COMING UP: John Lewell: ‘Reconnecting’

Opening to the public on Tuesday 19th May is ‘Reconnecting’ by Artist, Photographer and Author, John Lewell. This exhibition will showcase 50 new works, with the aim to renew the connection between art and photography, bringing back some of the latter’s unique characteristics, in particular spontaneity within a moment.

Lewell’s work in this exhibition is based on street photography, and features images that have been taken apart and reconstructed, changing the colour and position of elements. Each piece is composed of 21 portrait-shaped rectangles separated by narrow white lines, within a landscape frame.

A graduate from the University of Cambridge in Fine Art, Lewell is the author of several books including two on photographic software and two on computer graphics . Furthermore, he is the author of Modern Japanese Novelists

Reconnecting will be showing at The Strand Gallery from 19th – 23rd May 2015, 11am – 6pm everyday.


COMING UP: Doppelgängers

Next week opens  Doppelgängers, an exhibition showcasing the work of young artists and writers based in London.

From 28th – 3rd May, the exhibition will explore the concept of oneself as an anthropological subject and the way creative enquiry exists within day-to-day working lives.

Doppelgängers will be the the debut for future collaborations between young, new, London based artists and writers. The curators, Kate Holford and Julia White, aim to create a network for those to engage and continue their practice in the city and exhibit their work and ideas.

The exhibition’s contributors come from an amalagamation of backgrounds and professions; from students to booksellers, chefs, gardeners and decorators.

For any further enquiries regarding the exhibition and the aritsts please contact: Kate Holford or Julia White


COMING UP: Dawn by Bernard Raphael Gallery

We are pleased to announce our new exhibition opening on April 8th at The Strand Gallery. Dawn by Bernard Raphael Gallery will showcase the works of several emerging artists, alongside the established Lucy Temple and Liza Campbell.

Having opened in 2014 with the aim to act as a platform to support emerging artists to gain exhibition space for their work, this will be Bernard Raphael’s first major exhibition. The wonderful collaborative nature of this exhibition will give a multimedia show combining photography, design and drawing.

For further information on the exhibiting artists, please visit:

‘Dawn’ will be showing at The Strand Gallery from 8th – 19th April, 11am – 6pm, Monday to Sunday .

Opening Soon… Slipknot: Dysfunctional Family Portraits by Paul Harries

The Strand Gallery is proud to present Slipknot: Dysfunctional Family Portraits; a new exhibition of the legendary masked men of metal from Des Moins, Iowa, captured by renowned British rock photographer Paul Harries. This exhibition, launching in conjunction with Harries’ book of the same name, endorsed by Slipknot and published by Omnibus Press, features both previously unseen and iconic photographs of this captivating band.


Slipknot has successfully retained a mystique that has remained unprecedented in the world of heavy-metal. Paul Harries has been working with Slipknot since 1999, before UK audiences had experienced anything quite like ‘The Nine’s’ spectacular live shows. Granted unparalleled access, Harries has captured this extraordinary union mid-air, on fire, on stage, backstage, on set, on the road and in studios around the globe and this outstanding collection grants you an unforgettable meeting with the men behind the masks.

The Strand Gallery is thrilled to bring you these astonishing photographs, documenting the bizarre journey of one of the World’s most significant metal bands. This exhibition, along with Harries’ book, serves as a remarkable insider’s view into this deeply private and intriguing band.

Slipknot: Dysfunctional Family Portraits by Paul Harries will be showing at The Strand Gallery from 6th – 17th May 2015, 11am – 6pm, Monday – Sunday 

NOW SHOWING: A406, Knock Very Loudly Please by Colin Hutton

The Strand Gallery is thrilled to announce our new exhibition by photographer Colin Hutton,  A406- Or Knock Very Loudly Please.

Colin Hutton, born in Glasgow, trained as a photographer and film maker at the Bournemouth College of Art & Design. After graduating, he gained a one-year mentorship under John Cleese and William Goldman through the Fulbright Fellowship in Screenwriting. Since 2007, he has focused on his photographic roots and has established himself as a unit and specials photographer for several well-known TV series such as Sherlock, Broadchurch, and Outnumbered. His works have been exhibited in recent years at The Royal Photographic Society’s International Print Exhibition, the Association of Photographers Open Exhibition, and the Renaissance Photography Prize Exhibition.

A406 – Or Knock Very Loudly Please exhibits a project completed in 2011, which documents the area around the A406, North Circular Road, London. The constant change, as well as the forgotten remnants of those who worked and live in this area is captured in a series of poignant and stunning photographs. Hutton focuses not on the cars, but on the abandoned sites that line up against the roughly 29 miles of motorway.

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We look forward to present to you this unique exhibition that offers a glimpse into one of the often overlooked realities of bustling, metropolitan London.

For more information on Colin Hutton’s A406 Project, as well as his other works please visit his website:

The A406- Or Knock Very Loudly Please will be on show at The Strand Gallery from the 17th-22nd of March, 2015.

