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Wellcome Collection, London | Tourist Information

183 Euston Road
London, United Kingdom NW1 2BE

020 7611 2222

Art Gallery Near Wellcome Collection

Distance: 1.4 mi Tourist Information
The Mall
London, SW1Y 5AH

020 7930 3647

Imitate Modern
Distance: 1.5 mi Tourist Information
We are a pop up gallery, follow for our next location
London, W1J 7NE

+44 (0)207 289 4532

Imitate Modern is an art gallery in the heart of London which exhibits works by the most inspiring and exciting emerging artists, together with arts most established stars. We have been serious collectors of contemporary art for over twenty years and use this gallery as a way of passing the pleasure of owning art to our friends, associates and the world. Our private views are fast becoming infamous for being the most talked about and entertaining nights on the art calendar. Exhibitions range from serious paintings and sculpture, to pop silkscreens and contemporary photography, but our intention remains the same – to help our clients build interesting and enriching collections, and most of all enjoy art in the most engaging way possible.

Southbank Centre
Distance: 1.6 mi Tourist Information
Belvedere Road
London, SE1 8XX


Hello, and welcome to the official Southbank Centre Facebook page. Keep up to date with our latest news, forthcoming events and festivals and please feel free to comment and review as we love to hear what you think. Southbank Centre includes: › Royal Festival Hall › Hayward Gallery › Queen Elizabeth Hall › Purcell Room › Saison Poetry Library

ICA Gallery
Distance: 1.4 mi Tourist Information
The Mall
London, SW1Y 5AH

+44 (0) 20 7930 3647

Mall Galleries
Distance: 1.4 mi Tourist Information
The Mall
London, SW1

020 7930 6844

Central London's leading gallery celebrating contemporary visual arts through a lively and diverse programme of exhibitions and events

Hayward Gallery, Southbank Centre
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Hayward Gallery, Southbank Centre
London, SE1 8XX

+44 (0)20 7960 4200

Opened by Her Majesty The Queen in 1968, it is an outstanding example of sixties brutalist architecture and is one of the few remaining buildings of this style. It was designed by a group of young architects, including Dennis Crompton, Warren Chalk and Ron Herron. The Hayward Gallery is named after the late Sir Isaac Hayward, the former leader of the London County Council.

One Church Street Gallery
Distance: 1.4 mi Tourist Information
Exhibiting in London galleries, at art fairs and online
London, HP4 3DU


Representing work by emerging, established contemporary and well-known modern artists

Rachel MK Photograpphy
Distance: 1.4 mi Tourist Information
London, Prs 7910


Snap Shot5
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London, en


Martin Creed at the Hayward Gallery
Distance: 1.6 mi Tourist Information
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road
London, SE1 8XX


54 The Gallery
Distance: 1.5 mi Tourist Information
54 Shepherd Market
London, W1J 7QX

020 7491 7322

Institute of Contemporary Arts
Distance: 1.4 mi Tourist Information
12 Carlton House Terrace
London, SW1Y 5

+44 (0) 20 7930 3647

The Institute of Contemporary Arts in London. Home to the best new art and culture from Britain and around the world.

Rountree Tryon Galleries
Distance: 1.4 mi Tourist Information
7 Bury Street
London, SW1Y 6AL

+44 (0)20 7839 8083

Arts Business Initiatives
Distance: 1.3 mi Tourist Information
704 Chart House
London, E14 3TW


Arts Business Initiatives, as its name suggests, was designed to bridge the gap between talented artists without opportunities to get exposure to buyers and galleries, and businesses and organisations that have not considered the positive social, aesthetic and ethical values gained in the process of helping and showing the works of these artists. In a post-recession world, the ABI mission is to inspire the private sector to fill in the void in giving artists opportunities as the public sector continues to push away.

