doors to the public this November.

Matthew Wood
Friday, 5th October 2012

no format - Gallery Programme October to December 2012

Matthew Wood
Friday, 14th September 2012

Sally McKay: Multisensory experience and artistic images of the moving human figure - Opening 13.09.12

Matthew Wood
Wednesday, 12th September 2012

Sally McKay: Multisensory experience and artistic images of the moving human figure

Matthew Wood
Tuesday, 31st July 2012

'Out Of The Box' - From Cabinets Of Curiosities To Peephole Dioramas - Opening at no format Fri 3rd Aug.

Matthew Wood
Tuesday, 24th July 2012

SFSA Members Networking & BBQ at CANTEEN

Matthew Wood
Thursday, 19th July 2012

Tania López-Winkler - HILANDA - Opens at no format tonight (Thursday 19th July)

Matthew Wood
Wednesday, 11th July 2012

The Foreigners’ Collective - no format residency and performances this weekend!

Matthew Wood
Thursday, 5th July 2012

SFSA - CANTEEN - Social Enterprise Arts Cafe website now online!

Matthew Wood
Tuesday, 3rd July 2012

The Foreigners' Collective - no format residency, 9th - 15th July 2012

Matthew Wood
Wednesday, 27th June 2012

Deborah Cumming - GTF: Gridscape, Textile and Flora opening at no format gallery Thursday 28th June, 5pm - 9pm

Matthew Wood
Tuesday, 12th June 2012

"LET ME PUT MY POEMS IN YOU" - David Bray solo show @ no format opening this Thursday 14th June - 5pm - 9pm

Matthew Wood
Monday, 28th May 2012

Laurent Cahard: Poetic painting as a non-grammatical language analogous to music - ‘Synaesthesia (I): Abstract Painting as Visible Sound’ Opening at no format Thursday 31st May 2012 5pm - 9pm

Matthew Wood
Friday, 18th May 2012

Second Floor Studios & Arts Open Studios Thursday Night Opening - Open all weekend 11am - 6pm

Matthew Wood
Monday, 14th May 2012

CANTEEN - SFSA's Social Enterprise Arts Café - Opens Monday 14th May

Matthew Wood
Sunday, 6th May 2012

Thames Barrier Print Studio - Video Tour now online!

Matthew Wood
Thursday, 3rd May 2012

Never Promised Pound Land - Opening Night at no format 3/5/2012

Matthew Wood
Monday, 30th April 2012

NEVER PROMISED POUND LAND – Ray Richardson, Cathie Pilkington and Mark Hampson - opens at no format this Thursday (3rd May) 5pm - 10pm

Matthew Wood
Monday, 23rd April 2012

Descent (III) New works by Steve Dixon - Opens at no format this Thursday (26th) - (5pm - 9pm)

Matthew Wood
Friday, 13th April 2012

The Function of the Oblique - Opening at no format - 13/04/12

Matthew Wood
Wednesday, 11th April 2012

The Function of the Oblique - Opens at no format this Friday (13th!)

Matthew Wood
Saturday, 31st March 2012

SFSA member David Bray chats about his upcoming show with Ben Oakley in his studio

Matthew Wood
Wednesday, 28th March 2012

no format - Gallery Programme - April to June 2012

Matthew Wood
Thursday, 22nd March 2012

London’s leading artist community opens its doors - Summer Open Studio Exhibition at Second Floor Studios & Arts

Matthew Wood
Monday, 19th March 2012

Images from Exhibition II @ Berkeley Gallery - Painting and Object - New Works by Le Guo & Jane Cairns

Matthew Wood
Friday, 16th March 2012

'The function of the oblique' - Opening at no format Friday 13th April - curated by Attilia Fattori Franchini

Matthew Wood
Tuesday, 13th March 2012

SFSA studio member Nettie Birch @ The Corner Shop, Crafts Central this week!

