About Us

Showcasing a rotating collection of contemporary art, including figurative paintings alongside non-figurative works, 155A replaces the traditional ‘white box’ gallery model with an architectural-domestic setting inspired by dynamic spaces such as Kettle’s Yard and Pallant House. A trained ceramicist and graduate of Central St Martins, founder Karen Akhtar works with a variety of established and upcoming artists, several of them graduates from nearby Camberwell College of Arts, as well as craft-makers and members of the New English Art Club. These collaborations offer a chance to exhibit from a three-dimensional perspective with a focus on storytelling or sometimes more formal themes. The south-facing studio, once a Victorian bakery, mounted its first exhibition of works by author and printmaker Gareth Brookes in 2018 and since then has showcased a broad selection of pieces, including ceramics by Mimi Joung and collage by Jane Morter.

What services do you provide?

Artwork, Art Consultancy, Gallery Space

How would you describe your style?

"Works are given a new context, often co-habiting with furnishings such as a mirror, tables or chairs to offer scale, and lit domestically for an informal yet contemporary feel."

Please describe a recently completed project or tell us about the bespoke service that you offer

"155A also offers a ‘hang’ service for both commercial and residential sectors with an emphasis on revealing new contexts and unexpected contrasts. Future installations at the gallery combine the works of local London artists with those by artists from around the UK, Europe, America and Israel."