Thomas Dane Gallery
Distance: 1.3 mi Tourist Information
11 Duke Street
London, SW1Y 6BN

+44 (0) 20 7925 2505

Haughton International Fairs
Distance: 1.3 mi Tourist Information
15 Duke Street St James's
London, SW1Y 6D

020 7389 6555

MacDougall's Fine Art Auctions
Distance: 1.3 mi Tourist Information
30A Charles II Street
London, SW1Y 4JS

+44 20 7389 8160

The Weiss Gallery
Distance: 1.3 mi Tourist Information
59 Jermyn St
London, SW1A 1

+44 (0) 20 7409 0035

Clarendon Fine Art
Distance: 1.3 mi Tourist Information
46 Dover Street
London, W1S 4FF

020 7499 0947

Clarendon Fine Art is dedicated to the presentation of the finest national and international artists, introducing exceptional contemporary art to established and emerging collectors. The Clarendon Fine Art portfolio has been curated with today's discerning collector in mind. The galleries have commissioned and acquired a superior range of original paintings to cross a wide spectrum of styles and genres and is proud to include many of the most highly-regarded artists from the international arena, including Danielle O’Connor Akiyama, Sherree Valentine Daines, Christian Hook, Fabian Perez and Jeffrey Pratt We have three galleries, please contact your local gallery for enquires: Clarendon Mayfair 46 Dover Street London W1S 4FF Tel: 020 7499 0947 Clarendon Marlow 11 High Street Marlow, Buckinghamshire SL7 1AU Tel: 01628 472 795 Clarendon Cobham 33 Oakdene Parade, Cobham, Surrey KT11 2LR Tel: 01932 863 442 Queen Elizabeth Tel: 01543 624990 Email: [email protected] Queen Victoria Tel: 01543 624990 Email: [email protected] Queen Mary 2 Tel: 01543 624990 Email: [email protected]

Stephen Ongpin Fine Art (SOFA)
Distance: 1.3 mi Tourist Information
6 Mason's Yard, Duke Street, St. James's
London, SW1Y 6BU

+44 (0)20 7930 8813

La Galleria Pall Mall
Distance: 1.3 mi Tourist Information
30 Royal Opera Arcade Unit 30
London, SW1Y 4UY

+44 (0) 2079308069

La Galleria is available for hire on a weekly basis, situated in the ideal central location for your London exhibition or event. Located in the Royal Opera Arcade on Pall Mall, La Galleria and the R.O.A Gallery are only 5 minutes walk from Trafalgar Square. The arcade is the oldest in London, and is in very close proximity to many Art and Cultural institutions such as the National and National Portrait Galleries, Christies and Southeby's Auction Houses, the Royal Acadamy of Arts and the Mall Galleries. For more information on the venue and current events and exhibitions, visit email [email protected] or call 0207 930 8069

Bernard Jacobson Gallery
Distance: 1.3 mi Tourist Information
28 Duke Street, St. James's
London, sw1y 6ag

+44 (0)20 7734 3431

Carpenters Workshop
Distance: 1.3 mi Tourist Information
3 Albemarle St
London, W1S 4HE

+44 (0) 20 3051 5939

Gallery of African Art
Distance: 1.3 mi Tourist Information
45 Albemarle Street
London, W1S 4JL

0207 287 7400

Albemarle Gallery
Distance: 1.3 mi Tourist Information
49 Albemarle Street
London, W1S 4JR

+44 (0)20 7499 1616

Marlborough Fine Art
Distance: 1.3 mi Tourist Information
6 Albemarle Street
London, W1S 4BY

+44 (0) 20 7629 5161

Museum/Art Gallery Near Wellcome Collection

Pi Artworks
Distance: 0.7 mi Tourist Information
55 Eastcastle Street
London, United Kingdom W1W 8EG

+90 212 293 71 03/+44 207 637 8403

Artists: Yesim Akdeniz Volkan Aslan Nancy Atakan Osman Dinc Ipek Duben Nezaket Ekici Parastou Forouhar Maria Friberg Allen Grubesic Susan Hefuna Tayeba Begum Lipi Maude Maris Nejat Sati Paul Schwer Gulay Semercioglu Ayten Turanli Mehmet Ali Uysal Ummuhan Yoruk Farniyaz Zaker Gallery location: Istanbul: İstiklal Cad. Mısır Apt 163/4 34430 Galatasaray / Beyoğlu ISTANBUL Turkey London: 55 Eastcastle Street London, W1W 8EF

Carroll / Fletcher
Distance: 0.7 mi Tourist Information
56 - 57 Eastcastle St.
London, United Kingdom W1W 8EQ

