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Rise Art’s favourite non-profit spaces in London showing emerging art

Posted in Uncategorized by Scott @ Rise Art on May 3, 2010

London is host to an abundance of spaces dedicated to contemporary art. While the large commercial galleries often dominate the headlines in the art sections of the press, a number of Non-Profit spaces in London showcase many of the best emerging and contemporary art talent in the country. Here are ten of the best that shouldn’t be missed.

  • Camden Arts Centre – it stands out for its consistently good programme and for what Time Out magazine describes as “arguably the best coffee in North London”.
  • Parasol Unit Foundation – is one of the most beautiful venues in London! Best visited in spring and summer during openings, when you can enjoy a drink in the back garden next to the pond. Parasol Unit Foundation
  • Chisenhale Gallery – commissions some of the most innovative solo exhibitions in a converted 1930s factory building in the East End.
  • ICA –  the Institute of Contemporary Arts is a multi-disciplinary arts centre, presenting an exiting programme of visual and live art, music, film  and talks.
  • Matt’s Gallery – is a ‘must’ on any East End gallery tour, showcasing significant installation art for over 30 years.
  • Projectspace 176 – is an integral part of the Zabludowicz collection.  It hosts innovative, site-specific exhibitions in a converted 19th century Methodist Chapel.
  • John Jones Project Space – this family run framer offers an enormous space for emerging artists to create large-scale projects. John Jones has also built a remarkable collection which is on permanent display at the company’s premises in Finsbury Park. (This space is closed for redevelopment and will reopen in 2012.)
  • Saatchi Gallery – ever heard of Charles Saatchi? Then you will know what to expect when visiting the converted headquarters from the Duke of York. Sensational exhibitions showcasing a vast amount of emerging art from all corners of the world. Already the space in itself is worth a visit.
  • South London Gallery – does not only showcase work by established and emerging artists but has an exceptional programme – particularly for kids.
  • 20 Hoxton Square Projects – is a collaborative project space, operating as a platform for emerging artists, whilst also hosting other creative events. It has been launched in 2007 by Alexander Dellal.

Let us know where we are wrong. Where are your favorites?


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  1. Chloe said, on May 7, 2010 at 12:47 pm

    Thank you for making me aware of space I have not yet known about, such as Matt’s Gallery!

  2. Chantal said, on June 4, 2010 at 1:37 pm

    good list!

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