Hypha Studios Press Coverage & AWARDS

Radio 4’s Front Row with Kirsty Lang

Radio4: Hypha Studios is a new organisation which seeks to reimagine Britain’s high streets through placing creatives in free project and studio spaces to engage local communities in the arts through their public program.

The Telegraph: The charity turning ghost shops into art studios – Laura Onita

With landlords struggling to fill high street premises, a fledgling enterprise is stepping in

MINISTRY OF ARTS PODCAST EP.184

In this episode Gary Mansfield talks to Hypha Studios Founder Camilla Cole. Hypha Studios is a charity matching creatives with empty spaces & regenerating the high street with cultural hubs & events for local communities.By providing free studios & project space we act as an incubator for creatives to test new ideas without financial obstacles

Shortlisted for the pineapples Awards 2022 – reactivation
Hypha Studios, Broadwalk shopping centre, Bristol – BBS Capital with Hypha Studios.


Hypha Studios is a new charity that provides free-of-charge studio and exhibition space to creatives in vacant commercial and high-street locations. Broadwalk centre is home to the local library and the bingo, but also many empty units. Since August 2021, Hypha Studios has managed 4 units, hosting 9 local artists selected via open call.
They have brought photography, poetry, performance, visual and digital arts into Broadwalk. 

The Pineapples are the only awards that celebrate making places where people thrive with an emphasis on the social and environmental impact of a project’s design and development. Launched in 2019 by The Developer, The Pineapples are unique in their judging format and process. Shortlisted built projects are visited by at least one judge, who assesses the quality of these places using methodology developed with the Design Council and shaped using the 12 principles of public space by the Gehl Institute and the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Property Week: Helping bring life back to empty units

Director Will Jennings speaks to Property Week about bring life back to our high streets

Reddit: The Fokawolf exhibit in a small shopping centre in Dudley today

Dion Kitson hosted Fokawolf and “made it to the front page of the internet”

BRISTOL LIVE – featuring Broadwalk Artists Open Studios

Thanks Bristol Live for featuring our Artist Studio Open Day at Broadwalk Shopping Centre. As this year draws to a close, we are so appreciative of the support we have had, and to the amazing artists we have found.