Lawrence Alkin Gallery: HERE NOW Summer Exhibition

Art Today caught up with the team at Lawrence Alkin Gallery to chat about their upcoming Summer exhibitors…


Acrylic on canvas by Abi Whitlock. Part of her hyperrealistic ‘Breathe’ exhibition.

The Lawrence Alkin Gallery Summer ’18 Exhibition will begin soon.  Here are the details:-


This year’s Summer Exhibition will be entitled ‘HERE NOW’, and is set to showcase a number of brand new artworks and classic editions by a superb collection of fine artists and urban/contemporary artists.  Exhibitors will include:-

Nick Smith

Lucy Sparrow

Miss Bugs


Florian Eymann

Harland Miller


Eduardo Recife


Lino Lago

Caitlin McCormack

Jessica Albarn

Frans Smit

Bahar Caglayan

Henrietta Harris

Euan Roberts

Hetty Douglas

Simon Shepard

Danny Minnick

Remi Rough


Zoe Grace

Julian Opie

Damien Hirst


Albert Ruiz Villar

Silkscreen print by Banksy. (50cm x 70cm – limited edition of 600).

The HERE NOW Exhibition:-

HERE NOW will see a change in the usual gallery summer show.  The old ‘MIX’ has been replaced with an exhibition that more closely embodies the gallery and its direction.  The exhibition will show a select group of high-order artists which centre on what is happening right now.

The Summer Exhibition will feature brand new works by currently-represented artists, plus a carefully-selected and exciting range of the new.  There will also be classic artworks which are just too good to leave aside.

This year’s line-up is distinctly and deliberately international – in part to highlight that – as a British gallery located in the heart of London – Lawrence Alkin welcomes all artists from the world over – and equally sells their works all over the world. According to the gallery, it is their logical protest against the current Brexit movement.  They state:-

‘We have and will always continue to trade on the international stage’.

Our Thoughts:-

Art Today are particularly looking forward to seeing Florian Eymann‘s works at the gallery again.  We last reported on his ‘Psyche-Soma’ show there in May 2017 ( and were taken aback by his stunning mixed-media, oil/watercolour physical distortion pieces.

Zoe Grace is another of Art Today’s favourites.  Her neon signs are a breath of fresh air, and take the bare minimum of words to sum up the zeitgeist of contemporary times.  They are heart-felt renderings of emotion that touch the soul and illuminate one’s day.  (Zoe was our very first Work of the Week Winner in February this year:

Nick Smith‘s fascinating take on the price of art in modern culture – his exhibition at Lawrence Alkin gallery entitled ‘Priceless’ earlier this year – is a must-see show.  Our interview with him shed light on the special value certain artworks have and how that can accrue boundless auction sale prices:-

Meanwhile, hyperrealistic painter Abi Whitlock‘s superb works have been well-documented by Art Today of late.  She has been both a Work of the Week Winner and a featured artist.  (See and


The Private Viewing will take place on 2nd August from 6 – 8pm, with drinks served on the night courtesy of the Clarendon Cocktail Cellar at Artist Residence.  They will create delicious, bespoke drinks especially for the occasion.  The exhibition itself will run from 3rd August until 28th September, from 11am to 6pm (Mon-Fri).

If you would like to request a copy of the Sales Catalogue, or need further information, contact the gallery via email at [email protected] or direct on 020 7240 7909.



[Credits:  Feature image – 4-Colour Lithograph by Retna (; Lawrence Alkin Gallery, 42 New Compton Street, LONDON, WC2H 8DA]



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