In January 2018 RHFA will be showing Matt's Gallery at Ron Henocq Fine Art.
Matt’s Gallery will present a rapid succession of short exhibitions and events. The gallery programme will begin with a solo presentation by David Austen from January 19 2018. Following this the Gallery’s practice of working with artists of different generations will continue with an open ended, vibrant and responsive programme of artists presentations and guest-curated shows, beginning with an exhibition of paintings by Elizabeth Magill running February 23 to March 4 2018.
The move represents an old adventure in a new place for Matt’s Gallery, returning to its original ethos with the confidence and conviction of its 38 year history behind it. In keeping with its founding spirit the gallery is seen as a brief but concentrated stopover for new work to be experienced or checked – as much by the artist as by anyone else who may be really interested. Studio spaces and practice have always been at the heart of Matt’s Gallery, which was founded in Robin Klassnik’s studio in 1979, and has always been sited in studio complexes (SPACE and ACME).
RHFA is delighted that Matt's Gallery will continue to make Bermondsey its temporary home into 2018. In 2019/20 it is anticipated that the Gallery will move to a permanent 9000 square foot, double-height gallery space in Nine Elms on the South Bank, marking the next phase of an exciting future for Matt’s Gallery.
Matt’s Gallery would like to thank Ron Henocq for his kind support in making this possible.
RHFA would like to thank the Arts Council England for their generous support towards renovating the studio and its facilities.
The first exhibition within the gallery within a gallery will be David Austin.