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Support Matt's Gallery



Matt's Gallery, 92 Webster Road, SE16 4DF. Photograph by Jonathan Bassett, 2018.

Matt's Gallery exists to give artists the time, space and support they need to take risks, test their limits and surprise even their own intentions. We provide the best conditions for experiencing art and challenging audiences. 

Our approach leads to the production of innovative works of contemporary art that offer educational benefit to the hundreds of students we welcome to the gallery each year.

Matt’s Gallery is an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation and a registered charity. In addition to our funding from ACE we rely on support from Trusts and Foundations, our Friends and Patrons and donations from individuals.

We believe that in order for artists to grow and develop and to produce their best work they must be given time, space and support away from external commercial and political pressures. We work with artists at key moments in their development, at all stages of their careers.

Matt’s Gallery is on the cusp of its next phase of exciting developments. In 2015 the Gallery won a competitive tender for a permanent new space at Nine Elms, Wandsworth, where we will move in 2020. The new building promises 6,000 square feet of space with scope for double-height galleries. We are creating a complex that will incorporate two double-height gallery spaces, two affordable artists' studios, our offices, our book and editions shop, and a publicly accessible home for the Matt’s Gallery library and archive. You can read more about our move here.

You can support Matt's Gallery by:

Your contribution helps us to:

  • Secure our long term sustainability as we move to new premises.
  • Continue our programme of adventurous exhibitions, commissioning new work and producing high quality publications.
  • Work with and promote emerging and established artists, giving them support when they most need it.
  • Develop our archive and enhance our role in education.
  • Provide bursaries for internships and residencies, enabling us to actively nurture the next generation of cultural leaders.

Matt's Gallery has gratefully received the support of the following Trusts and Foundations in recent years:

  • The Stanley Picker Trust
  • The Wellcome Trust
  • The Henry Moore Foundation
  • The Foyle Foundation
  • The Hope Scott Trust
  • The Stanley Thomas Johnson Foundation

As well as:

  • The University of Brighton
  • Newcastle University

Our current programme at 92 Webster Road is supported by Ron Henocq Fine Art. We are revenue funded through Arts Council England.

Milly Peck, LOUD KNOCK, 2017. Peck was recipient of the 2016/17 David Troostwyk Studio award. The annual award gives a graduate student from the RCA a free studio for 1 year.

Marianna Simnett, Worst Gift, 2017. Matt's Gallery commissioned Simnett to create an installation that tested and furthered the boundaries of her practice. Worst Gift was supported by the Wellcome Trust.

Patrick Goddard, They Think of the World in Terms of 'Us and Them' , 2016, as part of The Blackrock Residency. This collaboration between Matt's Gallery and Lydney Park Estate, offers artists the opportunity to take up residence on a working country estate.

Grahan Fagen, The Mighty Scheme, 2016 at Dilston Grove, part of our on-going collaboration with CGP London.

Over the years Matt's Gallery has provided artists with the opportunity to develop significant bodies of work, resulting in the creation of some of the most memorable works of contemporary art in recent years:

Mike Nelson, Coral Reef, 2000

Richard Wilson, 20:50, 1987

Susan Hiller, Channels, 2013