Elements Gallery London

by elementsgallerylondon in London Borough of Hackney

We did it
On 27th March 2016 we successfully raised £2,041 with 46 supporters in 21 days

Be part of the unique story of creating Elements Gallery London, the city's first dedicated space to outdoor art

by elementsgallerylondon in London Borough of Hackney

New stretch target

A huge heartfelt thanks to everyone of you  for supporting, sharing and pledging to Elements Gallery London, making it a reality, you are amazing. Without your core seed funding this unique space couldn't begin to happen.

Our Stretch target of £3,500 will enable Elements Gallery London to move into the next exhibition phase helping secure it's future contribution to the community, deliver some vital outreach work, enhancing the cultural landscape of the city, so please keep sharing, and pledge what you can.

Further kind pledges will help the following

1) Contribute to the the next exhibition phase including

2) Artists materials

3) Transportation

4) Publicity materials- web design

5) Deliver additional & tailor made workshops including

6) Schools, colleges,

7) Families 

7)  older people in the community

8) Engagement for marginalised & isolated + community groups


The creation of London's first dedicated space for outdoor art.


                                                                           (See poster below)

Be part of a unique project, breathing new life into a neglected courtyard space in Hackney, East London, to create Elements Gallery London, the city's first dedicated exhibition space for outdoor art, inspired by the seasons. A free-entry, non-profit venue based at the Lubomirov-Angus-Hughes registered charity, Elements Gallery London will serve the local community and schools as well as the wider public. You can discover more on our Facebook page -

go to https://www.facebook.com/elementsgallery1london/



 About the Elements Gallery London project

Through the visual arts we can inspire and explore important issues including the environment, science, urbanism, architecture, technology and education, while reflecting the times we live in. At the gallery, artists will be able to exhibit for a whole three-month season - Spring, Summer, Autumn or Winter - which will allow their work to develop over time, and provide the opportunity to deliver workshops, talks, debates, seminars and screenings .


Our First Exhibition

Collaborating with Mother Nature, our first artist, Phillip Hall Patch will use salt bricks to build a dissolving sculpture that reveals the perpetual influence of natural forces on our man-made environment. 'Salt Field No3' will react to the elements, constantly evolving and crystallising into new forms, so that every viewing of the work will be unique.


Why are we crowd funding?

Our appeal is for initial funding of £1,700, the minimum sum needed to make the space safe for visitors and mount its first exhibition. You can help make this exciting project a reality and earn a variety of exclusive rewards by pledging a donation - from sponsoring a salt brick and becoming one of our salt people club members, to fine dining experiences, limited-edition prints and mini sculptures, specially brewed craft beers in limited-edition collectors' bottles, workshops and much more. Our stretch target is £3500, which would get Elements Gallery London up and running more quickly, help us move into the next exhibition phase and allow important outreach work in the community.

All the time and labour required to make the project happen is being given for free.


This is an ALL OR NOTHING crowd-funder, so if we don't reach our minimum target within the allocated time we will get nothing at all. Please contribute whatever you can and help us spread the word by sharing with your networks. Thank you!


About the Organiser 

Rebecca Feiner

Rebecca is an event organiser, curator and multimedia artist with a successful track record of making art accessible to the public in unusual spaces beyond the traditional gallery setting. These have included a church belfry, an industrial lift-shaft, bank vaults, a water pumping station, car parks, cemeteries, woodlands and warehouses. In 2015, as part of the London Festival of Architecture, Rebecca animated a neglected 1.5-acre site next to the Olympic stadium for DEN-CITY1, a utopian art city built from the detritus of the surrounding area and featuring more than 50 participating artists in a three-day festival, free to the public

see http://www.londonlive.co.uk/news/2015-06-29/den-city-features-work-from-more-than-50-artists


Rebecca's work has also featured in international exhibitions from Denmark to the USA, including the Venice Biennale, the Cannes Film Festival and London's Victoria & Albert Museum, where in collaboration with Public Works & R-Urban she created DIY Estates, a fake estate agency with a property-porn hotline as a wry comment on the ongoing gentrification of east London. Her experience also includes lecturing in experimental film making for Manchester Metropolitan University, journalism, frontline work for community organisations and homeless charities including CRISIS, St Mungo's and Single Homeless Project, and broadcasting

see https://www.mixcloud.com/Resonance/the-news-agents-13th-february-2016/


About the Artist

Phillip Hall Patch

Phillip is the first artist selected to exhibit at Elements Gallery London. Phillip was a chosen artist for the HOUSE Brighton Festival 2014, along with Yinka Shonibare MBE, and has also exhibited at APT Gallery, London, and Orange County Centre for Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. He is Principal Lecturer in Architecture at Brighton University, Senior Consultant Project Leader for Thomas Heatherwick Studio and is also undertaking MA studies in the aesthetic representation of sculpture.  



When is the launch of the exhibition?

