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Hanson Street Studios, Glasgow
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The Wasps Factory
77 Hanson Street
G31 2HF

Hanson St, Dennistoun

A former tobacco factory, Wasps' largest building was redeveloped in 2001 to become Scotland's first purpose-built studio and events complex for up to 200 artists each year.

The complex has excellent facilities including:

  • 77 studios ranging from 175 sq ft to 1000 sq ft
  • A 4000 sq ft Project Space
  • Residential Accommodation (two three bedroom flats available for both short & long-term hire)
  • Full accessibility throughout the building
  • Free Car Parking
  • On Site Cafe
  • Artists’ kitchen and showers
  • Open Plan workspace for ceramicists and glass artists with a dedicated kiln room


Hanson Street is open to the public on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th October as part of Wasps Open Studios 2014. Please see additional events and activities listed below:

Thurs 25th September 6-7.30pm

Studio Talks from Ellie Harrison and Raydale Dower

Join us to learn about Ellie Harrison and Raydale Dower’s recent exhibitions for GENERATION. Each artist will make a presentation followed by time for questions and answers. A rare opportunity for a behind the scenes look at the fascinating practices of these artists in the location where their work is made.

Tickets are free of charge but very limited in number please book via Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/studio-talks-tickets-12906237905

Sat 4th October

Plants to Paper-Demonstration and Workshop, Ground Floor, all day drop-in session

Join Alison Newman to learn about the art of paper-making. PULP provides a range of services for artists and makers. She often works collaboratively with artists and provides short residencies.

Studio talk from Alisdair Wallace, Studio 105, 2-2.30pm

Join Alisdair Wallace as he talks about his unique painting practice within the compelling setting of his studio. The Factory Café will be open for tea, coffee, lunch and snacks throughout the weekend

Fri 10th October 10am-3pm

Wasps Open Studios Creative Careers

During Open Studios we are hosting a creative careers day for young people from Glasgow’s secondary schools and colleges. Creative Careers will offer a broad insight into the career paths taken by individuals within the creative industries and will include tours by student volunteers from Glasgow School of Art, demonstrations from practising artists, talks from museum and gallery professionals, and practical activities.  The event is aimed at encouraging young people to consider a creative career path. Creative Careers is a partnership event between Wasps Studios, GoMA and GENERATION.

Spaces at the event are limited and we advise booking early. For more information please contact Gemma Mannion gemma@waspsstudios.org.uk

We are eternally grateful to all the funders who made this £2.2 million project possible including the Scottish Arts Council Capital Lottery Fund, Glasgow City Council, Scottish Enterprise Glasgow, The Gannochy Trust, The Hugh Fraser Foundation, The Craignish Trust and the Trades House of Glasgow Commonweal Fund with corporate support from Park Systems Furniture and Soluis Technologies.

The factory cafe is a community based initiave that provides, tea, coffee, baking and affordable vegetarian food to our studio tenants and the public. Open Monday - Friday 10am - 5pm.


38, 42, 138 bus from outside Queen Street Station to Alexandra Parade. Get off at the stop after Glasgow Royal Infirmary and Hanson Street is the next street on the right.

Alternatively, the studios are a 20-25 minute walk from the city centre. From George Square walk up to Cathedral Street and continue until you reach the Cathedral and Glasgow Royal Infirmary (GRI). Follow the road to the left around GRI onto Alexandra Parade. Hanson Street Studios is the first building on your right after the GRI.


The Hanson Street studio building is fully accessible. Car parking is free, with disabled parking spaces available.

Wasps is a registered Scottish charity SCO01351

Social Enterprise Scotland Payroll Giving nfasp member Heritage Lottery Fund Creative Scotland Lottery Funded