+44 207 323 6111

Carroll / Fletcher supports established and emerging artists whose work transcends traditional categorisation, using diverse media in order to explore socio-political or technological themes. From rising talents such as Constant Dullaart, Mishka Henner, and Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rahme, to interactive installation artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, award-winning filmmaker John Akomfrah, and the computer art pioneer Manfred Mohr, the gallery represents an international range of artists who use interdisciplinary research and broad means to produce work that reflects on and provides insight into contemporary culture. Established in 2012 by Jonathon Carroll and Steve Fletcher, the gallery has quickly emerged as a leading platform for contemporary art with an emphasis on multimedia and new technologies. The gallery presents solo shows by represented artists as well as providing a test bed for younger practitioners and artists not previously exhibited in the UK. To date, the gallery has hosted several group shows with invited curators, as well as talks, film screenings and live performances. As part of our digital presence, Carroll / Fletcher Onscreen is an online cinema showing dynamic curated weekly screenings of experimental and artists' film, scheduled to complement the gallery's programme.

Joseph Fine Art
Distance: 0.7 mi Tourist Information
49 New Oxford Street
London, United Kingdom WC1A 1BL

+44 (0) 207 240 6799

Specialists in works by Andy Warhol, Bambi, Banksy, Damien Hirst, Keith Haring, Robert Indiana and Roy Lichtenstein. With a huge inventory of works available to view at our 2 storey gallery space in the heart of London it's well worth a visit - we have everything listed on our website and more!

Paul Stolper Gallery
Distance: 0.7 mi Tourist Information
31 Museum Street
London, United Kingdom WC1A 2HH


The Cartoon Museum
Distance: 0.7 mi Tourist Information
35 Little Russell Street
London, United Kingdom WC1A 2HH


Gallery Different
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14 Percy Street
London, United Kingdom W1T 1DR

+44 (0)207 637 3775

Description Located in the heart of Fitzrovia, London, Gallery DIFFERENT presents contemporary painting, sculpture, drawing, print, photography and mixed media from BRITISH and INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS. DIFFERENT is committed to showing INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY ART including work from both established and emerging artists. As well as presenting a dynamic schedule of exhibitions and events in the spacious Percy Street Gallery, DIFFERENT collaborates with other galleries worldwide to promote and curate exhibitions for its artists. The Gallery acts as a venue for interesting events and exhibitions.

Contemporary Ceramics
Distance: 0.6 mi Tourist Information
63 Great Russell Street
London, United Kingdom WC1B 3BF

0207 242 9644

Contemporary Ceramics Centre is a retail gallery showcasing the best of British studio ceramics. Situated opposite the British Museum, the gallery has an annual exhibition program featuring national and international artists. With a regularly changing display, it is always possible to see and buy a wide range of work from functional tableware to individual collector's pieces.

rosenfeld porcini gallery
Distance: 0.5 mi Tourist Information
37 Rathbone Street / 36 Newman Street
London, United Kingdom W1T 1NZ


Founded in June 2011 by Ian Rosenfeld and Dario Porcini, rosenfeld porcini gallery occupies a prime location in the heart of the dynamic gallery district of London’s Fitzrovia. With 3,000 square feet of gallery space, rosenfeld porcini has a strong international outlook committed to showing contemporary artists from around the world, and draws upon the distinct yet complimentary backgrounds and expertise of the gallery’s two directors with an innovative exhibitions programme.

Rose Issa Projects
Distance: 0.6 mi Tourist Information
82 Great Portland St
London, United Kingdom W1W 7NW

