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.
For information about hiring the Gallery for your exhibition please email firstname.lastname@example.org
We also use the Foyer and church railings for seasonal exhibitions. Current and future exhibitions are included below.
Monday 29 April – Sunday 26 May – Gallery Exhibition
The Art of the Ever True
These recent drawings by Nicholas Cope are studies of the ‘doorway’ as a passage to the Transcendent. Of particular interest here is the idea of the ‘false doorway’, an integral concept in many Traditional cultures. This symbolic doorway is essentially a path to unity and a return to one’s origin.
Please note: The Gallery will be closing early to the public on the following days during the exhibition: Friday 24 May – 8.00am-11.00am
Monday 27 May – Sunday 23 June – Gallery Exhibition
The One and the Many
This exhibition of new work by Mark Weighton reflects on unity in a world where everything appears to exist in isolated separation. Influenced by aspects of sacred Islamic, Buddhist and tribal American art, this ambitious body of work playfully suggests a vision of interconnected, infinite possibility; of unity in diversity. www.markweighton.com
Please note: The Gallery will be closing early to the public on the following days during the exhibition: Tuesday 28 May – 5.00pm, Monday 3 June – 3.00pm, Saturday 8 June – 1.00pm-3.30pm, Friday 14 June – 4.00pm, Friday 21 June – 6.00pm.
Thursday 20 June – Wednesday 31 July - Courtyard Exhibition
International Rescue Committee
Survivors of some of the world’s worst disasters, from floods to civil war, are the focus of seven renowned photographers in ‘On Solid Ground’, a new multi-media project by International Rescue Committee and Panos Pictures. The images are of resilient refugees forced to live in temporary accommodation in unfamiliar cities or to rebuild their destroyed homes. The project portrays the common need of all people to have a place of safety and comfort. The need for a home. www.rescue-uk.org
Monday 24 June – Sunday 21 July – Gallery Exhibition
Roman Lokati’s work links communication, body language and expression in order to explore the relationships between people who are in apparent isolation throughout their daily lives. the artist utilises various media including drawing, watercolorus, oil and acrylic, with drypoint and linocut printmaking techniques used to create original and expressive artwork.
Please note: The Gallery will be closing early to the public on the following days during the exhibition: Saturday 29 June – 4.00pm
Monday 22 July – Sunday 18 August – Gallery Exhibition
At the core of this exhibition lies the work of eight talented artists showing their own interpretations of the world, concealed by post it notes. Visitors will be able to purchase a note for only £8. One of the artists will transform it into an artwork and upload it onto an online map. Once an artwork is revealed, one of the participants will be offered it for £8. Thus, in the act of purchasing, participants reveal an interpretation of that very process.
Tuesday 20 August – Saturday 14 September – Gallery Exhibition
A Field of Cloths
Monday 16 September – Sunday 13 October – Gallery Exhibition
What makes us care?
An exploration into the desensitization of the masses, into the plight of the homeless and in need, completely at odds with the celebration of other individuals in society gaining huge amounts of attention simply through media or arts related activities. What is in a face? What makes it so easy to walk past someone in need as if they do not exist? Why might we have looked twice had we recognised such a person from school or work or the television, looking equally as broken and destitute? By blurring the lines between celebrity and anonymity these images beg the question- “what makes us care?” All proceeds from prints sold from this exhibition will go to The Big Issue Foundation and Centrepoint homeless young person’s charity.
Monday 14 October – Sunday 10 November – Gallery Exhibition
This exhibition of work by Glenn Lowcock asks us to slow down our looking, and to spend a little time. Exploring qualities of diffusion and accumulation Glenn’s work is quiet and meditative and encourages us to look at, to look through, and to look beyond.