London was not only treated to great weather last week but also, it was the very week that Damien Hirst opened his own gallery, Newport Street Gallery. On Thursday, Hirst opened his doors for the first time and Camron headed over to see how it scrubbed up. The gallery was designed by London architecture studio Caruso St John and the gallery is a row of converted and extended theatre warehouses. The space itself is phenomenally grand and beautifully lit, with the staircases being particularly impressive. The building has the capacity to hold six separate exhibitions and was built with the intention to show Hirst’s extensive personal collection of works, which total over 3000. Overall, the aesthetics of the gallery and the building itself is fantastic. The first incumbent of the space is abstract artist, John Hoyland, with an exhibition titled ‘Power Stations’. The exhibition is free and occupies all six gallery spaces. For those heading over to Lambeth, the space itself is worth the travel but perhaps for the exhibition, a strong appreciation of abstract art would be helpful. Overall, it's a brilliant setting for exhibitions and we can’t wait to see what Damien does next here.
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