In March 2016 Hales opened a permanent office and viewing gallery in New York's Lower East Side, followed by expansion into a new ga... more >> Founded by Paul Hedge and Paul Maslin over 20 years ago, Hales Gallery opened in 1992 as a contemporary art space in Deptford, South London. In 2004 Hales Gallery moved to its new space in the Tea Building, a dynamic and creative hub in London's East End on the border of Shoreditch and the business district.
In March 2016 Hales opened a permanent office and viewing gallery in New York's Lower East Side, followed by expansion into a new gallery space in the heart of New York’s art district of Chelsea. The expansion, headed by Hales Director Stuart Morrison, acts as a platform through which to further reinforce the connection between the London gallery's roster of artists and the international art community. \n \nFor over two decades the Gallery has been a focal point for artists, collectors and institutional figures alike and has formed an important environment for the development and distribution of artworks and ideas, all of which has consistently attracted worldwide attention. At the core of the gallery's principles is the nurturing of emerging talents alongside that of some of the 21st century's most significant creative figures. Hales Gallery's commitment to artists whose work has garnered particular historical significance can be shown in it working with figures such as Carolee Schneemann (the gallery held Schneemann's first, highly commended London solo exhibition in 2014), Michael Smith (with whom the gallery has worked for over 10 years) and Frank Bowling OBE RA (the gallery has encouraged an international revival and assessment of his work). Alongside these artists, Hales Gallery has consistently and attentively supported and developed its younger artists' careers displayed in the success found by Thomas J Price, Omar Ba, Hew Locke, Rachael Champion and Trenton Doyle Hancock