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Published December 24th 2012
In Central London
Last week I was invited to visit The Strand Gallery and after a hectic week, I found time to be there on a wet Saturday afternoon.
The Gallery is just a 5 minute walk from Charing Cross Station and is in a perfect location for you to have your work on display. Formerly known as Proud Central, it dealt only with photography, however 2 years ago it was re-branded and now allows for display of work across any creative media discipline.
I had a little chat with one of the managing staff, Nicholas Pomeroy, who informed me that they had played host to some big names throughout the year, that included Martin Parr (Magnum Photographs), Horrace Panter (of The Specials), Faris Badwan (of The Horrors), Dave Brown (of The Mighty Boosh) and William Blanchard. The Gallery is now looking forward to host the Terry O'Neill Photography Award in 2013.
While I looked around at some of the work on display for the exhibition as it was being wrapped back safely, I was impressed by the amount of work they had on display in this small space. The Strand Gallery has space available on two floors, ground and under. The upper floor has a wall to display work on one side, and on the other there is a window that covers nearly half the space. I would say, it would be best to make use of the space here to welcome your guests and perhaps, hand them a glass of wine.
The gallery space is available for hire at very reasonable prices and they offer concessions to charities and student exhibitions. There is no commission charged if you want to sell some of your work on display. Also, there is a small bar-cafe just across the road.
In my opinion it is one of the best places to display your work in London, if you are a group of students or an individual. The location, the space, the rates and the friendly yet professional staff; they are all worth it!