Opened in July 2015, Unit G Gallery’s mission is to represent and showcase East London’s fine art scene – whether the artists live, work or have a residency in Dalston, Stoke Newington, Clapton, Bow, Limehouse, Haggerston, Homerton, Hackney Wick, Stratford, Leyton or Leytonstone. Actually, this could be anywhere within the four ‘Olympic Boroughs’ of Hackney, Tower Hamlets, Newham and Walthamstow, and cover any form of fine art, by which we mean authentic work intended as ‘art for art’s sake’ with no other function. By showcasing their best work, locally and globally, we do our bit to help and sustain the multitude of emerging and established artists working in this part of the city. Within these parameters, we curate a diverse range of art genres across a mid-range price level. Each year we have run the Hackney WickED Art Prize, working with Hackney WickED Open Studios.
The gallery team travels East London’s artists’ open studios and special events, looking to put up exhibitions most months.
The Gallery makes its curatorial judgments meaningful by bringing forward fresh emerging artists, as well as those who are at least already established locally.
The gallery shows artworks from its online and physical space(s). Purchased or leased works are certified by the artist and usually collected directly from them.
“Every age, every nationality, every mood gets connected when it comes to creativity, and we give that energy a new space to spread!”
– Lisa-Marie Scheller, 2015