12th - 14th July now available following a cancellation 



Creative Residency

The live/work studio can be rented for a creative residency for short periods.

Availability & pricing

Hiring the space

The Big Shed has a 60m2 open plan live-in creative studio on the first floor with access via stairs or a platform lift. It is suited to people working with clean media such as photography, textiles, weaving, leatherwork, jewellery, small scale painting and printing and model-makers. We also welcome musicians, film makers, photographers, illustrators, poets, writers, performance, and sound artists. It would not suit artists creating works over 6ft that cannot be dismantled, because of the door heights.

The walls of the hall are available for display of artwork - we don't make a charge for this, but ask for a donation if any work is sold.

It may also be possible for an artist to use the hall to exhibit work to the public and the Big Shed has a "Gallery" branded feather banner which can be erected at the end of the track to attract visitors. Previous visitors have used it as a gallery, as well as offering talks to local art groups and running classes.

Main Hall

The hall has superb acoustics and can be used as a Gallery or exhibition space.

Live/Work studio

  • electric sockets and a Belfast sink with hot and cold water.
  • beds and bedding
  • Couch, seating area, dining table and chairs
  • Access via stairs or platform lift
  • Can be set up as a recording/editing studio
  • Broadband and wifi

Shared facilities

There is shared use of the downstairs facilities: shower, toilet, washing machine and kitchen

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A Dressing The Ash. Artwork By Anne Gilchrist. Photo By Marieke Mcbean
Bogbean Sky 2. Painting By Anne Gilchrist
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Waterfall Art Or Nature
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Birches In The Snow, Ben Lawers. Painting By Anne Gilchrist
Inside The Coppice. Artwork By Anne Gilchrist.
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Autumn Colours. Artwork By Anne Gilchrist. Photo By Marieke Mcbean
Treasure At Tombreck. Artwork By Anne Gilchrist. Photo By Marieke Mcbean


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