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London’s Wave of Gallery Closures Continues as Rokeby Gallery Shutters After 13 Years

London’s Rokeby Gallery has closed its doors after 13 years, the gallery announced today.

“After 13 years of exhibitions, art fairs and 440 litres of white paint, Rokeby Gallery operations have now closed,” Greenacre wrote in a post published on the gallery’s homepage and Instagram account today.

Rokeby was founded by Beth Greenacre—who previously curated David Bowie’s art collection—and her husband Ed in April 2005. Initially located on Store Street in Fitzrovia, it later moved to two locations in Clerkenwell and was an early success. During its lifespan, the gallery showed the work of 77 artists, including Liam Gillick, Doug Fishbone, and Graham Hudson. The gallery did not immediately respond to an inquiry from artnet News about the reasons for its closure.

“We will continue to engage with the collectors, curators, writers and collaborators and friends who have supported us over the years in our new roles within the art community,” Greenacre wrote in her goodbye post. “We look forward to updating you soon about our new endeavors as we move into 2018.” Read more

2018-10-29T09:51:48+00:00