What is the Brick Lane Gallery?
The Brick Lane Gallery is an exhibition space in Shoreditch in the heart of London, offering emerging and established artists a platform to exhibit works.
What are the benefits of exhibiting your work at The Brick Lane Gallery?
Artists are given an opportunity to display their work in a professional and established gallery environment on a world renowned street in London . Artists also benefit from 0% commission meaning they take home any profits from the sale of their work.
What is the process of exhibiting in your gallery?
Our group exhibitions consist of themes including Abstract, Contemporary Painting, Portraits, Art in Mind, Landscape, Photography Now and Works on Paper. If your work is suitable to one of these themes and you would like to participate, you can email some images of your work to email@example.com to discuss potentially exhibiting.
Can I hire your whole gallery?
Both of our galleries are available for gallery hire. All of our gallery hire information can be found at https://thebricklanegallery.com/gallery-hire-london but please don’t hesitate to get in contact via email as we would be more than happy to discuss it with you!
Our galleries are available to be hired for all needs including pop up shops, events, art exhibitions and more. Floor plans are available upon request.
How long do exhibitions last?
Our group exhibitions last two weeks, however, we use the first Tuesday to install the work and the last Monday to take down the exhibition. The work is exhibited for a total of 12 days including two weekends. Solo exhibitions last a minimum of one week.
I am an international artist and do not live in London, can I still exhibit?
You are not required to travel to London to exhibit with us. If you live far away and want to exhibit with us, all you would need to do is get your work delivered to us and we take care of the rest for you!
How many artworks can I fit in my 3m, 6m or 9m space?
The amount of works depends on the size of your pieces. We will double hang work that is below 50cm in height but we don’t wish to overcrowd the walls to ensure the space looks professional. If you wish to exhibit a large body of work we would suggest a 6m or 9m space.
What are your wall heights?
Our height of our walls are 2m 80cm.
What is the fee for a group exhibition?
For a 3m space in a group exhibition the fee is £660. For a 6m space it is £1,320 and for a 9m space it is £1,980. This fee includes our extensive services including install, curation, promotion, social media, opening night with free bar, 0% commission and the takedown of the exhibition. Our gallery is also open 7 days per week.
What is the fee to rent the whole gallery?
The fee for standard gallery hire is £3,600. The ‘Full Package’ is £5,400. The breakdown of costs can be found at https://thebricklanegallery.com/gallery-hire-london
Do gallery prices include VAT?
Yes, all prices include VAT, if you are VAT registered we can provide you with an invoice to claim your VAT back.
How do I pay for an exhibition and can I pay the fee in installments?
You are able to book & pay on our website at this link: https://thebricklanegallery.com/book-now
Or you are also able to pay over the phone or by bank transfer. Bank details can be sent to you via email.
We only need a 50% deposit to secure your space in the exhibition. Your space cannot be confirmed until you have paid the deposit. The remaining 50% is paid one month before the exhibition. If you are renting the whole gallery, you will need to make a 50% deposit to secure your hire, and the remainder to be paid one month before the exhibition + £500 security deposit which is fully refundable once the gallery is returned to us in mint condition.
Can artists help with curation/installation?
Our gallery team takes care of the installation for you! We welcome our artists to send us a layout if they wish for their work to be hung in a specific way but our team is responsible for the curation and installation.
What services are included in your fee?
If you are participating in a group exhibition, all of our services are included in your one off fee. Our services include curation, installation, opening night & free bar, promotion online, flyers, mailing list to 60,000 recipients, artwork sales.
Does the gallery print/frame my work for me?
Sadly we don’t have the facilities to print or frame work here at the gallery but we are more than happy to recommend companies within the area.
Do you accept prints, or only originals?
We accept both prints and original pieces of art.
Does the gallery organise or pay for my shipping costs?
Artists are responsible for the organisation of the shipment of their own artwork; the gallery does not cover costs of shipment. Once the work has been delivered to us we take care of the rest!
Are there costs associated with entering the country? (Taxes, fees, etc.)
There may be some import duties to be paid depending on where you are sending the work from. The courier service you use will give you the amount to be paid once customs determines it. This is part of the shipping process and we do not cover the cost.
Do you package the art for return?
We will safely pack your work in the packaging it arrived in and it will be ready for collection the day after your exhibition ends.
Do you take commission?
We take 0% commission on any artwork sales. All proceeds that artists make from artwork sales during their exhibition are returned to them at the end of the exhibition!
Does the gallery price my work for me?
It is up to artists to decide how much they would like to price their work for, however if you need us to give you some advice we are happy to help!
Who chooses the work that I exhibit?
If we have accepted you into the exhibition then we are happy to allow you, as the artist, to decide which works to exhibit. However, if you need help choosing please do send over some images so we can assist you in the decision.
What promotion do you do for the exhibition?
We post on all of our social media platforms including Instagram, Twitter & Facebook, create individual promotional graphics for each participating artist and post on social media, we create exhibition flyers to hand out on the street & to visitors of the gallery, plus we send a mail-out to our 60,000 recipients.
What is the footfall of the gallery?
Our gallery attracts around 50 people per day but we become far busier at the weekend due to the Brick Lane market & Columbia Road market nearby.
What is the nearest tube station to your gallery?
The nearest tube stations to our gallery are Shoreditch High Street, Bethnal Green, Aldgate East and Liverpool Street.
Will the work be covered by your insurance while it is in the gallery?
Your work will not be covered by insurance whilst it is exhibited but you are welcome to to buy special coverage for your works for the duration of the exhibition. We are happy to advise on insurance brokers if you would like to take out individual insurance for your works.
Is the gallery open 7 days a week?
We are open from 10am to 6pm Monday to Saturday and from 12pm to 6pm on Sundays.
Can I invite people to the opening night reception?
Yes! You are welcome to invite as many people as you like – it is an excellent opportunity to bring your contacts together and meet new ones.
If you have a query that hasn’t been answered here, contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on +44 (0) 207 729 9721