Curious Duke Gallery, the home of emerging art organisation Premiere Art, has a recently opened at 207 Whitecross Street.
Founded by 24 year old Eleni Duke she states:
‘I want to provide a platform of opportunity for artists to exhibit and sell artwork in a London gallery at minimal cost and to help them to establish a career with their talent.’
A graduate from Kent University with a degree in History and Philosophy of Art Eleni has always wanted a career in the arts however with the economic climate not looking likely to supply funding to the arts to aid the recovery of job losses in the creative sector Eleni has taken the climate into her own hands.
Premiere Art and Curious Duke Gallery are situated in Whitecross Street, which has been proclaimed the hippest street in London by the Guardian newspaper, Eleni states:
‘we are really happy to now be a part of a thriving economic and artistic zone of London.’
Curious Duke Gallery & Premiere Art curate fortnightly themed exhibitions that showcase the most exciting and innovative of new talent and undiscovered artists.
Eleni has been curating for 3 years working for community art centres and more commercial art organisations.