Rogue Artists’ Studios CIC
Former Varna Street Primary School,
M11 1WP

Co-Directors: David Gledhill / Martin Nash

For all general enquiries and studio applications or to join the mailing list please contact:

For Project Space enquiries please contact:

OPENING TIMES: By appointment / Or during advertised times for the Project Space


Rogue is immediately adjacent to Gorton Railway Station. Trains leave from platforms 1-3 at Piccadilly Railway Station every half hour.

Further Information

Established in 1995 Rogue is a Community Interest Company that supports visual arts practice by providing artists with accessible and affordable studios in Manchester city centre. Rogue now houses more than 70 artists in 57,000 square feet of studio space in the former Varna Street school buildings in Openshaw. Rogue Project Space, used primarily for residency and exchange projects will reopen in its new home in Spring 2018.

Rogue is one of the largest independent artists’ studio groups operating in the North West and members range from recent graduates to established practitioners working in a wide range of disciplines and media; including drawing, film and video, illustration, installation, interactive art, painting, performance, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and textiles.