Matt's Gallery

Matt's Gallery was set up in 1979 by Robin Klassnik in his studio in Hackney .It was named after his dog, Matt E.Mulsion.
The intention of the gallery was and is to provide artists with the space and time to develop new ideas and ways of working, while making a new work for the space in which it is to be exhibited. Alongside this is an element of collaboration between the artist and Robin Klassnik.
The philosophy which informs the making and the presentation of the work at the gallery and its publishing programme is unique and has been seminal to the development of attitudes towards these processes in the visual arts over the last eighteen years.
Artists invited into the space are not necessarily well known. It is characteristic for both little known and younger artists to be invited to exhibit.
The gallery is none-profit making. In 1988 Robin Klassnik was joined by an administrator, and in 1992 with an increase in its annual revenue the gallery moved to Bow.
The gallery pays all costs related to the making of the work, including: materials, catalogues, advertising material, and a fee to the artist.

at Matts Gallery 1979 to 1991

Exhibitions at Matts Gallery 1991to 1997

Interview with Robin Klassnik

Other Educated Persons
Artists in the East End of London 1972 to present day

Matt's gallery
42-44 Copperfield Road,
London E3
Exhibitions September 1979 to Present

Background Tile:
Juan Cruz
Matts Gallery Jan-March 1998