The Muse gallery was established in 2003, in order to support emerging artists by combining creative and commercial elements under one roof. We inherited the building from the creators of 'Green & Blacks' to convert the town house into a mayhem of cultural, creative and commercial activities.
We offer exhibition space for contemporary artists, whether established or emerging, accepted purely by merit of work. Throughout the year community arts projects, musicians, film makers and live performers are invited to submit proposals for workshops and events at No. 269, Portobello Road and collaborate with our modest team of artists to present to London. We also have a limited number of opportunities for gallery hire within our calendar.
After refurbishment, our residency program continues to offer a free platform for - arts practice, networking, exhibiting, with a shop for AIR to sell all and sundry in order to subsidize arts practice on the premises.
(AIR - Artists In Residence)
Each year four MA and BA graduates are chosen by a panel of professionals and awarded studio space for the eight month residency. During the residency they will have the opportunity to work with contemporaries and more established artists showing in the gallery.
With collaborative experiences available, The Muse generates potential for professional development and establishing connections necessary to continue as a committed artist.
With nine years experience we have been able to refine the business model. We are proud to be able to offer unparalleled opportunities to our resident artists and exhibit work through a program of visiting shows and events.
AIR commissions are limited to 10% sales and our status as a limited company remains in tact, we are proud to continue with a cooperative management structure, and 'aim-for-profit' ethos with posterity in mind.
We will look forward to seeing you down the 'Bella' for respite and refinement in our magical gallery, until then...
The Muse at 269 - 'Artists for Artists, by Artists, on Artists, with Artists...Artists?'