Matthew Wood
Tuesday, 21st February 2012

SFSA/no format @ Berkeley Gallery - Exhibition I - Rachel Levitas (Paintings) images from exhibition

Matthew Wood
Tuesday, 21st February 2012

'Testing the Sublime Limits of Vision' – Tina Mammoser - Opening night preview - Thursday 15th March (5pm -9pm) - no format gallery

Matthew Wood
Saturday, 18th February 2012

'The Landscape of Memory' - the memory collective - Opening 1st March at no format gallery

Matthew Wood
Monday, 13th February 2012

SFSA member Koji Shiraya - works included in the open west at Gloucester Cathedral, 3 to 31 March 2012

Matthew Wood
Tuesday, 7th February 2012

SFSA and no format gallery are producing five months of visual arts programming at the new Berkeley Gallery

Matthew Wood
Friday, 6th January 2012

Restless Envisioning - New Paintings by Le Guo - no format gallery - London

Matthew Wood
Thursday, 5th January 2012

no format - Gallery Programme January to March 2012

Matthew Wood
Saturday, 26th November 2011

SFSA - Launching CANTEEN - soon!

Matthew Wood
Friday, 25th November 2011

Photos of no format gallery opening at last weeks SFSA Open Studios - Rachel Levitas - Paintings

Matthew Wood
Friday, 11th November 2011

Rachel Levitas - Paintings - Inaugural exhibition opening at no format next week - South East London's newest contemporary visual arts gallery

Matthew Wood
Monday, 31st October 2011

John Eveleigh and SFSA member Beka Smith - Stories Exhibition - The Cube, Folkestone - 4th to 30th November

Matthew Wood
Friday, 14th October 2011

SFSA member David Bray - Limited Edition Prints - Multiplied / Christie's

Matthew Wood
Friday, 30th September 2011

Ray Richardson chats about his new works and current exhitibtion 'Londons No. One' at the Ben Oakley Gallery - Greenwich

Matthew Wood
Thursday, 29th September 2011

SFSA - Open Studios - Over 160 visual and fine artists and crafts and designer makers will open their studios to the public this November

Matthew Wood
Wednesday, 28th September 2011

SFSA studio member - Le Guo - new works featured in October's Matt Roberts Arts Salon Art Prize 2011

Matthew Wood
Tuesday, 27th September 2011

Ray Richardson - Londons No. One - Preview this week @ Ben Oakley Gallery

Matthew Wood
Monday, 26th September 2011

SFSA studio member David Bray - works featured in new exhibition - this is CIRCUS

Matthew Wood
Friday, 16th September 2011

SFSA studio member Derek Curtis - New Exhibition - THE MAGIC KINGDOM ISN'T WORKING

Matthew Wood
Monday, 22nd August 2011

SFSA member Nikalas Catlow builds BOOKhut in SFSA project space - pilot for Nickelodeon

Matthew Wood
Thursday, 18th August 2011

Work underway with phase 10 - 20 more artists studios

Matthew Wood
Wednesday, 17th August 2011

SFSA studio member Emma Yeo needs your votes for Stephen Jones Hat competition.

Matthew Wood
Tuesday, 16th August 2011

New catch-up interview with SFSA member Rod Hunt posted on Thunder Chunky

Matthew Wood
Saturday, 13th August 2011

SFSA studio member Paula Ortega exhibits her premier jewellery collection in group show "Jewellery Connections"- 18/19 August

Matthew Wood
Wednesday, 27th July 2011

SFSA studio member David Bray - work featured in the new Absolut Blank tv campaign

Matthew Wood
Thursday, 7th July 2011

SFSA - Community Engagement Programme - Pictures from last months SFSA exhibition at the Tudor Barn Arts Festival, Eltham.

Matthew Wood
Thursday, 7th July 2011

SFSA studio member Charly Helyar in group show 'ANTILOGY' this month.

