OPEN Studio
OPEN Studio
OPEN Studio


OPEN is a shared studio space located in De Beauvoir Town in East London. Home to a range of creative practitioners, it provides freelancers with the opportunity to collaborate, learn, critique and evolve as a group and as individuals.

If you think you'd fit in, and are looking to rent a desk, send us an email.

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V&A Friday Late

James Dawe’s Friday Late illustrated type poster/ad for the V&A Following on from OPEN’s own successful Mystical Kebab workshop at the V&A, we were asked to design the poster-ads for the next 11 Friday Lates and James’ was the first to be used. Featured in August 27th issue of Time Out with 10 more designs [...]

Toby Triumph Update

Toby Triumph Website Update

Toby Triumph has updated his website with work for Virgin Media, WIRED, Stylist Magazine, The Hollywood Reporter and lots more. Have a peek!

Not For Rental Exhibition

Not For Rental

Not For Rental Showing 4 July – 13 July 2013 71a Gallery, London EC2A 4QS Open Mon – Sun. 10am – 6:30pm Damien has an original drawing showing at Not For Rental, a movie-inspired charity exhibition in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support and Art Against Knives. More info and a gloriously/insanely long list of the [...]

Tane Williams Web Update

Tane Williams Updates

A massive mega update from Tane on his website –

Ping Zhu Website 2013

Ping Zhu’s new website

Ping has gathered together three or four Noah’s ark’s worth of wonderful creatures and just as wonderful characters for her new website –

Damien Weighill - Art Trek Comic Strip

Art Trek 65,000,000 BC

Damien has created this fun little three panel comic for Jealous Gallery.


Guest Visitor Lesley Barnes

Open are delighted to be joined for the month of June by the super talented illustration and animation wizard Lesley Barnes. Originally from Glasgow she has come to London to see if the streets are actually paved with gold. Lesley likes to tell colourful, magical stories with both her illustration and moving image work. Her [...]


OPEN life drawing evening

Wednesday 19 June 2013 Please send this around to any friends who would be interested. We highly suggest booking in advance at as there are limited spaces available. It should be great fun!

BBC My City

Sebas and Clim – My City for the BBC

New work from Sebas and Clim. The animation duo have created an identity and intro sequence for BBC World series My City, exploring the concept of “moving forward” and discovering places through an abstract world all unfolding in a living postage stamp. Go to to see the whole intro sequence.


Goodbye Rob!

This week it is with a heavy heart that Open bids farewell to studio member and illustrator extraordinaire Robert Hunter. In the two years that Rob has been resident in the space he has worked on a range of truly exciting projects including a book with Maccabee’s front man Orlando Weeks and a colossal twelve [...]


Ciara Phelan Spring Update

Ciara Phelan has just updated her website with a series of new projects both personal and commissioned. She has been experimenting with lots of botanical inspired work from greek goddesses to glamour fashion models, above is a quick taster but feel free to visit her website for more information.


Worlds In Transit

super/collider’s new project documents their 2012 expedition to Sweden, which saw artists, astronomers, filmmakers, photographers, choreographers and curators converging in the remote wilderness of northern Sweden to witness a once-in-a-lifetime astronomical event: the Transit of Venus.

Tane Williams - Anorak

Tane Williams for Anorak

Tane tells the story of Sally (the slightly overworked but encouragingly happy) Smile for wonderful kids mag Anorak.

It's Nice That - Ping Zhu

OPEN’s Ping Zhu Featured on It’s Nice That

It’s Nice That have posted a feature on OPEN’s super prolific Ping Zhu –


Ryan Todd at Kemistry Gallery

Ryan’s first solo show, Non Fun Intended will launch at Kemistry Gallery next month showcasing a selection of entirely new work including prints, originals and bespoke objects.

Sebas and Clim Reel

Sebas and Clim – Our First Reel

Masters of all things moving Sebas and Clim have just released their fist reel and it’s full of the bold colours, simple, smart thinking and beautifully crafted visuals that you would expect.

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90 De Beauvoir Road
London N1 4EN
United Kingdom