WW is an artist-run central London contemporary art gallery & project space across two sites, Hatton Garden EC1 and Hackney Downs E5.
Established in 2008 in a converted Victorian terraced house in Hackney, East London, the outdoor space at number 30 Queensdown Road continues to host Patio Projects - a rolling public art programme on view 24/7.
In April 2012, WW launched a new 1200 sqft premises in a former jeweller's workshop at 34/35 Hatton Garden, Clerkenwell.
WW has a programme of solo and group exhibitions, residencies, awards, workshops, surgery, talks, art fairs and more. Please join our mailing list to be kept informed of events and opportunities.
WW's directors Debra Wilson and Chiara Williams are both practising and exhibiting artists, (graduates of The Ruskin, CSM, LCC, UEL, LMU) and have curated a number of successful shows and events, on and off-site, including collateral UK exhibitions at the 53rd & 54th Venice Biennales.
This website holds a full archive of all WW's exhibitions with images and texts, reviews and press and a list of all exhibited artists. For any further information, please contact WW.
In June 2010 WW launched Surgery, bookable one-to-one sessions for anyone needing tailored professional development advice or consultation.
Their website www.wilsonwilliamsgallery.com also holds a full archive of all WW's exhibitions with images and texts, reviews and press and a list of all exhibited artists. For any further information, please contact Debra or Chiara at firstname.lastname@example.org.
"The gallery sits within an elegant, Victorian terraced house, overlooking the green fields of Hackney Downs. Its quiet domestic setting is deceptive however, for since its opening in September 2008 it has been running a series of fearless and ambitious shows, featuring an eclectic array of work that runs from the beautiful and ornate to the grotesque and unsettling. Breaking away from the tendency of their East End counterparts to show work with a dry and introspective concern with theory, concept and the politics of the art industry, WW looks outward by staging shows centered around wider social and cultural themes. The result is often dark, frequently humorous and at once democratic and challenging. WW’s curators make full and imaginative use of the unique architecture of the space, which is flooded with natural daylight from both the front and back. More than just a sterile display case, the gallery is a hub of creative energy, where both works and visitors spill out on to the street and into the back garden at openings, and which has so far borne witness to everything from music and performance to pagan feasting."
Sophie Dodds, 2009