on a saturday in march, i was taken to vyner street by a friend for a gallery tour. a 10-minute walk from bethnal green station would take you into this amazing area with so many galleries. many of these galleries are only open by appointment, you ring the door bell and somebody would release the lock. this may be due to the limited resources the galleries have for security. it is like visiting private clubs and the uncertainty of what's lying behind the door and the mysterious nature adds to the excitement. these galleries showcase a variety of works ranging from photography, paintings to sculptures, installations & video.
to view more photos of the galleries, goto the flickr set below is a list of galleries / interesting shops visited during the day. those marked with a * are my personal favourite - donlon books* . some good art books and has ACNE (the swedish denim brand) magazine on sale
neon & signmakers.com
vyner street gallery
nettie horn* . the photography show is great and there is a small area in the management office displaying mataerials from previous shows
degree art* . the building has got some great timber construction, the show viewed with icelandic artist is also very cool
wilkinson* . the gallery is fitted with floor-heating!! you could feel the warm coming out from the concrete to your feet, like being soaked in a virtual hotspring! :D
one in the other you could get a free art map from commentart.com or many of the galleries which has marked locations of almost all the galleries around the neighbourhood.