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. 

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.

Our Current Maker in Residence

Victoria Heald is a London-based artist specialising in painting figurative and animal works on gold. You can see Helen in action from March 2019, in our Makers Space situated on the ground floor. Check with front desk for more details.

Luke Walker

Luke Walker was our inaugural maker, he is an urban landscape painter who believes that art should raise awareness about environment issues. Luke spent his residency exploring the local Bankside area, producing many works of the local landscape and architecture.