Damien Hirst to open free gallery near Nine Elms

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Newport Street Gallery to open in October, after three years in the making.

Newport Street Gallery has been in development for over three years as a result of Damien Hirst’s long-term ambition to build a museum and share his collection with the public. Residents at Barratt London’s Nine Elms Point development will be amongst the locals to enjoy the highly-anticipated gallery opening next month.

The exhibitions presented at Newport Street Gallery will vary between single artist and curated group shows, and will be open to the public free of charge. The opening exhibition will be ‘Power Stations’, a collection of paintings by one of Britain’s best-known abstract painters, John Hoyland.

Locals and Nine Elms Point residents will be able to enjoy Hirst’s collection of his favourite artists in this custom-built gallery from 8 October 2015, less than 15 minutes from the development by bus. His vast and eclectic collection has been built over the past 30 years and includes artists such as Banksy, Pablo Picasso, and Don Yeomans, as well as interesting artefacts, models and taxidermy.

Barratt London’s Nine Elms Point development is in the heart of the Nine Elms regeneration area, made up of 645 one-bedroom suites, one, two, three and four-bedroom apartments and penthouses. Residents will benefit from the remarkable transformation that is occurring across this stretch of the Thames, including new parks, shopping areas and the planned Nine Elms underground.

Follow the link to read more about Newport Street Gallery Opening October 2015 on newportstreetgallery.com