Our Craft Space

makers in residence

A permanent area of the hotel, dedicated to all things craft.

It’s not just art we love here at Bankside, we are into everything that is creative and more importantly, how it is made. True to our art school values, we have joined forces with Contemporary Collective, to bring you an ever-changing programme of makers in residence. The Art Yard Gallery is a studio space that provides a home to emerging artists, located next to our Art Yard restaurant, guests and passers-by are encouraged to pop in and watch artists practice their creative expertise. 

Our Makers In Residence

Our curators Contemporary Collective champion up-and-coming creatives, covering a wide range of disciplines including: design, painting, sculpture, film, drawing, printmaking, installation, new media and photography. During their stay, guests will be able to watch artists practice their creative expertise and so be taken on an informative and artistic journey.

Taste of Art

Take part in an interactive art and design workshop with a Bankside artist in residence, followed by a three course dinner at ArtYard Bar & Kitchen. Bankside, in partnership with Contemporary Collective, have created a ‘Taste of Art’ series


Imogen Morris is a contemporary embroidery artist who creates portraits using nail and thread. Visit Imogen in the studio from 4th July - 4th Sepember 2022