New Venture for a past pupil

Posted: 5th September 2017

ALICE BLACK:  Soho art gallery opens

It is always exciting to discover news about past Augustinians!  One past pupil, Alice Black, a 26 year old graduate in Art History from Sussex University, has embarked on an innovative venture in the world of art by opening a new gallery, based in Soho.  The gallery, ALICE BLACK, opened in May with its first exhibition, Static/Kinetic, running until the end of June.  The gallery’s newest exhibition, Becoming and Dissolving, opens on 15th September and runs until 16th November.

The opening of ALICE BLACK is an exhilarating development in London’s art world and promises to inject an energetic and provocative stimulus into this sphere.

The ALICE BLACK website states:

‘ALICE BLACK is a new independent contemporary art gallery based in Soho, London.

We work with a dynamic network of both emerging and established artists who distinguish themselves through their powerful combination of strong creative vision, notable technical ability and above all artistic authenticity. Our aim is to create an exhibition programme which stimulates and communicates aesthetically as much as it does intellectually.

Our London space seeks to foster an inclusive forum to draw collectors and the public closer to the creative process, and one which allows artists to showcase their work to new audiences.

ALICE BLACK also consults for private clients.

The gallery is co-founded by Alice Black & Matt Symonds.

Alice Black graduated in Art History from Sussex University in 2013 and has previously held positions at Stephen Friedman Gallery and Phillips Auction House. Matt Symonds is a London-based investor and art collector. He is a Board Member of Nottingham Contemporary and Patron of the Royal Academy of Arts.’

If you would like to visit Alice’s gallery, it is at 47 Berwick Street (1st floor), London W1F 8SQ.  The ALICE BLACK website is at:

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