Matt’s Gallery

In 2019 Matt’s Gallery will open their new space within a blockwork and concrete shell unit in Nine Elms, south London. The gallery’s brief calls for a flexible, economically and environmentally sustainable space to be developed through a phased approach. Responding to the way in which the gallery works directly with artists to create new work, M&W’s design emphasises the importance of making.

Two large new galleries will provide dedicated and adaptable exhibition space. New artist studios at mezzanine level will help the gallery continue to nurture artists at key moments in their development. The project will provide access for the first time to the extensive Matt’s Gallery archive, which spans the 40 years of the gallery’s existence. The archive will be housed within two-storey racking inside the entrance space.

Over the next 2 years Matt’s Gallery will raise public and private funds to realise the project in a series of phased developments. Phase 1 will provide dedicated gallery spaces, new studios, gallery offices, and a dedicated space for talks, screenings and performances. Arts Council England have awarded £200K of capital funding to the project. You can support Matt’s Gallery by visiting their website.

Visuals by Gilbert Leung