THE GALLERYSTUDIO WEST is an art gallery in Notting Hill founded in 2021 by curator Caroline Boseley.
We platform the talent of the future. Our annual exhibition and events programme features the work of the UK's most exciting emerging and newly established artists. For collectors, we offer the opportunity to learn more about London's vibrant emerging art scene and purchase artwork made by incredibly promising UK-based talents.
Since inception, our values have remained the same. The gallery seeks to enrich the local area, taking account of the culturally rich and diverse community within which it operates. We aim to engage fully and authentically with local people, while creating a comfortable and welcoming space for all visitors, and encouraging investment in contemporary art. We pride ourselves on offering a varied and innovative programme of talks, workshops, events, performances and screenings, alongside the gallery exhibition programme.Our full-time team is made up of STUDIO WEST's Founder and Director, Caroline Boseley and Curator and Head of Sales, Bella Bonner-Evans.
The Location216 KENSINGTON PARK ROADBefore becoming STUDIO WEST in November 2021, 216 Kensington Park Road lived many lives. The building was likely constructed in the late 1860s, starting life as a pub called 'The Grasshopper'. It remained a popular community watering hole for many years, until its closure around the end of the First World War. After the war, the location re-opened as the home of the 'North Kensington Labour Party Working Men’s Club'. In the mid-1960s, the building was leased and operated as a photographic production studio. Its connection to artistic production continued when it became the home to 'Lyndon’s Art Shop' in 1984, which provided art and craft supplies to the artists and residents of the borough. Caroline Boseley discovered the space after the art shop had closed down and taken its operations online. Caroline opened STUDIO WEST in November 2021, revitalizing the space while continuing its artistic legacy.Please note, as the building is in a conservation area, the facade cannot be altered. Therefore there is a small step at the entrance.