0207 243 3250

Rose Issa is a curator, writer and producer who has championed visual art and film from the Middle East for more than 30 years. She has lived in London since the 1980s showcasing upcoming and established artists, producing exhibitions with public and private institutions worldwide, and running a publishing programme. Through curating numerous exhibitions and film festivals, she introduced Western audiences to many artists who have since become stars of the international scene, including: Chant Avedissian, Ayman Baalbaki, Shadi Ghadirian, Monir Farmanfarmaian, Bahman Ghobadi, Hassan Hajjaj, Farhad Moshiri, Abbas Kiarostami, Rashid Koraichi and Nja Mahdaoui among many more. As well as holding exhibitions at her own project space in London, Rose Issa collaborates as a co-curator with private and public institutions such as the Beirut Exhibition Center (2010-11); the Bluecoat Arts Centre, Liverpool (2010); Tate Britain, London (2008); the European Parliament, Brussels (2008); the State Museum of Oriental Art, Moscow (2007); the Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg (2007); ING Bank, Geneva (2007); the Victoria & Albert Museum, London (2006); the Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW), Berlin (2004); The CCCB (Contemporary Cultural Centre), Barcelona (2003); the IFA - Institut fur Auslandsbezeihungen (2002-3), Stuttgart; the Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam (1996-1997); the Barbican Art Centre, London (2001, 1995); and Leighton House Museum, London (ongoing, since 1992). She also advises and lends works to public and private institutions, including the CAB Art Centre, Brussels (2013); the Boghossian Foundation, Brussels (2012); the Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane, Australia (2009); Paul Klee Museum, Bern (2009); Belvedere Museum, Vienna (2009); The British Museum; the Imperial War Museum; The Museum of Mankind; the Victoria & Albert Museum; The Written Art Foundation, Wiesbaden; The National Museums of Scotland; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; The Smithsonian Institution (Sackler/Freer Gallery and National Museum of African Arts); the World Bank, Washington DC; and The National Gallery of Jordan. Rose Issa was a Jury member for the National Pavillions at the 50th Venice Biennale (2003) and sat on the Jury for the Arab British Centre (2013) and MOPCAP (the Magic of Persia, 2013). Publications Founder of the publishing unit Rose Issa Projects and Beyond Art Production, Rose publishes monographs and comprehensive catalogues addressing the current concerns and trends of the visual arts scene from the Arab world, Iran and Turkey. Recent titles include: Maliheh Afnan: Familiar Faces (2013); Nermine Hammam: Cairo Year One (2012); Raeda Saadeh: Reframing Palestine (2012), Farhad Ahrarnia: Canary in a Coal Mine (2011), Ayman Baalbaki: Beirut Again and Again (2011), Selma Gurbuz: Shadow of My Self (2011), Omid Salehi: a Photographer’s Journey Through Iran (2011), Fathi Hassan (2010); Parastou Forouhar: Art, Life and Death in Iran (2010) and Maliheh Afnan: Traces, Faces, Places (2009). Rose has also co-published the two major overviews on contemporary photography from the Middle East: Arab Photography Now (with Kehrer Verlag, 2011) and Iranian Photography Now (with Hatjie Kantz, 2008). Film from the Arab World and Iran In 1982 Rose Issa launched the first-ever Arab Film Festival in Paris and worked with the Delegations Etrangères at the Cannes Film Festival (1983-1985). For a further 26 years until 2008, she curated Arab and Iranian film seasons in Britain and abroad. She was special advisor to The Berlinale (2003-2007); the International Rotterdam Film Festival (1996-2002); the London International Film Festival (1987-2003); and The British Film Institute (1988-1995). She also curated Arab and Iranian film seasons at The National Film Theatre (“Hollywood on the Nile”, 2003; “Art and Life: The New Iranian Cinema”, 1999; “First Arab Film Festival”, 1987); the Barbican (“Unveiled Lives: Women and Iranian Cinema”, 2001; “Melodramas, Comedies, and Mysteries: North African Film”, 1995). In addition she curated a season of Iranian films for Britain’s Channel 4 (2005) and collaborated with them on “Cinema Iran”, a series of documentaries on Iranian cinema. She also realised the documentary, “Moving Pictures: Tunisian Women Film Directors”, for BBC2 TV (1995).

Curwen Gallery
Distance: 0.5 mi Tourist Information
34 Windmill Street
London, United Kingdom W1T 2JR

0207 323 4700

Our exhibitions change regularly.We show mainly British contemporary art work by a wide range of artists, including prints, paintings and sculpture. Our Business Art Service provides art for businesses, a full corporate service and a hire scheme is available.

Josh Lilley Gallery
Distance: 0.5 mi Tourist Information
44-46 Riding House Street
London, United Kingdom W1W 7

020 7580 5677

Store Street Gallery
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32 Store Street
London, United Kingdom WC1E 7BS

0207 580 2118

Store Street Gallery is situated in fashionable Bloomsbury in a beautiful tree lined street within easy reach of the British Museum. The gallery represents and promotes both established and emerging contemporary artists from the United Kingdom, Europe and further afield. The work on display covers a broad range from figurative to abstract in both painting and sculpture. Store Street Gallery is always looking for more new and exciting talent to exhibit and welcomes submissions from artists.

