About the Gallery
Unit 1 Gallery | Workshop is an exhibition and residency space in London and unique in its approach to bringing artists and their practices to the public. They support a diverse range of emerging and mid-career contemporary artists by providing them with space and time to develop their practice, network within our growing community, be mentored by team members and crucially be introduced to their expansive network of collectors, art educators, professionals and visitors.
Through their residency programmes and exhibitions, they give artists, curators and theorists a platform to present work and share ideas as well as creating an environment for freethinking and exchange.
They have now organised more than 40 exhibitions with over 120 artists and curators, with 10 exhibitions and 25 artists in residence a year, drawing in international audiences and participants, as well as being a local landmark in the community of Kensington and Chelsea and its surrounds.
Unit 1 Gallery | Workshop was founded in 2015 by artist Stacie McCormick in a former builder’s merchant.
Unit 1 Gallery | Workshop currently supports 25 artists per year and allows them to grow their practice both intensively and professionally through their residency programmes (Solo Residency, Radical Residency, Duo Residency and Writing Residency). The use of a generous studio space and exhibition space accelerates an artist’s practice and fosters a direct relationship with the public. Resident artists are fully engaged members, with responsibilities and commitments to its growth and development. Resident artists are given access to working studio space, in which they are able to create new works, and an exhibition space to allow the public to view these works.
Unit 1 Gallery | Workshop encourages outside curators to present proposals for the use of the exhibition space. The organisation scrutinizes these proposals and filters them through its core values. As with the residency program the non-commercial aspect allows for exhibitions from curators that may not otherwise have found a platform. Unit 1 Gallery | Workshop also invites cultural practitioners to interact with the exhibitions by organizing related events (talks, film screenings, performances, dinners etc.),
Guest Gallery Programme
Unit 1 Gallery | Workshop has created the guest gallery program to collaborate with an international gallery and present one or multiple artists to the London art scene.
Unit 1 Gallery | Workshop is interested in connecting to the community and creating opportunities for all local and wider communities to be engaged in the activities at the gallery. By reaching out to our immediate area, Unit 1 Gallery | Workshop plans to host youth programmes, nursing home programmes, nearby studios and local art initiatives.
Unit 1, 1 Bard Road
Nearest underground stations:
Latimer Road & Shepherd’s Bush