Open House Festival

Bridget Riley studios

art studio

43 Dace Road, E3 2NG

See behind the scenes of working studios that are not usually open to the public. Discover work by some of the UK’s top artists, from internationally acclaimed names to new and emerging talent.

Getting there


Hackney Wick





Fish Island is located south of the Hertford Union canal where it joins the Hackney Cut and is so called for some of its street names: Dace Road, Roach Road and Bream Street. Until the late 1990s the island’s largest employer was Percy Dalton’s Famous Peanut Company, at the Old Ford Works in Dace Road.

Bridget Riley and Britannia Works are located in the former factory buildings, opposite each other on Dace Road. Bridget Riley studios is named after the co-founder of SPACE, and was officially opened by Bridget Riley with Chris Smith, Minister of Culture, Michael Craig-Martin and Gavin Turk in 2000. SPACE Place and a gallery on the ground floor of Britannia Works provided an artists’ resource from 2000 – 2005 and a base for Public Art, Training and Media Arts programmes. Launchpad training programme ran from Nov 2000 – March 2001, funded by the London Development Agency. It provided expert training and support to artists and arts professionals. The Media Arts programme provided technical skills in digital video production, web animation, photoshop etc. After moving to the Triangle in 2005, the Media Lab continued running courses until 2012.

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