The Art Academy Newington Now Open!
The Art Academy is pleased to announce the opening of its second site at the former Newington Library, Walworth Road. The site will allow The Art Academy to expand our short course offer, give more studio space to our long course students and manage a big new community activity space and exhibition gallery. Southwark Council has supported The Art Academy to take on this additional premises for two years.
We are excited to be bringing life back to the building and making it accessible once more to the local community. Using the double-height ground floor library as a community space and gallery in which we will run a public programme engaging the local community and get them passionate about the power of art. This will comprise of a programme of talks, workshops and exhibitions open to the public. The Academy is looking forward to working with other charitable organisations to provide a great venue for local people to enjoy diverse activities, and we are also happy to be able to provide more Resident Artist studios in the space, following a series of high profile studio closures in the local area.
The Art Academy Newington Press Release
The Former Newington Library
155 Walworth Road
Autumn Term at Newington
Art classes are now online to book at the new Newington Site, including:
Newington Programme of Events
The first exhibition we are hosting in the public gallery space, Andy Holden & Peter Holden: Natural Selection commissioned and produced by Artangel
Natural Selection Installation
Open 10 September 2017 – 05 November 2017
Exhibition opening times:
- Wednesday – Saturday* 11:00 – 19:00 (last admission 18:45)
- Sunday 11:00 – 17:00* including bank holidays
For more information visit Artangel
Gallery Use and Hire
For more information on how to rent or programme events in the gallery at the former Newington Library, please email Zuzana Knightova, Public Programmes Manager or call us on +44(0)207 407 6959
Help us Redevelop the Former Newington Library!
We need your help! The Art Academy, have been given the support of Southwark Council and the GLA to lease and re-energise Newington Library, vacant for 4 years due to a fire in the neighbouring Town Hall in 2013. We’re crowd-funding to help redevelop and activate the local community with accessible art and arts education. We’re a charity, so we appreciate all the help we can get to maximise the potential of the space and make it a thriving artistic hub for the community.
Visit our crowdfunding page