The Coningsby Gallery
Distance: 0.4 mi Tourist Information
30 Tottenham Street
London, United Kingdom W1T 4RJ

+44 (0) 20 7636 7478

Established in 1994 in the thriving area of London's Fitzrovia, The Coningsby Gallery has become renowned for its dedication to outstanding contemporary fine art, illustration and graphic art. Collaborating with both emerging and internationally established artists, the gallery showcases a diverse range of fine, bold and innovative applied arts across the board. Unique about The Coningsby Gallery is that it coincides with Début Art, one of the world’s leading agencies for visual communications artists. This provides the opportunity to promote and exhibit a selection of the world's finest artists, such as Alex Trochut, Gabriel Moreno, Dave White, Jon Burgerman and Alan Kitching, both artistically and commercially.

Richard Saltoun Gallery
Distance: 0.5 mi Tourist Information
111 Great Titchfield Street
London, United Kingdom W1W 6RY


Based in London (Fitzrovia), Richard Saltoun Gallery specialises in post-war and contemporary art. The gallery has a special interest in conceptual, feminist and performance artists that emerged during the 1970s and seeks to re-establish and promote artists working in that period. Since its foundation in 2008, Richard Saltoun has organised both solo and group exhibitions and has participated in art fairs in the U.K. and internationally. In conjunction with Ridinghouse, Richard Saltoun has also published a number of monographs on British artists. Richard Saltoun represents the estate of artists Helen Chadwick, Ed Herring, Bob Law, Tony Morgan and Jo Spence.

FOLD Gallery London
Distance: 0.4 mi Tourist Information
158 New Cavendish Street
London, United Kingdom W1W 6YW

(0) 20 7436 8050

Brunei Gallery, SOAS
Distance: 0.4 mi Tourist Information
10, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square
London, United Kingdom WC1H 0XG

+44 (0)20 7898 4046

Running a programme of changing visiting exhibitions from Africa, Asia and the Middle East combined with the permanent rotating selection from SOAS's own collections on display in the Foyle Special Collections Gallery and with a Japanese influenced Roof Garden, The Brunei Gallery, SOAS makes a stimulating haven in the heart of London.

National Print Gallery
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56 Maple Street
London, United Kingdom W1T 6HW