Matthew Wood
Wednesday, 29th June 2011

David Bray - Los Angeles show - 'Return of Bad Wisdom' opens at thinkspace gallery - July 16th to 6th Aug

Matthew Wood
Wednesday, 29th June 2011

Derek Curtis co-curates group show 'Heartland' at Great Brampton House

Matthew Wood
Monday, 20th June 2011

SFSA 2-page feature in this weeks global edition of the New York Times

Matthew Wood
Monday, 20th June 2011

Angela Summerfield - oil paintings selected for this year's Chelsea Art Society Exhibition

Matthew Wood
Tuesday, 14th June 2011

Second Floor Studios & Arts will be sponsoring a marquee at this months Creative Arts Festival at the Tudor Barn

Matthew Wood
Tuesday, 31st May 2011

SFSA studio member David Bray in group show featuring 22 urban and fine artists - East Gallery - 17th to 23rd June

Matthew Wood
Monday, 23rd May 2011

Ros Millar - Finalist - Balvenie Masters of Crafts Awards

Matthew Wood
Friday, 20th May 2011

'After the dream' - Koji Shiraya - Art in the Garden 2011 - Sir Harold Hillier Gardens

Matthew Wood
Tuesday, 17th May 2011

Shan Hur first solo exhibition - HANMI GALLERY - Opens 20th May

Matthew Wood
Tuesday, 17th May 2011

Descent(ii) - Paintings and Prints by Steve Dixon - Nolias Gallery - Friday 27th May

Matthew Wood
Monday, 9th May 2011

SFSA May Open Studios home page feature on FAD!

Matthew Wood
Sunday, 8th May 2011

SFSA studio member Nigel Jones (Medlar & Cob) has been selected by the Royal Horticultural Society to design and build a show garden at The Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Matthew Wood
Friday, 29th April 2011

The Blackheath sculptor, Caroline Summerfield has been selected to take part in a major sculpture show in the Cotswolds

Matthew Wood
Wednesday, 27th April 2011

Affordable, Secure, Permanent - Second Floor Studios & Arts feature in Spoonfed this week

Matthew Wood
Tuesday, 26th April 2011

SFSA - Open Studios - Over 130 artists, crafts makers and designers open their studios to the public - May 12, 14 and 15

Matthew Wood
Friday, 22nd April 2011

SFSA - London's Largest Open Access Fine Art Print Studio - Opening September 2011

Matthew Wood
Friday, 15th April 2011

no format - New contemporary visual arts space

Matthew Wood
Tuesday, 12th April 2011

SFSA studio member Betsy Dadd makes the animated scenery for Sadler's Wells - Sum of Parts - piece

Matthew Wood
Sunday, 10th April 2011

Michael Nunn - 'lynsey' portrait - selected for RBSA exhibition - Birmingham

Matthew Wood
Wednesday, 30th March 2011

Abigail Dace - Telegraph Hill Festival - Open Studios - 2nd and 3rd April 2011

Matthew Wood
Friday, 25th March 2011

Second Floor Studios & Arts - Open Studios - May 2011

Matthew Wood
Wednesday, 16th March 2011

SFSA Studio Member / Helen Pynor - Breath - 6th May to 2nd July 2011 - GVart

Matthew Wood
Wednesday, 16th March 2011

SFSA Studio Member Rod Hunt Illustrates HIV/AIDS Awareness Advertising Campaign for AIDES

Matthew Wood
Monday, 14th March 2011

DRAWING TRICK BLINK - Betsy Dadd - New Gallery London - PV. 17th March (runs 18th - 26th March)

Matthew Wood
Thursday, 10th March 2011

SFSA Cover Story in this weeks Wharf Newspaper

Matthew Wood
Tuesday, 8th March 2011

FIELD WORK 2 - POP UP SHOP & 'WEIRD FOLK' Exhibition - 15th - 20th March 2011

Matthew Wood
Thursday, 3rd March 2011

Tina Mammoser - Venice Exhibition / Blackheath Gallery - 5 March - 16 April

Matthew Wood
Monday, 28th February 2011

Steve Dixon - New Paintings at Nolias Gallery - London - 4th/5th March 2011

Matthew Wood
Tuesday, 25th January 2011

Rich Reid : New Works on Paper, at Charlton House. Exhibition Opening night - Friday 28th January from 6.30pm

Matthew Wood
Friday, 7th January 2011

Painting by Beka Smith to be included in twenty-first anniversary of the BP Portrait Award publication.

