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, …

Confessions of an Opium Eater: an installation by Leonard Johansson

Oil painting.

The Hanmi Gallery on Maple Street is part way through a refurbishment. The inside of the building is derelict -- and the perfect setting for creating the mise-en-scene for Confessions Of An Opium Eater, an exhibition and installation by Swedish-Korean artist Leonard Johansson. Arranged over several floors from an opium den in the basement to oil-on-canvas …

Fitzrovia Lates switches to Wednesday for February openings

By News Reporters The group of galleries opening as part of Fitzrovia Lates will this month open late tonight (Wednesday 26 February) in a change from the usual Thursday lates.  Hamni Gallery have announced: "Please join us for a special evening in Fitzrovia on Wednesday evening to celebrate Art 14 London. Participating galleries in Fitzrovia …

Late night galleries continue with new venues joining

By Clive Jennings Fitzrovia Lates is a recent initiative that offers art lovers the opportunity to engage in a little late night perusing and purchasing at local participating galleries, to 9pm on the last Thursday of each month. Over 25 galleries are now involved, with the idea gathering momentum since its launch in June. Elizabeth …