Artist-led galleries on London’s South Bank
GENERAL INFORMATION FOR PROSPECTIVE ARTISTS WHO WISH TO JOIN THE WAITING LIST
Skylark Galleries is run collectively by the artists who show their work there. This page provides information for artists thinking of applying to join. Prospective artists are invited to apply to join the waiting list, where, if successful, they will wait until a suitable place becomes available.
There are two galleries, one physical and one online;
The Physical Gallery is in Gabriel's Wharf; a bustling community of shops, studios and restaurants. 21 artists show their work there. 14 on the wall and 7 off the wall at any time. The display is rotated every three weeks to keep it fair and fresh.
The Online Gallery is promoted through the website. Every online artist has their own shop page and are also promoted through our Facebook and Instagram shops.
Gabriel’s Wharf, is a fantastic location on London's South Bank between the London Eye and Tate Modern. Nearest stations are Waterloo, Southwark and Blackfriars. On show are an exciting mix of original paintings, artist pulled prints, collages plus some small sculptures & ceramics, all reasonably priced.
Visitors find a relaxed and friendly atmosphere where they can browse without pressure and meet the artists themselves. Our visitors are often tempted to buy original art for the first time and many come back for more. All customers are invited to join our mailing list and are kept in touch through our regular newsletters.
Each exhibiting artist works a regular shift day every three weeks, undertakes extra tasks as necessary, and attends the Artists' Meetings (about 6 times a year).
Every 3 weeks the gallery is re-hung to keep it looking fresh, every artist’s work is moved to a different space at each re-hang, and artists are encouraged to show new work at this point.
Skylark Galleries take part in various external exhibitions each year, such as the Affordable Art Fairs, London and other smaller exhibitions and artists are welcome to apply.
COSTS: Gallery artists pay a returnable deposit of £100 on joining, plus a monthly display fee which is currently £63. Online artists pay £20 per month which includes SEO marketing.
There is currently no gallery commission taken on sales of art work (only to cover credit card transaction fees).
Last updated: Autumn 2020
We welcome applications from artists working in all mediums and particularly those with skills in the following areas; - using social media for promotion of the galleries, - organising occasional lively well attended events - helping with website maintenance - Shopify - helping with organising and managing the gallery.
HOW TO APPLY TO JOIN THE COLLECTIVE
Please send the following by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
• A completed Application Form
• Your Artists’s Statement and CV
• A link to images of your recent work online,
• We will acknowledge receipt of your application within 2-3 weeks
• Your application will be considered by a team of gallery artists (this can take a month or two)
• If successful at the first stage you will be invited to an interview with a panel of gallery artists
• If successful at interview, you will join our waiting list until a space becomes vacant
• If unsuccessful, the gallery response is final, no further explanation will be provided
• Thank you for your interest in joining Skylark Galleries. Good Luck!!
Click here to download the application form.
Skylark Galleries Ltd is a Company registered in England. Company No. 6543742 Registered address: 32 Seymour Road East Molesey Surrey KT8 0TB