NOW Gallery

About us

NOW Gallery is a free public exhibition space for contemporary art, fashion, photography and design on Greenwich Peninsula, South East London. 

NOW Gallery’s intention is to provide an arts space accessible to all which showcases creativity in all its complexity and diversity. From the outset NOW Gallery has invited artists, designers and creatives spanning a breadth of career levels and backgrounds to freely express their point of view in both the unique gallery building and wider Greenwich Peninsula public realm.

Jemima Burrill and Kaia Charles curate five exhibitions a year for NOW Gallery including 3 solo shows which focus on art, fashion and design.

These commissions have so far included an exciting mix of emerging and established fashion talent including Charles Jeffrey, Molly Goddard and more recently Nicholas Daley. The design focussed exhibitors include Emmanuelle Moureaux, Studio Morison and Camille Walala.

NOW has also introduced two exhibitions that give a platform to emerging interdisciplinary practitioners; Human Stories an annual photographic series unpicking the social constructs around race, identity and aesthetics and the NOW Gallery Young Artist exhibition which spotlights the best in new talent. The latter has featured illustrator Hattie Stewart and crystal artist Sara Shakeel.

“NOW Gallery is the catalyst creating exhibitions that respond to the continuously evolving Greenwich Peninsula site. Fashion designers, designers, and artists create exhibitions which are playful, inspiring and bring our unconventional gallery space to life. Giving an opportunity for designers to become artists and for artists to be able to expand their practice within the boundaries of our unusual gallery space.”

– Jemima Burrill

In conjunction with NOW Gallery, Greenwich Peninsula has commissioned seating for Peninsula Square by designers Raw Edges, a public sculpture by Alex Chinneck, and most recently a spatial light installation by Liz West, as well as a number of artistic hoardings by notable illustrators. Peninsula Square has been activated with sculptures by Kallipopi Lemos, an architectural structure by architects pH+ and two interactive installations with Empathy Museum.

The Peninsula’s public art programme continues to challenge and surprise recently featuring ambitious installations by LA based artist Geronimo and ‘33’ –  a pavilion in Central Park designed by Studio Weave. Other notable collaborators include HATO and Jay Cover, Flea Folly Architects as well as ongoing partnerships with Dance Umbrella, GDIF, Hemingway Design, Tatty Devine and Empathy Museum.

NOW Gallery is a cultural partner of the Design District at Greenwich Peninsula.

“Our public art program explores interdisciplinary collaboration – architects, illustrators and designers jointly creating innovative community spaces.” – Kaia Charles

NOW LATER EVENTS

Our dynamic and multi-faceted events strand combining live art, music and performance invites audiences to experience artists’ work from an alternate perspective. The series has previously featured WITCiH, Patternity, Yinka Ilori, Laundry Service, Resolve Collective, i.as.in.we, Idler and London Design Festival.

MISSION STATEMENT

To anchor the cultural ambitions of Greenwich Peninsula, supporting UK and international practitioners; capturing the zeitgeist through the exploration of a broad range of contemporary art and design practises. NOW Gallery has established a reputation for its groundbreaking installations which explore interactivity in art and design, creating democratic space for people of all ages and abilities to engage in contemporary practice. Fashion, Art, Design and Photography are the key thematic pillars of the gallery programme.

NOW Gallery is an equal opportunities organisation committed to challenging inequality and societal biases.

Aims

– Keep art free and accessible
– Experiment with unusual exhibition and display formats
– Champion emerging designers and new schools of thought
– Be open and diverse

 

NOW Gallery Team

Jemima Burrill – NOW Gallery Curator/Cultural Consultant Greenwich Peninsula

Kaia Charles – Cultural Projects Manager, NOW Gallery/Greenwich Peninsula

Magda Kaggwa – Events and Exhibitions Coordinator

India Stanbra – Gallery Assistant

 

Please direct enquiries to [email protected]

NOW Gallery is supported by Greenwich Peninsula, a new creative district dedicated to bringing the best of art and design to the Royal Borough of Greenwich and more widely South East London.

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