Apothecary Gallery CIC is an innovative gallery based in Hammersmith, West London

Young Artists

Arts Education Programme:(Established by Apothecary Gallery in 2007)
Running in conjunction with: TBAP Trust Schools, Ealing Hammersmith & West London College and William Morris Sixth Form
Aims and Objectives:
  • To promote an understanding of the art world, through discussion and the practical experience of exhibiting.
  • The creation of an exciting and dynamic exhibition.
  • Engendering a sense of enjoyment, enthusiasm and satisfaction achieved from creating an exhibition in a professional space.
  • Developing self-confidence and communication skills, verbal and written; achieved through the process of organising and presenting the event. Displaying their creative work gives the opportunity to communicate as an artist, while presenting an artist statement hones their written skills and hosting the private view and discussing their work with visitors develops both self-confidence and verbal skills.
  • Fostering transferable skills including organisational ability, time management, design, marketing, working with a group to achieve a specific aim, professional workplace behavior and communication.
  • Providing the opportunity to work in a professional gallery.
  • Engaging the local community with the creative talent of local students. All the schools and colleges which we work with are in residential neighborhoods and fostering good community relationships is an important aspect of this programme.
Progamme Format:
  • Stage 1. Workshop lead by the gallery director. Exploring the students’ understanding of the art world, galleries and exhibitions. This includes a discussion on curating and promoting exhibitions in general and their show in particular.
  • Stage 2. The students develop a body of work based on their coursework and select pieces which they would like to exhibit. This is guided by teaching and gallery staff.
  • Stage 3. Students work on promoting and marketing their show; designing flyers and engaging with social media.
  • Stage 4. Students come to the gallery to hang their exhibition. Here they work with our curator and explore the skills and techniques required to create a successful exhibition.
  • Stage 5. Students host a private view evening which is attended by their friends, families, teachers and members of the local community.
If you would like more information or feel you would like to support this unique programme either financially or through specific skills please do get in touch.
Previous Feedback from Staff and Students Involved in the Programme:Staff Feedback:
Staff Feedback: “The exhibition programme at Apothecary Gallery has become an integral part of our BTEC courses. providing the learners with a valuable professional experience of exhibiting their work in preparation of the end of year show in college”. Anna Marlen-Summers, Ealing, Hammersmith and West London College Student Feedback: "Apothecary Gallery gave me experience of how a professional exhibition would work". Nour Alnaem BTEC L3 Ext Diploma "Apothecary Gallery showed me how to be organised and how to professionally exhibit my work. It also showed me how I could improve my work and helped me to feel confident in discussing my work with strangers". Dharval Varu BTEC L3 Ext Diploma