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Nunnery Gallery

Nunnery Gallery is a free public gallery with a local focus, championing the work of emerging artists and uncovering local history and heritage. Situated in a unique building on the ground floor of a former nineteenth-century convent, complete with gothic arches and the original tiled floor, the Nunnery Gallery is surrounded by over 100 of Bow Arts studios. 

Presenting a diverse programme, exhibitions aim to appeal to a wide audience with a particular focus on site-responsive work and works that explore the history and themes of the local area. Events accompany all shows, including panels, workshops and film screenings, creating debate and discussion around art in the community. There's also the beautiful Nunnery Café on site, offering AllPress coffee and excellent, locally-made cakes, pastries and hot meals.

Support the Nunnery Gallery by buying local from our Nunnery Gallery shop. Browse our hand-picked selection of beautiful books, prints, pottery, workshop vouchers, clothing and other unique products made by Bow Arts artists, and get your loved ones something special for any occasion. Follow us on Instagram for previews of what's on offer. 

Nunnery Gallery is also a member of Own Art, enabling visitors to buy original artwork from artists or exhibitions over 10 affordable interest-free monthly instalments. More info here

For any enquiries or assistance, please email nunnery@bowarts.com.

Current Exhibition

14th January 2020 to 29th March 2020

Haidée Drew | Rhythm Read more

17th January 2020 to 29th March 2020

Lightboxes & Lettering celebrates the fascinating and important history of east London's print industry, funded by the National Lottery Heritag Read more