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The Nunnery

The Nunnery is a contemporary art gallery in East London and part of the Bow Arts Trust. The gallery programme is project driven, initiating and developing projects that reflect and address issues in contemporary art. In doing so, the gallery works with a range of artists, curators, writers and arts organisations. Visitors can expect to see current contemporary work across all disciplines of the visual arts.


United Kingdom
The Nunnery, 183 Bow Road
E3 2SJ
Phone: 020 8709 5292
Website: www.nunnerygallery.org

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Current Exhibitions

I Still Love – Franko B
6th May - 5th June
PV: Thursday 5th May, 6.30-9.30pm

I Still Love is Italian artist Franko B’s first solo exhibition in London for seven years and features a series of embroidered canvases, never before shown in the UK. A bold, eclectic artist, who for many years has been a leading figure on the international performance art scene, Franko B has selected a new approach and working method for this series of work. The canvases, which depict animals, flowers, portraits and the male body, as well as images of torture and war, return to the central themes of Franko B’s work – death, eroticism, intimacy, pain and compassion. These recurrent motifs find a delicate new means of expression through the exclusive use of red cotton on unprimed canvas.

Sunday 8th May (2pm): Artist’s Talk - Franko B will discuss the theories and concerns which inform his work and the diverse range of approaches he takes to producing art.

Thursday 19th May (11am): Student Talk
Thursday 26th May (10am-4pm): School sessions
Thursday 2nd June (6.30-9pm): First Thursday Event – artist talk

Forthcoming Exhibitions

Connection Point London
17 June - 17 July

Exhibition runs: 18th June - 17 July
PV and Bow Road Open Studios: Friday 17th June, 6.30-9pm

Bow Arts annual exhibition, this year curated by Edward Lucie Smith and Max Presniell. The show features work from 15 Bow Arts artists whose work include painting, sculpture, photography and video.

Part two of this exhibition will run at the Bermondsey Project Space, 46 Willow Walk, SE1 5SF from 25 June to 17 July.

Exhibiting artists:
Sooim Jeong, Katie Parrott, Olivia Bax, Ashley Rich, David Buckley, Samuel Herbert, Ben Walker, Julie Fagan, Evan Thomas, Maslen & Mehra, Robert Luzar, Dave Farnham, Kris Emmerson, Fintan Friel, Kazuya Tsuji.
Samuel Wood, Terry Dynes, Russell Hill, Cristina Pedreira, Fiona Gall, Doug Burton, Justin Pearce, Katie Elder, Matthew Stock, Ollie Harrop, Annie Zamero, Alison Raimes, Barbara Kukovec, Mindy Lee, Riz Maslen, Giles Corby.

2pm, Saturday 19 June: 'On Connection Point London'- Edward Lucie Smith, co-curator of this year’s annual Bow Arts show, talks about the choices made in selecting this year’s show and the relevance of ... [ Read all ]

Previous Exhibitions

The Marmite Prize for Painting
8th April - 1st May
Private View and prize giving: Thursday 7th April, 6.30-9pm

The Marmite Prize for Painting is a biennial open submission prize and touring exhibition, showcasing the best in contemporary painting from the UK and abroad. This exhibition of a diverse selection of paintings by 48 artists provides an opportunity to view new work by established painters alongside emerging artists. The final stage of the exhibition and the announcement of this year’s winner will take place at The Nunnery.

The participants were selected from more than 600 entries following an international call for submissions. From the paintings on display in the exhibition, one winner will be chosen by the distinguished panel of judges. The prize giving will take place during the private view at 8pm on Thursday 7th April at The Nunnery.

Saturday 16th April (3-4.30pm): Curators’ Talk. Marmite Prize curators, Marcus Cope and Stephanie Moran, will discuss the exhibition.


Coming Out of the Woodwork
Thursday 2nd – Sunday 19th September

Richard Cramp, Mark Selby and Joe Watling unveil a new ins... [ Read all ]

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Location And Getting There

The Nunnery, 183 Bow Road, London E3 2SJ

Nearest public transport: Bow Road (District and H'smith and City lines) and Bow Church DLR; buses 8, 25, 108, S2 and D8.

The Nunnery is open 12 – 6pm, Friday – Sunday. All events and exhibitions are free to attend.


Marcel Baettig, CEO, Bow Arts Trust, 05601 255668
Nadine Ishani, Marketing Officer, 05601 255669
Alex Anthony, Gallery Assistant, 020 8709 5292

Opening Times

Friday-Sunday 1-5pm during exhibitions.
The Nunnery also participates in Time Out First Thursdays and is open open on Thursday evening on the first Thursday of every month (see website for exact details).