Green Cardamom develops visual arts projects in partnership with museums and other cultural organisations. Their programme is informed by artistic practice in Pakistan, South and West Asia and and radiates outwards from there. They closed their London programme in 2012 and are currently reconfiguring how they work.
Opened in 1998 as the first major capital initiative of the Jerwood Foundation, the Jerwood Space is now established as one of the best rehearsal spaces for theatre and dance in the country. Young dance and theatre companies develop their work at a greatly reduced cost, working alongside established professional companies who pay competitive rates.
A beautifully refurbished Victorian school (Paxton Locher Architects) also offers a contemporary art gallery, café and striking glazed courtyard (Satellite Architects); these are all open to the public and available for events.
Allthough this small museum only takes up two floors of this beautiful house, it is worth a visit to see William Morri’s original printing press and his watercolour sketches for wallpaper and other interior designs. There is a pretty garden to the rear of the house but the main reason for visiting is the opportunity to learn about the life of one of Britain’s most industrious Arts and Crafts pioneers.
Kings Place has two major commercial galleries, Pangolin London, near the entrance, and Piano Nobile Kings Place, at gallery level.
Pangolin London is affliated to the renowned sculpture foundry Pangolin Editions and is one of the few London galleries dedicated to exhibitions of modern and contemporary sculpture.
Piano Nobile Kings Place is the concept space of Piano Nobile Gallery, focusing on modern and contemporary British and International art, including photography. Exhibitions will be developed in conjunction with the innovative and extensive programming of the Kings Place Music Foundation.
Leighton House Museum is the former home of the Victorian artist Frederic, Lord Leighton (1830-1896). The only purpose-built studio-house open to the public in the United Kingdom, it is one of the most remarkable buildings of the nineteenth century, containing a fascinatingcollection of paintings and sculpture by Leighton and his contemporaries.
Leighton House Museum is surrounded by a group of other studio-houses, all of which were built during the second half of the nineteenth century. This group provides a unique insight into the wealth, status and taste of successful artists in the late-Victorian period.
Recently re-located from Clerkenwell to the heart of Shoreditch, London, this gallery shows innovative work in the applied arts from internationally recognised artists and talented newcomers. The Directors are Tatjana Marsden and Nelson Woo and the Gallery Manager is Siobhan Feeney. Alida Sayer is the Creative Consultant for Marsden Woo.
The main gallery space hosts a programme of solo and small group exhibitions featuring new work from gallery artists and specially invited guests and further examples of important work can be viewed by appointment in their regularly changing rear display area.
Founded in December 2004 by art historian and curator Dr. Ziba Ardalan, Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art is a not-for-profit art institution that operates purely for the public benefit. Central to the Parasol unit philosophy is a total commitment to artists and their creative endeavour, an attitude which leads to a singular relationship developing between each exhibiting artist and the foundation.
Every year the foundation organises four challenging and thought-provoking exhibitions of works by international contemporary artists working in various media, holds artistic projects and gives awards and exhibition possibility to graduating students from a UK art school.
Raven Row is a non-profit contemporary art exhibition centre in Spitalfields that is open free to the public.
Raven Row’s programme is intended to appeal both to a specialist audience and a broader, curious public. It is led by a desire to test art’s purpose outside the market place. It will exhibit diverse work of the highest quality, often by established international artists, or those from the recent past, who have somehow escaped London’s attention.
Founded and led since 1988 by pioneering choreographer Siobhan Davies CBE, Siobhan Davies Dance has evolved over the years from a national & international touring dance company into a ground-breaking investigative contemporary arts organisation.
Exploring choreography and movement is very much at the heart of everything they do. So whilst they continue to hold their dance roots close they are creatively exploring how to apply choreography across a wide range of disciplines including visual arts, film and craft.
The South London Gallery is an internationally acclaimed contemporary art space which has been free to the public since its foundation in 1891.
Its founding mission to “bring art to the people of south London” is a vision which continues to hold true to this day and with a particular emphasis in the past twenty years, in showing challenging new work by emerging and established British and international artists.