West Ealing has now been put onto the artistic map with new studios opening up that can accommodate more than 50 creative people who work across a range of creative industries.
SET Ealing, has been launched by SET, a charity that offers low cost space for over 500 creatives across London who are looking for a space to call home for their creative endeavours. It provides space in previously vacant property that it brings to life again to be used for creative purposes and until the owner of the property decides what they want to do next with it.
From abstract artists to clothing designers and ceramic creatives to photographers, SET Ealing has attracted artists locally as well as from across London to be based at its new location.
SET Ealing is based on two sites in West Ealing, the former Bensons For Beds store and metres away that building above the pawnbrokers that previously was a hi-fi store.
As as well as being a home for creatives, space on the ground floor of the main building is being used for two local groups – Afghan Academy International which works to educate and share Afghan culture and CoCo an arts project that provides art-based classes to local schoolchildren. For both groups it is their first location to call home for their projects.
Among the artists based at SET Ealing is 74-year-old Houria Niati who was born in Khemis Miliana, French Algeria in 1948 and lived through the war of independence in the country, Richard Williamson is a craftsman working with leather and fashion designer Jen Yuen who upcycles.
EALING.NEWS visited SET London as part of an open studio evening to see more of what creative work is being done
SET Ealing is located at: 105-113 St James House, Broadway, London W13 9BE