Palmer Gallery a new art gallery is launching this March into London’s vibrant art scene. Founded by Lucas Giles and Will Hainsworth Palmer Gallery aims to be ‘a space dedicated to identifying and developing the strongest emerging artistic talent of today’.
The gallery is situated in London’s Lisson Grove just around the corner from Lisson Gallery in a 1000 ft2 former factory built in the 1920s by the Palmer Tyre Company, which produced parts for the Spitfire, Hurricane and Lancaster Bombers during The Second World War.
The gallery programme will focus on cross-disciplinary artists working across painting, sculpture, video, performance, light and sound installation, creating an immersive exhibition space. This multi-sensory approach embraces a holistic view of contemporary art while championing an institutional dedication to framing and contextualising complex artistic practices. Palmer Gallery’s core mission is to allow artists to express themselves and thrive in an open, supportive and experimental environment; fostering a culture of creative freedom and connection among the gallery’s artists and the wider community.
FIELD OF DIFFERENCE will be Palmer Gallery’s inaugural exhibition a group presentation of emerging cross-disciplinary artists opening on 7th March 2024. A range of mediums and artistic expressions are presented, spanning painting, sculpture, drawing, video, sound and light installation. The show aims to encapsulate the broader gallery concept, setting the stage for the artistic programme to follow which is dedicated to the promotion and support of cross-disciplinary artistic practices and the creation of immersive, multi-sensory exhibitions. FIELD OF DIFFERENCE will draw together a group of eleven artists, reflecting the diversity of mediums and artistic creativity that will come to define the space.
FIELD OF DIFFERENCE will feature: Adam Boyd, Albano Hernandez, Bea Bonafini, Divine Southgate-Smith, Francisca Sosa López, Gusty Ferro, Jennifer Carvalho, Karolina Dworska, Norberto Spina, Ramah Al-Husseini and Rowley Haynes.
Find out more: @palmer.gallery
Before completing his PhD in Art History at Cambridge University, Lucas Giles studied for a BA in Art History at Warwick University, and an MA at Duke University, North Carolina. His doctoral thesis focused on digital reconstructions of lost monuments in Medieval Italy, utilising ground-penetrating-radar, LiDAR scanning and 3D modelling techniques to showcase paintings in their original context. Lucas has also worked for the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, the Government Art Collection as well as the British Library. He also served as Director and Editor at Contra Journal, an arts magazine focussed on the intersection between conflict and visual culture.
Will Hainsworth is a London-based art advisor with ten years of experience in the contemporary art world. After beginning his career at Victoria Miro and the Peggy Guggenheim collection in Venice, Will worked at contemporary galleries and art advisories in both London and New York – including Sargant’s Daughters, Unit London and Kim Heirston. As a collector, Will bought works by Flora Yukhnovic, Jadé Fadojutimi, Sarah Cunningham and Sahara Longe early in their careers, and has been collecting and advising within the emerging artist market ever since. He has a BA in English Literature & Philosophy from the University of Sussex and an MA in Russian Literature from UCL.