Matthew Wood
Monday, 13th December 2010

David Bray - New Solo Show - "Great Disasters of the 20th Century"

Matthew Wood
Wednesday, 3rd November 2010

Trinity Wharf Studios – Update!

Matthew Wood
Thursday, 28th October 2010

SFSA November Open Studios feature in Greenwich Mercury

Matthew Wood
Thursday, 21st October 2010

Micheal Nunn's painting 'Lynsey' - Finalist in the National Open Art Competition

Matthew Wood
Monday, 4th October 2010

SFSA feature in Greenwich Time paper

Matthew Wood
Wednesday, 29th September 2010

SFSA studio member David Bray - 1000 balloons!

Matthew Wood
Tuesday, 28th September 2010

SFSA Open Studios - November 2010 - London’s best-kept art secret revealed - 100 artists open their studios to the public

Matthew Wood
Thursday, 23rd September 2010

SFSA studio member - Daniel Mackie - Tweetonomics

Matthew Wood
Wednesday, 22nd September 2010

THE MAJESTY OF IRELAND - An exhibition of oil paintings by SFSA studio member Rachael Dalzell and photography by James Sparshatt

Matthew Wood
Tuesday, 21st September 2010

March of the Pigs - UNHUNG update!

Matthew Wood
Sunday, 12th September 2010

SFSA - 5 new studios overlooking the Thames - released next month!

Matthew Wood
Wednesday, 8th September 2010

Abigail Dace - Exploration of White - Rickshaw Gallery

Matthew Wood
Friday, 20th August 2010

Rod Hunt - Where's Stig? - The World Tour

Matthew Wood
Thursday, 19th August 2010

Daisy Delaney - 4by4 - Dreams of Desire - PayneShurvell - 08/09-11/09 - 2010

Matthew Wood
Friday, 13th August 2010

SFSA studio member David Bray in Group Show by Schoony - 02/09/10 - 16/09/10

Matthew Wood
Wednesday, 11th August 2010

Betsy Dadd - Because we are small - Flowers - [11 Aug - 11 Sept 2010]

Matthew Wood
Wednesday, 4th August 2010

'Unhung' - Bindium - November 2010

Matthew Wood
Sunday, 18th July 2010

Trinity Wharf Studio Development - Update

Matthew Wood
Thursday, 8th July 2010

Abigail Dace - Ethereal Material - The Gallery at Willesden Green

Matthew Wood
Saturday, 19th June 2010

Gary Drostle - River of Life Mosaic - Iowa, USA

Matthew Wood
Friday, 18th June 2010

Ray Richardson joins SFSA

Matthew Wood
Thursday, 17th June 2010

Angela Summerfield - 'A Sense of Light'

Matthew Wood
Wednesday, 16th June 2010

Daniel Mackie - Featured Studio Member

Matthew Wood
Saturday, 12th June 2010

Gary Drostle - Major US commission forms centrepiece to 69 million dollar fitness centre

Matthew Wood
Sunday, 6th June 2010

Southbank Printmakers - 10th Anniversary Exhibition

Matthew Wood
Wednesday, 2nd June 2010

Straw Dogs – Jason Brooks, Jake & Dinos Chapman, Karen Ryan, Hans Stofer – Spring House – June Exhibition

Matthew Wood
Wednesday, 2nd June 2010

Seven New Affordable Studio Spaces on Hackney Road (Shoreditch High Street end)

Matthew Wood
Saturday, 22nd May 2010

Second Floor Studios & Arts – New Affordable Craft and Designer Maker Studios – Available from August 2010

Matthew Wood
Tuesday, 9th March 2010

SFSA Open Studios - May 2010

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