'Recovery Through Art' Book Launch
14 Jun 2016
London, United Kingdom
The SHARP Gallery is housed in a Victorian shop front dating from 1879 which faces on to Brixton Road in South London. Inside it comprises a modern, high ceilinged meeting room space. The gallery shows work by local artists as well as hosting events, private views and artists’ talks which are open to the general public. The Gallery is open at private view events and also on Friday afternoons. Appointments can be made to visit the gallery at other times. The Salome Gallery embraces the concept of inclusion and provides a supportive platform for new and experienced artists to show and sell their work and has links with other local groups such as Network Arts, MIND and Mosaic Club House as well as undertaking collaborations within the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM) and further afield.
Since 2011 the gallery has been curated by local artist and carer Mary Salome S-Russell and has exhibited the work of over one hundred new and established artists. The artists who exhibit in the space come from a diverse range of backgrounds and life experiences and many have ongoing mental health problems and use SHARP services.