The Art Academy Newington
In September 2017 Southwark Council granted the Art Academy use of the former Newington Library, Walworth Road. The site allows us to expand our short course offering, give more studio space to our long course students and manage a new public gallery space, available for exhibitions and cumminuty activities. Southwark Council has supported The Art Academy to take on this additional premises for two years.
The Art Academy Newington Press Release
Resident artist spaces available at Newington
We also have Resident Artist studios to rent at our Newington site. Studios vary in size from 60 square foot to 800 square foot and are available at competitive rates. The studios are accessible from 7am to 11pm and contracts are rolling monthly with one month notice required. For more information on the Resident Artist spaces we have available please email Ronan Sweeney, Operations Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on +44(0)20 7407 6959.
Gallery Use and Hire
The Newington building is used to provide extra studios for students and offers a public programme of short courses. We offer the double-height ground floor library space as a venue for other charitable organisations and art groups to host diverse activities including public programmes, workshops, talks and exhibitions.
Our first free public exhibition programme opened in September 2017 with ‘Andy Holden & Peter Holden: Natural Selection’, commissioned and produced by Artangel, one of the UK’s pioneering facilitators of daring and innovative public art. We are now inviting other artists and local community groups to exhibit with us.
For more information on how to rent or programme events please email Zuzana Knightova, Public Programmes Manager, zuzana@ artacademy.org.uk or call us on +44(0)20 7701 2880.
Download Newington Gallery Hire Booklet
Classes at Newington
Art classes at our Newington site are online to book. Highlights include:
The Former Newington Library
155 Walworth Road