Art and exhibitions

Visiting St Martin – Art - Art old and new

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 4 – Friday 25 September
The Templeton Prize Exhibition

In the Foyer

Templeton Prize, which honours a living person who has made an exceptional contribution to affirming life’s spiritual dimension, whether through insight,
discovery, or practical works. Established in 1972 by the late Sir John Templeton, the prize celebrates no particular faith tradition or notion of God, but rather
the quest for progress in humanity’s efforts to comprehend the many and diverse manifestations of the Divine. The 2017 Templeton Prize Laureate, Alvin Plantinga, is an American scholar whose writings over half a century have made theism a serious option within academic philosophy.

Burundi 6x6 004hrMonday 18 September – Monday 30 October
Food in a Fragile World – Concern Worldwide and Panos Pictures Exhibition

In the Courtyard

This photographic exhibition produced by overseas aid agency, Concern Worldwide, together with Panos Pictures, documents the reality of life in Niger, Central African Republic and Burundi. The exhibition is part of Concern’s Food in a Fragile World Appeal which is raising funds to help families living in countries affected by, or at risk from conflict to get the food and care they need to survive and enable them to reach their full potential.

UK-AID-your-donations-RGBAll donations to the appeal made between 18 September and 17 December will be matched by the UK government to have twice the impact.  Find out more at



Previous Exhibitions

Previous exhibitions that have been held in the St Martin-in-the-Fields Gallery in the Crypt.

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Permanent Installations

St Martin-in-the-Fields is home to several commissions and permanent installations by contemporary artists.

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