Founded in 2001 Whirled Art Studios set out to create affordable artist and workshop space; originally established within two large interconnecting railway arches at Loughborough Junction.

In 2010 Whirled Art Studios successfully expanded With the development of a disused Victorian warehouse this was to become the Forest Hill Studios.

Although the Loughborough Junction site was recently lost, a new site has been located and is due to open in the spring of 2016.

The Foresthill site provides some workspace for some 30 artists with studio sizes ranging from a desk space to some 450 ft.²