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Gasworks: a collaborative, inclusive, burgeoning gallery


Published on
July 20, 2018


Gasworks gallery in Nine Elms is a contemporary art organisation that’s just by Oval underground station.

This non-profit visual art organisation is 24 years old and is made up of thirteen artist studios and gallery space that offer educational projects, exhibitions, and residencies.

These spaces are set up to provide UK-based and international artists the platform to present their first major works in the UK. It’s a way for creators and creatives to research and develop new work in London and launch it in the city too. So far, Gasworks has worked with over 250 artists from more than 70 countries around the world.

Some of these artists have gone on to receive major awards like the Turner Prize and Pinchuk Art Prize. Alumni include Hassan Khan, Alexandre da Cunha, Subodh Gupta, and Yinka Shonibare.

Similar to Pump House Gallery in Battersea Park, all the residency programmes create engagement with the work and the artist through a series of events or participatory workshops.

What Gasworks Gallery focuses on is process: the intricate and dynamic and multitudinal ways that artists go through to create and develop. This attention to the ways of doing and ways of thinking means the organisation establishes long-term relationships with each artist in order to help them foster dialogue with the public and other artists while trying out new ideas. Whatever the outcome, Gasworks is the belvedere that cultivates local and international artists.

One way Gasworks is doing this is by being the hub of the Triangle Network: a network of more than thirty arts organisations across the world that facilitate exchanges between artists and curators, setting up international residencies, and hosting professional development workshops.

Their current exhibition ‘Ritual Without Belief’ by Evan Ifekoya runs until September 2nd 2018 and incorporates audio work, sound system, and installation. So grab your camera, your friends and head on down to Gasworks Gallery:

Gasworks Gallery

155 Vauxhall Street
London SE11 5RH

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