+44(0)207 323 1109

The National Print Gallery is located in the modest drawing room of a house in Fitzrovia. It is a concept, not a marble edifice. In April, 1997 art dealer and organiser of The Contemporary Print Show, Clive Jennings, realised that very few original artists prints could be seen in the national or provincial art institutions, and organised a Symposium entitled “Towards a National Print Gallery” at the Barbican Arts Centre. Sadly, fourteen years on, the situation has not changed enormously, and prints are still largely marginalised and misunderstood by the art establishment, Great artists have always considered prints an important part of their oeuvre. From Durer to Goya to Picasso to the Chapman Brothers, but it is still very rare to see prints on display in the Tate or The National Gallery. The National Print Gallery deals on the secondary market in contemporary prints and also publishes new editions. It has all the facilities that a visitor might expect in a major public space, but in a vastly reduced size. These include an Exhibition Space, Permanent Collection, Project Space, Library, Archive, Friends Room (the sofa), Internet Centre (the macbook) and of course a Cafe, Cloakroom, Gift Shop, Information Desk, and an Audio Guide (a vintage walkman). The National Print Gallery is a moveable feast and has organised exhibitions at several London Venues. The National Print Gallery is proud to be associated with the forthcoming exhibition by Darren Coffield, Masters of Reality, at: Pertwee Anderson & Gold, 15 Bateman Street, London W1D 3AQ. April 12 - 30, 2013. Open Mon - Fri: 11-6; Sat: 12-5 In their exploration of the themes of celebrity, identity, the function of representation and how we perceive each other, these works subvert the viewer's instinctive faculties for reading human features to create some of the most stimulating and provocative portraits of recent years. Initially the eyes and the brain struggle to interpret the information that is presented in reconfigured format, prompting a personal reassessment of one of the most basic and instinctive human reflexes: the ability to read another human face. Coffield explains: "There is now an excessive exposure to faces in the media. We see in the media faces that have been idealised, manipulated and touched up. When viewed, the face creates in the mind a kind of Orwellian doublethink. We know that we are viewing a manipulated 'untruth' and yet we hold the image to be true, a notion of beauty to obtain or aspire to. The face has a strong social, cultural and historical role. An inverted face is not only difficult to recognise but repositions our sensitivity to the spatial relationships between human features. Here, facial features become strange constellations of communication, whilst new facial recognition patterns emerge." These works are not a simple, formulaic inversion of the features, but a sensitive reinterpretation of the physiognomy. Like any intelligent portrait they have a dynamic aesthetic, individually tailored to reflect the personality of the subject. Even in their reordered state, the features retain the character of the sitter - muddled features, that hang down like a bizarre veil. Some are famous and iconic celebrities, who are instantly recognisable by their pose, and the viewer is lulled into a false sense of security by the shape of the head or a familiar hairstyle; others are obscure actors staring out from forgotten publicity stills. It is impossible not to become enmeshed in the process of identifying the subject. In the 175 years or so since the invention of photography, the function of the painted portrait has evolved from its purpose as accurate documentary representation to a more fluid, interpretive role. Technology has progressed but it is facial recognition, the way in which our features are arranged, that still forms the basis of digital and security systems. We intuitively identify faces from birth, expressing ourselves and monitoring others by the slightest change of expression. We interpret any two random circles with a line underneath as a face, the ubiquitous "smiley" for example. It is these primeval conventions that Coffield questions and reinterprets to great effect. Critic David Sylvester, known for his championing of his close friends Alberto Giacometti, Francis Bacon and Lucien Freud, and described in his Guardian obituary as "one of the finest writers on art in the second half of the twentieth century," described Coffield as "Another of those magicians who (probably without knowing) know how to imbue pieces of matter with light". In the early nineties Coffield worked closely with Joshua Compston on the formation of Factual Nonsense, a gallery in Shoreditch that became the centre of the emerging Young British Artists scene. The list of participants reads like a Who's Who of young British art, including: Matt Collishaw, Tracey Emin, Angus Fairhurst, Gilbert & George, Damien Hirst, Gary Hume, Sarah Lucas, Gavin Turk, Jessica Voorsanger, Gillian Wearing, Sue Webster and Tim Noble. A new book by Coffield about this exciting period in British Art, "Factual Nonsense: The Art and Death of Joshua Compston" is to published in the UK in 2012. Darren Coffield was born in London in 1969 and studied at Goldsmiths College, Camberwell School of Art and the Slade School of Art in London. He has exhibited widely in the company of many leading artists including Damien Hirst, Howard Hodgkin, Patrick Caulfield and Gilbert and George at venues ranging from the Courtauld Institute, Somerset House to Voloshin Museum, Crimea. Coffield was the only artist to be shortlisted for these three major UK Art competitions in 2010: The John Moores Contemporary Painting Prize; The BP Portrait Award at The National Portrait Gallery and The Threadneedle Prize. His work can be found in collections around the world. Coffield lives and works in London. "The Stately Aquariums of England" 1 - 13 December, 2011 The National Print Gallery is proud to present The Stately Aquariums o f England by David Ferry. This is a stunning new suite of prints that explore an imagined collision of two very different worlds: the commercial efforts of the asset rich, cash poor aristocrats of the 1960’s who grudgingly opened the doors of their ancestral homes to the great British public; and the desire by aquarists to furnish their fish tanks with increasingly bizarre and inappropriate aquarium ornaments from the human world that bear no relation to the natural domain of fish. In Ferry’s luscious images, bemused fish navigate a strange under water kingdom where state rooms adorned with fine tapestries and paintings are furnished with submerged London buses, and pirate galleons are becalmed in the drives of turreted stately homes. Fish fanciers consider their hobby to be a creative pursuit, the piscine tenants of their fantastic environments bec oming moving elements in a work of art. Ferry has celebrated this conceit and gently acknowledged both the kitsch world of “aquarium ornaments” and the upwardly mobile aspirations of the creators of these miniature environments, a fantasy world in a tank bubbling away on the sideboard. The scale of the images also suggest an alternative interpretation: a sci-fi future in which England is submerged, and giant mutant fancy fish swim freely through the deserted rooms of our great houses. His medium of montage is both a physical and an intellectual pursuit: the interventions he makes in the images, and the juxtaposition of unlikely and disparate aspects of our culture to deconstruct the notion of British national identity and heritage. Ferry’s Book Arts and Printmaking create a very individual footprint in contemporary art, and bear witness to th e influences of John Heartfield and the classic photomontage tradition. The creative process starts with his defilement of existing books (over 20 in as many years), usually tourist guides from the innocent post war years of the 1950’s and 1960’s, which he deftly subverts using highly selected donor material. In this case, the re-titled “English Aquariums in Country Houses in Colour” whose 28 colour plates Ferry defiled with piscine interlopers. (This unique book was purchased by The National Art Library housed in the Victoria & Albert Museum, for their permanent collection, earlier this year.) Ferry explains, “The search for donor material is part of the process of creative recycling, adding a new ingredient, a cycle of change and appropriation”. These ideas are then completely rebuilt, reworked and re-interpreted to inform a capsule collection of original prints that convey the spirit of the unique book. Ferry has exhibited extensively in the UK and throughout the world, including solo exhibitions in Berlin, New York, Poznan and Seoul. His work can be found in public and corporate collections including Museum of Modern Art, New York; Ashmolean, Oxford; Art Institute of Chicago; National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, National Museum of Wales, Cardiff and The Victoria and Albert Museum, London. He is a past recipient of a Pollock / Krasner major award, and a new seat as Professor of Printmaking and Book Arts was created for him at the Cardiff Metropolitan University earlier this year.

