ABOUT THE GALLERY

London has a varied and exciting international contemporary arts community and we are proud to be part of it. At East Gallery, we promote emerging creative talents as well as established artists, with works from colourful canvasses to brooding paintings that combine high art traditions with pop culture references.

Founded in 2004, East Gallery exhibits an eclectic mix covering all mediums of contemporary art, from painting to photography and from sculpture to video art. We offer group exhibitions and solo-shows from emerging and established artists from all artistic backgrounds. Based in the heart of Shoreditch, East London, the gallery presents a range of group shows and solo exhibitions in many contemporary mediums, with the flexibility to house collaborative art works across genres.

Our team

East Gallery have experienced staff dedicated to helping new artists with great potential to increase their exposure as they showcase their work in London, providing guidance and advice to artists who may be new to the London art market. Our professional gallery team will organise everything for a successful exhibition including installation, opening night, promotion and sales as well as staff for the duration of the exhibition.

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Exhibiting space

Our main gallery space is approximately 105 square metres (1130 square feet), with an additional studio exhibition space at 25 square metres. Both galleries are ground floor level with direct street entry. Both spaces are available to hire for your solo show, group exhibition or event. East Galley also has a small kitchen that can be used for events.

We offer a range of exhibition options, including a collective exhibition in which artists can rent a 3, 6 or 9 metre space, which works well for artists new to the exhibition experience whilst presenting a limited number of work alongside other artists. All our exhibitions are fee-based only. We do not take any percentage commission on sales. Our professional team will organise your exhibition, managing everything for you, so that you can enjoy a successful and stress-free exposition. Our services include:

  • Installation and set-up
  • Email invitation to our growing mailing list of 45,000 recipients currently.
  • Invitation cards
  • Opening reception
  • Press-release and promotion
  • Details of your exhibition on our website
  • Professional staff supervision
  • Pricing advice and sales support

A solo exhibition allows you to showcase a large body of work in a professional and established gallery setting. This can confirm the consistent quality of your work to buyers and viewers. We accept submissions from artists from across the globe, at any stage in their career. Just submit a portfolio or images and we will review your work.

Upcoming exhibition dates

  1. Recovery Works – all mediums: 30 January – 12 February 2018
  2. You Can Fall – contemporary Painting: 15 February – 1 March 2018
  3. Raw / Cooked Ceramic: 3 March – 17 March 2018
  4. What’s Been Shot Now? contemporary photography: 27 March – 9 April 2018
  5. Here’s Looking At You – portraits: 12 April – 26 April 2018
  6. Birth of the Cool – works on paper: 1-13 May 2018
  7. Radical Invention - abstract art: 15 – 2 May 2018
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Recent exhibitions

Artists that have previously exhibited at the East Gallery include:

The artist collective Blue Whale, comprised of artists Linda Watts, Mel Silvestri and Joshua Kubainski, all graduates from Goldsmith’s College, held their debut show, “Capricorn Charms,” at East Gallery. This was an installation of neon lights, sculpture, and photography. At first we didn’t think they even knew what it would look like, but it was an exciting tension as we waited to find out.

After graduating with a Fine Art degree from the University of East London, Hackney local Jean Rowland has created a body that will be shown in the summer at East Gallery. In “#MeToo” Rowland investigates the female body through collages of fabrics, paint, and dried flowers. Feminine and strong, Rowland’s bold compositions have a complex sexiness.

Omar Khan is a formal painter, but with a sense of humour. Khan uses his paintings as sculptures so we view them in a different way. Some traditional canvases are hung at unusual angles and his popular installation at East Gallery were the paintings on castors that adorned the floor and could be moved by visitors into any arrangement they liked.


LOCATION

Opening hours: Monday to Saturday 10:00 – 18:00 & Sunday 12:00 – 18:00



East Gallery is situated on Diss Street, Shoreditch. It is less than half-a-mile from Shoreditch overground station and the famous Brick Lane Market. A taxi will get you from the station to the gallery in just a couple of minutes, depending on traffic.

Shoreditch is an arty area neighbouring the equally trendy neighbourhood of Hoxton. Young creatives can be found filling the fashionable clubs and bars that surround Shoreditch High Street, Great Eastern Street and Old Street. In addition to smart gastropubs, artisan coffee shops and noodle bars, Shoreditch has many vintage and design shops to cater to local residents and to visitors.

ART TYPES ON DISPLAY

Hottest Talent

There are many emerging artist’s in London, many are graduates from the capital’s art schools. The East Gallery exhibitions are a great way to get acquainted with them.

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Paitings and Drawings

With a long history and high cultural status, drawing and painting remain the popular art of our time, from across the ages, from Titian to Rembrandt and beyond.

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Ceramic Art

It was as recently as the latter half of the 20th century that ceramics was chosen by a few artists as a fine art expression, taking it beyond craft.

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Sculptures

In the last 200 years, the art world experienced big changes. Sculptors moved away from focus on perfect anatomy and gave their attention to personal expression.

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Photography

The 21st century has seen the digital revolution bring capabilities to the photographed image that could never have been imagined 50 years ago.

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Conceptual Art

Examples are Jackson Pollock's "drip" paintings, or Andy Warhol's Brillo Boxes. For many, this was not art at all, but the movement is considered successful.

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Testimonials

I had the privilege of exhibiting my work at East Gallery’s 2016 collective contemporary photography show, and my experience was nothing short of tremendous. I am extremely thankful for all of the tips you offered regarding artist solo shows, since my first solo show in my home country (Bahrain) occurs in one week and I have looked to your helpful advice to manage my show.

– E. Lane

Yesterday was the greatest day of my artistic life. The opening reception for my exhibition last night was like an out-of-body experience! Everyone at East Gallery made me feel relaxed and at ease with the entire process and I’m very grateful to you all. 

– F. Wallace

The help and guidance from the East Gallery staff leading up to my exhibition was kind, efficient and professional. I felt very well supported and very comfortable with the process. I especially appreciated the social media presence that the PR team had when promoting my work and the show. 

– J. Kindred


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