Newport Street Gallery


Culture Trip says: Vauxhall is now home to Damien Hirst's recently refurbished private gallery, housing the artist, collector and entrepreneur's personal collection of contemporary art. There are no dots, diamonds or formaldehyde in sight – the enfant terrible of the Young British Artists movement will not display any of his own work. read more
Architecture says: This is a very bold and confident project wherein old and new are seamlessly joined and reinterpreted to create superb gallery spaces in a building with a very significant civic presence. This is an approach to conservation at once radical and sensitive, based on a deep appreciation of the qualities of the host building and the potential of the new programme. read more
The Guardian says: Wandering around the backstreets of Vauxhall, between the rumbling railway viaduct and council housing blocks, you might not realise Damien Hirst's £25m new gallery had landed…The 37,000 sq ft Newport Street Gallery, which opens on Thursday, free to all, is the work of Caruso St John, architects of the recent Tate Britain revamp. read more
Dezeen says: Caruso St John Architects has won the RIBA Stirling Prize 2016 with the "highly accomplished and expertly detailed" London gallery it designed for British artist Damien Hirst. Described by judges as a beautifully curated collection of buildings, Newport Street Gallery in south London is the 21st winner of the prestigious prize. read more




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