The Impact of Buildings: Exhibition with Hampstead School of Art

Our first studio exhibition of the year has gone up. Entitled The Impact of Buildings, the exhibition reveals a selection of works from members of Hampstead School of Art. The display marks the school’s first anniversary in its new home, designed by Allies and Morrison.

We issued an open call to students under the theme of addressing architecture’s impact on the cityscape and landscape. More than 60 works were submitted and a jury within the practice chose a selection of the works, displayed now in our Southwark Street gallery space.

All works cover a range of media and styles, illustrating a variety of different approaches to the impact of buildings. Some artists have approached the theme directly, featuring studies of London landmarks, such as in Patrick Blower’s diptych The Shard, or have used their art to investigate the changes in particular areas of the city currently undergoing development, as in Jane Daniell’s Cross Trail, or they have chosen to respond in a more conceptual manner, such as Charlotte Shinerock’s consideration of the view of the city from the sky, in Beneath the Stars.


The Impact of Buildings is open weekdays, 10am-5pm at Allies and Morrison, 85 Southwark Street, London SE1 0HX, until 19 February. Those interested in purchasing any of the works on display, should contact Hampstead School of Art on or 020 7794 1439.