Trafalgar Square is well known as the location for the world famous art collections in the National Portrait Gallery and National Gallery. But in the Crypt of St Martin’s we have our own special space for art lovers.
The Gallery in the Crypt’s dramatic 18th Century architecture makes a stunning backdrop to display modern art and photography. Exhibitions are open to the public on Monday – Tuesday 8.00am to 8.00pm, Wednesday 8.00am to 7.00pm, Thursday – Saturday 8.00am to 9.00pm and Sunday 11.00am – 6.00pm. If we have to close the Gallery for a private event the details will be listed here.
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We also use the Foyer and church railings for seasonal exhibitions. Current and future exhibitions are included below.
6 January – 2 February 2014 – Gallery Exhibition
The challenges of the global animal charity, the Brooke, through the lens of talented photographer, Richard Dunwoody MBE
2014 is the 80th anniversary year for this extraordinary international animal welfare charity. To celebrate the occasion, Richard Dunwoody has married two passions – photography and horses – to capture the diverse challenges facing these hard working animals, which are the engines of the developing world.
Come and share Richard Dunwoody’s personal experiences of the Brooke at work, feel the emotions he has captured through the lens, and be uplifted and moved by the stories behind the images.
3 February – 2 March 2014 – Gallery Exhibition
1930s Britain was gripped by recession and social unrest. After witnessing brutal repression of the hunger marches and infiltration by undercover police, Ronald Kidd formed the National Council for Civil Liberties – today known as Liberty – at a meeting at St Martin’s in 1934. He and a small group, which was later to grow to thousands of members, came together to “defend the whole spirit of British freedom”.
This exhibition celebrates 80 years of Liberty holding the powerful to account, showing battles fought and won for freedom, fairness, justice and equality, with some striking parallels between 1934 and the present day.
3 – 16 March 2014 – Gallery Exhibition
Minus 1: New Paintings for Everyday Life
Taking as their starting point the Picasso quote “Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life”, this group of contemporary artists is showing a diverse collection of abstract and figurative work. Their hope is that visitors taking a break from the noise and bustle of central London can find something in this ancient and peaceful gallery on which to contemplate and reflect. The paintings cover many themes from intense personal biography to an examination of the forces that shape our landscapes.
Artwork by Deborah Burnstone, Annie Price, Christine Roche, Chris Shurety, and Frances Steele.