Applications are now being taken for our Facilities User membership schemes. The schemes are for experienced artists who would like to use the Photography Darkroom, Printmaking and Sculpture facilities on a regular basis, but do not need a permanent work space at neo:studios.


neo:studios CIC, 1st Floor, Corporation Chambers, Corporation Street, Bolton, BL1 2AN


The studio is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We regret there is currently no disabled access but funding is being applied for to remedy this situation.


Facilities User Schemes:
We have a range of Facilities User Membership schemes including: 24/7 access - £40 per calendar month payable in advance by standing order - For new or existing neo:associates who are experienced. This includes a neo:associate membership fee which gives benefits such as individual web page, access to the gallery programme through proposals for group and solo show opportunities.

Monday – Friday 10am – 4pm access - £40 per calendar month on an ad hock basis Project-based non-membership for experienced artists.

Contact: Jason Simpson or Denis Whiteside

10am – 4pm Open Access for printmakers - £20 per day For experienced artists. Book here neo:workshops

If you have other requirements other than those outlined above please get in touch, our aim is to provide access to our facilities for all serious artists.


Black and white photographic darkroom:

Our newly established black and white darkroom can accommodate 35mm and medium format film (up to 6x7), and print sizes up to 16in x 20in.


  • 2 x Photo enlargers

  • ‘Ilford MULTIGRADE 400HS’ enlarger
  • ‘Durst M805 Color’ enlarger

  • 50mm, 75mm, 105mm enlarger lenses
  • A selection of 3, 2 or 1 reel film developing tanks
  • 8 film spirals, up to medium format film
  • Marrutt film drying cabinet
  • Light box, 36cm x 43cm
  • Ceramic Belfast sink 83cm x53cm
  • Plus darkroom paraphernalia (clips, squeegees, measuring vessels, trays, etc.)
  • 1 x print drying rack, 7 shelf capacity, 62cm x 32cm
  • 1 x print drying rack, 7 shelf capacity, 85cm x 35cm

It is up to you to provide your own photographic film, chemicals and paper, but they can also be purchased from our studio shop.


Jason Simpson or Denis Whiteside

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