Newport Street Gallery

Newport Street Gallery

By John Bright

Newport Street Gallery

London is not short on galleries, with most visitors ending up at the big boys, the  Tate Modern, Royal Academy, Nation Gallery etc. A relative newcomer, opening in October 2015, is the Newport Street Gallery. Its hidden away in the back streets of Vauxhall, but is worth the walk, even if only to view the building. 

Built by Damien Hirst to contain his personal Art Collection, the building is a former theatre carpentry and scenery production workshop. Designed by architects Caruso St John, the vast 'white space' gallery spans 37,000 square feet.

The current exhibition by German artist Martin Eder entitled 'Parasites' disturbs with its extreme realism and over sized images.