New gallery opens to reveal old posters in a subterranean world

Torn poster on wall.

The Fitzrovia Gallery is an elegant new space that has recently opened at 139 Whitfield Street. Owned and run by three long standing local residents, Sarah McDonald, Suresh Pushpananthan and Michael Skelly, their manifesto is to “play a key role in London’s creative and cultural landscape. We believe in the life-enhancing value of art and …

Mali toys with gallery space at Eastcastle Street

Artwork.

Turkish artist Mehmet Ali Uysal, famous for his striking and funny work SKIN -- a giant wooden clothes peg “pinching” the turf at Chaudfontaine Park in Liege, Belgium -- is to have his first UK solo show at Fitzrovia gallery Pi Artworks London. SKIN made The Independent newspaper's list of top-10 public art commissions in …

The city and its crowds by Oona Hassim at Woolff Gallery

Oil painting depiction street demonstration.

Artist Oona Hassim will be showing her work depicting crowds and demonstrations at a solo exhibition at the Woollf Gallery on Charlotte Street in February. Hassim’s unique style of painting echoes of soft and dreamlike impressionism which is interrupted by the hardened edge of modern day objects and issues. Her exploration of crowds and the passage of …

Newton’s art of 1980s computer game culture at Tottenham Street gallery

Animated gif image.

A Glaswegian art graduate turned his fascination with 1980s personal computers into an artistic career in illustrating and animation creation. Walter Newton's solo show at The Coningsby Gallery which runs until the end of the week displays his original and commissioned creations. Newton, born in 1981 in Glasgow, attended the Glasgow School of Art and then London's …

Joan Dannatt solo exhibition at Rebecca Hossack Gallery

Painting of trees in garden.

The Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery at Conway Street is hosting the first solo exhibition of London-based artist Joan Dannatt. The retrospective in January is in celebration of Dannatt's 90th birthday. Born into a literary family in Highgate she went on to study design and typography. While at Reading University she helped organise a hidden printing press for resistance should the …

Fitzrovia’s Galleries: a landscape that has changed rapidly

Black and white photograph of man looking into a mirror.

In September 2011, I enthusiastically reported “The Fitzrovia Gallery Explosion”, announcing that we now had 37 art galleries in Fitzrovia of which 21 had opened in the preceding three years. In the two and a half years since that article there has been a phenomenal amount of coming and going with 30 new galleries opening, …