Photograph of digital artist Rebecca Smith looking at a moodboard in her artist studio.

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Work Life: Life's Work

Showcasing work from the Harley Studios
20 January 2024 — 7 April 2024

Work Life: Life’s Work is a celebration of making, showcasing the diverse work produced in the Harley Foundation’s artist studios.

The Harley Foundation has a rich history of championing creativity. It was set up in 1978 by Ivy, Duchess of Portland, to “encourage creativity in us all”. Since then we have welcomed over 75 creative businesses to our subsidised studio spaces.

Explore the work of each of the remarkable makers currently in residence. Each studio has produced work specifically for the exhibition. From sculptures crafted from the remnants of the other artists’ studios to an intricately embroidered death shroud, a hand-crafted guitar to a gigantic porcelain vessel – there is something to inspire everyone.

Making Studio

Visit our upstairs gallery to lose yourself in the process of making. Craft and chat with friends and family, or get mindful with making on your own.

Experiment with a range of making techniques and materials, there’s a craft for everyone of any age.

Time it right and you can get crafty with one of our exhibiting artists, download our programme for more information.

Visitor Information

See this exhibition in the Gallery.

Free Entry.

Exhibition Events

Get hands-on with the Harley Studio Artists  in our exhibition workshop programme.

From jewellery making to AI art, there’s a session for everyone!