After 37 years, Michael Hoppen Gallery is relocating from Jubilee Place on June 10th.
Michael Hoppen sent this text :
When I moved into Jubilee Place in 1983 I used this picture by Zoltan Glass from 1931 to announce our arrival. It was a picture given to me by Jan Whitecross, the previous occupier, who had run photographic studios from the site for over 25 years. Jan had been given the picture in the 1950’s by the artist himself, who had his studio here after the war, so a photographic legacy has dominated 3 Jubilee Place since 1946.
Next month, after 37 years, we move out of Jubilee Place and I am still in love with the same picture – so here it is again! It’s comforting to know that whilst many things change others remain consistent.
We have been on an incredible journey during our time as residents of Jubilee Place, working with many staggeringly talented artists as well as many wonderful staff members, all of whom have contributed to the gallery’s success over the years and who I will always be indebted to.
Despite the move and the changes, we continue to be passionate about the photograph and all that concerns this extraordinary art form. At the same time the art world continues to change and our clients needs evolve; our long history has taught us that it is time to respond to these shifting trends in how we look at, experience and engage with art and photography. We have for some time been sharing more online, the pandemic has sped this process up and we hope we have found new and inventive ways to make sure that what we have found exciting is visible to many more people than a physical space could ever achieve.
The transfer to new pastures has been on the cards for some time – and the huge move under Covid has not been without its challenges. So when it happens we would like to have celebrated properly; but sadly due to the current circumstances we are unable to invite you to join us for the big party we wanted to throw to commemorate and celebrate our many happy years here.
But it is without hesitation, that I look forward to inviting you to visit our new space which will be more intimate in scale and a place where you can view and handle work, engage with our team of experts, meet our artists and browse our archive and library. Although we will not occupy quite as much space as we have in the past, our appetite for big projects and interesting photographs is by no way diminished. Watch this space, and your inbox, for an invitation to our new opening events.
Until we reopen, we will be available online and on the phone and also at our new temporary archive space in Notting Hill, where we will continue to offer you great photography that we love and want you to be part of.
We look forward to seeing you.
My very best wishes,
Our phone numbers and emails will remain the same but as of the 10th June you will find us at:
TPL10, Pall Mall Deposit
124-128 Barlby Road
London W10 6BL