03 September 2020

The West End expands cultural offer with Koppel Project pop up

Arts charity, The Koppel Project, is opening a pop-up studio in London’s West End after signing a short term let with The Crown Estate.

The new pop up will be located in 193 Piccadilly, in the St James’s portfolio, and is set to open on 3 September. It will take a 1,800 sq ft of space offering a central studio, events space and workshop, as well as an opportunity to purchase art work in store, with the aim of supporting early and mid-career artists.

It comes as The Crown Estate continues to build the cultural offers in St James’s, offering new, unique experiences, and helping to re-start the West End in a safe and sustainable way.

Since launching in 2016, The Koppel Project has run a number of in-house exhibition programmes and provided funding and logistical support for the staging of exhibitions for early career artists and curators. The Koppel Project is also committed to exploring innovative education solutions, working with a number of partners from across the arts and cultural sectors to experiment and help re-invent traditional systems of learning.

Oliver Smith, Head of St James’s at The Crown Estate, said: “We are building on the fantastic cultural offer by welcoming The Koppel Project to St James’s, continuing to provide a unique experience for all our customers working, shopping and living in The West End. The Koppel Project will be a great addition to the portfolio, supporting young and budding artist’s creations and collaborations.”

Rebecca Marcus Monks, from The Koppel Project, said: “We are very excited to take on this space in the heart of Central London and make connections between our emerging contemporary artists and the traditional craftsmanship of St James’s. We’re so thankful to The Crown Estate for giving us this opportunity to grow our audience in such a cultured part of London.”

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