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- 8.00pm, Wednesday 8.00am-6.00pm, Thursday-Saturday 8.00am-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.
From 2016 the Gallery will be home to a semi-permanent display of art works from the Saint John’s Bible. St Martin’s was donated a set of the Heritage editions of the Saint John’s Bible (currently on display in the foyer). Given the huge variety of beautiful illustrations in the Bible the display will change in format throughout the year. From time to time this exhibition will be interspersed with occasional shows that support causes that are close to the work of St Martin’s or are closely linked with charities that we work with in our day to day life.
Monday 15 February – Thursday 10 March – previewing from 2 February
The Connection Art Group Exhibition
The Connection at St Martin-in-the-Fields is London’s busiest homelessness charity supporting people away from the streets through specialist services including a day and night centre, street outreach, help finding employment and specialist mental health and addiction support. The Connection runs a daily drop in art group with volunteers on hand to support people to discover the benefits of using different media like paint, pencil and sculpture. Some people who attend are completely new to art, others visit regularly and are regaining a past hobby which they may have lost while rough sleeping. For many people creating art is therapeutic and helps them to deal with their homelessness and other crises they may be facing in their lives. Artworks created by members of the Connection Art Group are now on display downstairs in the Foyer. The pieces form a preview for the full exhibition which is open from Monday 15 February – Thursday 10 March.
Some of the works will be on sale and available to collect at the end of the exhibition. For further information visit here