Newport Street Gallery is located in Vauxhall, South London and presents exhibitions of work from Damien Hirst’s art collection. Designed by architects Caruso St John, the private gallery spans 37,000 square feet and includes six exhibition spaces – one with a ceiling height of eleven metres – split over two levels. The ground and upper floors within the five buildings are continuous, allowing them to be used flexibly in many combinations, to accommodate both large and small exhibitions. There are 3 large galleries on each of the two floors, stretching in a line from one end of the building to the other. The two gallery levels are connected by new spiral staircases and a large lift.
This private gallery in Vauxhall has involved the conversion of an extraordinary terrace of listed industrial buildings, that were formerly theatre carpentry and scenery painting workshops. The gallery forms the whole length of the street, with the three listed Victorian buildings flanked at either end by new buildings.
The plans include a restaurant and administrative offices for the gallery. The building will show exhibitions of the client’s extensive collection of contemporary art, and is open to the public for free.
Newport Street, Vauxhall
020 3141 9320
Tuesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.