Hanmi Gallery
Distance: 0.3 mi Tourist Information
30 Maple Street
London, United Kingdom W1T 6HA

London : + 44 (0)208 286 4426

Hanmi Gallery is a uniquely positioned platform for the dialogue between Asia and Europe, constantly evolving in the global arena of contemporary art. Since Hanmi Gallery in London first opened its doors in 2010, it has established itself as a major exhibiting space for predominantly Asian artists. In contrast, the Gallery’s Seoul premise dedicates itself to exhibiting an exclusive selection of works by British and European artists. Hanmi Gallery is devoted to link Eastern and Western artistic practices and exhibiting modern and contemporary art to an international audience. Working with both emerging and established artists and curators, Hanmi Gallery has a particular commitment to new media and interdisciplinary works, showcasing and fostering visual culture that reflects contemporary art trends. INTERIM EXHIBITIONS Due to upcoming major renovations on Hanmi Gallery’s London premises, the site has been running a successful programme of Interim Exhibitions. All the shows respond to the sites raw, stripped-back state with often site- specific installation works. This gallery setting offers artists and curators an opportunity to engage with a unique space. Hanmi Gallery provides a conceptual and physical laboratory for artistic trials and experimentations in a central London location. The space has become a hub for creative thinking, inspiring artists and spectators to see the space, and the art within it, in a new way. It allows them to explore how the site resonates with an artistic endeavour, and the effects that it has both spatially and psychologically. Since the gallery’s inception, the building has hosted a variety of important exhibitions. Highlights from the programme include the Interim Exhibition ‘Situated Senses 01: Inclined Angles’ curated by Jay Jungin Hwang. The project unfolded with two distinct solo exhibitions of contemporary Korean artists, Shan Hur and Soon-Hak Kwon. Each artist showed the coexistence and collision of contradictory states in the spaces of daily life, and the interrelationship between a sense of distance and space originating from the psychology of visual experience. The works outgrowth was generated from a penetrating observation about the space during the preparation for exhibition. Other notable Interim Exhibitions include works by the artists Leonard Johannson, Shezad Dawood and Yingmei Duan. The gallery will celebrate its 40th Interim Exhibition in November 2014. The inaugural exhibition of Seoul’s premise will be ‘Patrick Hughes: Reading Paradox’ (27 September- 20 December 2014), and will be focused on the artist’s Reverspective technique. Twitter: HanmiGallery Pinterest: hanmigallery Instagram: hanmigallery

Castle Fine Art Canary Wharf
Distance: 0.5 mi Tourist Information
34 North Colonnade
London, United Kingdom E14 5HX

020 3051 5715

Modern Art
Distance: 0.3 mi Tourist Information
Modern Art, 4-8 Helmet Row
London, United Kingdom EC1V 3QJ

+44 207 2997950