 Friday April 8th at courtyard space Lubomirov-Angus-Hughes 6-9pm


How do I claim rewards that are to be sent to me by post ?

Please send your address with your email if you have pledged for a reward such as a limited edition print. This will be delivered by first class post. 


How do I collect other rewards?

 Other rewards including workshop experiences and other special events will take place inside Lubomirov-Angus-Hughes space. Dates and times will be emailed to you, so include your email address. Other rewards such as the mini sculptures and artisan beers can be collected from the gallery by arrangement.


Is Elements Gallery London a registered charity? 

The gallery is a 'non profit space' based at registered charity Lubomirov-Angus-Hughes. Both spaces are based in Hackney east London. 


Will any of the money raised go in wages?

None of the money raised will go on wages. All time & labour is being given for free by the organiser to make Elements Gallery London a reality. Crowdfunder UK do deduct 5% fee for using this platform and Pay Pal also charge a usage fee on every pledge. 


How long does the exhibition run?

 April 9th to June 26th, opening times Friday to Sunday 12-6pm


 What does 'All or nothing' mean ?

 If we don't reach our minimum target within the allocated time we will get nothing at all. So please contribute whatever you can and help us spread the word by sharing with your networks. 




This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£5 or more

£5 Reward

A thank you shout-out on social media for believing in Elements Gallery London!

£10 or more

21 of 350 claimed

£10 Reward

A special artist signed thank you postcard featuring dissolving salt sculpture photo

£20 or more

12 of 150 claimed

£20 Reward

Make it happen, sponsor a salt brick for the building of the sculpture- become one of the salt people & member of the salt club.

£20 or more

0 of 100 claimed

£20 Reward

Art Bath Salts, a special Elements Gallery London recipe - healing salts for a relaxing art bath soak.

£35 or more

4 of 200 claimed

£35 Reward

Exclusive to Elements Gallery London - artisan beer locally produced by the independent Left Bank Brewery, with artist-designed labels. Presented in boxed, collectors' edition sets of three bottles. 200 available.

£50 or more

1 of 12 claimed

£50 Reward

Kids & Family Workshop - a hands-on experience, learning salty history facts with an opportunity to create your own mini salt sculpture. Suitable for ages 5-11. Each child must be accompanied by an adult. 12 places available.

£50 or more

2 of 50 claimed

£50 Reward

Special reward - a limited-edition, signed and numbered A4 artist's print, delivered (unframed) to your home address. A thank you for believing in Elements Gallery London. 50 available.

£60 or more

0 of 16 claimed

£60 Reward

Salt Memory Workshop for adults. Participants are invited to explore the transformative properties of salt - bring a pocket-sized object of sentimental value to the gallery and create a new memory and artwork with it. 16 places available.

£75 or more

0 of 35 claimed

£75 Reward

Special East End brunch and talk with the artist and curator. Serving smoked salmon bagels (plus a vegetarian option) with fizz supplied by award-winning independent family-run Italian wine producer Castello di Neive, whose philosophy is to respect a centuries-old heritage of winemaking. 30 places available.

£100 or more

2 of 2 claimed

£100 Reward

A special fine-dining experience for two in the home of Italian chef and food blogger Carolina, bringing the flavours of Northern Italian cuisine to London. Feast on unexpected specialities including the famous gelato al formaggio. Yes, cheese ice cream! It's all part of her Dining at the Foot of the Hills experience (vegetarian options available upon request)

£150 or more

4 of 4 claimed

£150 Reward

Artist's photographic image of dissolving salt sculpture mounted on acrylic with certificate of authenticity signed by the artist (size 700mm x 500mm). Four available.

£250 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£250 Reward

Artist's photographic image of dissolving salt mounted on acrylic panel (provenance) previously exhibited at Brighton Festival as part of HOUSE 2014 (A0 size, ready to hang). One available.

£350 or more

1 of 5 claimed

£350 Reward

Artist's mini salt sculptures complete with display plinth and certificate of authenticity signed by the artist (size approx 270mm x 90mm x 85mm, average weight 4kg). Five available.

£500 or more

0 of 12 claimed

£500 Reward

Become a special Art Angel as a project supporter of the Elements Gallery London launch exhibition and be credited as such in your own name or in honour of someone special. Credited on the supporters Wall of Thanks, all exhibition publicity materials plus an invitation to special exhibition closing reception.

£1,000 or more

0 of 5 claimed

£1,000 Reward

Become a founding Art Patron to Elements Gallery London, the city's first space dedicated to outdoor art. Founding Patrons will have the opportunity to build their own art collection, receiving an artwork twice a year, on their birthday and at Christmas, from one of the gallery's featured artists. Founding Patrons will be invited to all private views, workshops, talks, debates, screenings, studio visits and other special events hosted by Elements Gallery London. They will also be credited on all printed publicity material and featured on our Wall of Thanks at the gallery plus an invitation to special exhibition closing reception.

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