NOW SHOWING: Slightly Offstage, Photographs by Gill Shaw

The Strand Gallery is proud to present ‘Slightly Offstage’ a unique collection of candid photographs of luminaries of the arts by celebrated British photographer Gill Shaw.


Showing at the gallery from 3rd – 15h March 2015, this beautiful retrospective of Shaw’s photographs, rarely exhibited as a complete body of work, pays testament to her innovative style and casual sincerity. From Ringo Starr and The Bee Gees to Dame Helen Mirren, Shaw puts this exceptional roll call of celebrities at ease in front of her camera as she captures their private and ‘off stage’ moments, sharing another, more intimate side of these stars.

Renowned for not only her photographic talent but also her tireless campaigning and support for various charities, Shaw will be raising funds for Red Nose Day 2015, with 20% of all photographs sold to be donated directly to Comic Relief. We are thrilled to bring you this rare opportunity to see this stunning collection and own part of it for yourself, whilst contributing to a British Institution that helps change so many people’s lives around the world.

Slightly Offstage, Photographs by Gill Shaw will be showing at The Strand Gallery from 3rd – 15th March 2015, 11am – 6pm, Monday – Sunday. 

20% of proceeds will be donated to Comic Relief : Comic Relief, registered charity 326568 (England/Wales) SCO39730 (Scotland)

NOW SHOWING: Faces, The Farmers’ Odyssey by Amri Ginang

The Strand Gallery is delighted to announce our upcoming exhibition by Amri Ginang, a famed Sabahan (Borneo) photographer, as he presents Faces: The Farmers’ Odyssey sponsored by the Malaysian Palm Oil Council. Amri Ginang studied photography in London in the 70’s, where he discovered a myriad of artistic movements which led to a career as photographer of fine art and fashion, these influences can still be seen today  as much of his portfolio is characterised by a preference for black and white – a staple of fashion photography.


Faces: The Farmers’ Odyssey will be showing at  The Strand Gallery, London, England from 24th to 28th February 


Now showing at The Strand Gallery: UpStArt – The Finalists Exhibition! UpStArt jpeg posterThe exhibition will display the work of thirty-four finalists and A-level art students  across Greater London, on display from the 23rd November – 6th December 2014.

SPOTLIGHT: Johann Arens

Johann Arens is a German, emerging contemporary artist currently attending the Rijksakademie voor Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam.

In September 2014, he joined the group exhibition Emotional Resources at Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art in Sunderland and in November he will present Part I, The Dispute in Düsseldorf.

Arens (born in Aachen, 1981) graduated at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam in 2006, and spent 5 months working in Berlin taking part in the Nipkow Program. He also holds an MFA at Goldsmiths College in London (2011).

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Johann works mainly in installation, film and sculpture, languages that reflect on the investigation of the space in evolution and its virtual manipulation to analyse our historic situation and public behavior.

At the centre of his artworks we find domestic interiors, offices, computerized landscapes and urban environment that wander about their function in the visual culture and in our social structure.

The works display numerous devices at different scales in a complex system. Each exhibition traces a general viewing of the social dimension and the acting of us as users. A collage of different reality aspects characterize Arens’ production and his research in the visual art.

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During a long term stay in Rome last year, Arens presented Friday 13th at the British School. He collaborated with artists Daniele Genadry and Jurgen Ots, to create the innovative project Hard Copy (2014) at Pastificio Cerere Foundation.

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Recent solo exhibitions include Paradise Row (London), Apple and Pear (London), Effect Rating (Amsterdam), Internet Centre & Habesha Grocery (London), North of no South (London).

For further research and information about Johann Arens visit


The Strand Gallery is thrilled to announce in collaboration with UpStArt, our new exhibition for  thirty-four finalists and A-level art students  across Greater London, that have entered this exciting  fine art competition. UpStArt is an Anne Frank Trust, designed to identify and nurture new artistic talent. It helps people from all backgrounds challenge prejudice, supporting new talent, acceptance and charity.

Two sisters Natasha and Isabella Tagliaferri, lead the inspiration behind UpStArt. They collaboratively developed the idea to auction school art work in order to raise money for the Anne Frank Trust. This kick started the showcasing of up and coming young artists, promoting their work, as well as the work of school art departments in Greater London, to the leaders of the art world as well as the general public.

UpStArt has gained a huge amount of support from all areas of the art industry, from artists and broadcasters, to curators and lawyers. The impressive judging panel includes: Sky Arts TV, Saatchi Art, Goldsmiths, Slade, LCC, Royal College of Art, Lisson Gallery, Shape Arts and Channel 4 TV, along with the general public. Art work is sold at auction, with the proceeds divided between the artist and Anne Frank Trust. Prizes include over £1000 cash (thanks to Opera Gallery and Landview Properties), work placements (thanks to UK Greetings), Cass Art discounts for schools and £500 worth of vouchers, as well as the opportunity to participate in master classes from renowned artists, Nick Walker, Sarah Lightman and Kev F.

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UpStArt will be exhibiting at The Strand Gallery from 23rd November until  6th December.