exploring relationships between art &
about the foundry gallerY:
The Foundry Gallery is the brainchild of Jason Slocombe and Jonathan Goode of Le Lay Architects who set up the gallery as a contemporary art space in the heart of London’s Chelsea and it's distinct relationship with Le Lay Architects who reside downstairs from the gallery. The gallery forms the foundation of the practices own research into how architectural ideas are conceived and how people engage with buildings and structures. The Foundry Gallery is curated and directed by Elizabeth Goode.
our exhibition program:
The gallery since its conception has exhibited a wide range of work informed by contemporary artistic practice, across multi-disciplines. Each year we choose four artists to exhibit new artwork within the gallery space. Each artist has put forward a proposal for either a new body of work or a continuation and development of current work which fits the galleries remit of art work that explores the relationships between art and architecture. We work together with an artist over a period of approximately nine months in putting together an exhibition of their work giving them a supportive framework to explore their working practice. Above all, we support the making of new art. To put forward a proposal please go to the Proposal tab above.
Our program also consists of us renting the gallery space to more established artists, galleries and curators who hire the gallery space in between our exhibition program. This income enables us to continue working with the artists we support. Please go to the gallery hire tab at the top of the page or contact us directly for further information on availability and cost.
ABOUT ELIZABETH GOODE
CURATOR & GALLERY HEAD
Elizabeth Goode has been the curator and gallery director of The Foundry Gallery for the past 5 years under which it has become an established gallery on the London Art Scene. Elizabeth comes from a practical fine art background with a degree in fine art from UCA Canterbury and an MA in Printmaking from the University of the Arts London. She worked as a lecturer on both FE and HE art courses teaching Fine Art and contextual studies for 8 years, using this experience she works closely with the gallery's artists helping further develop their artwork for up to a year before their exhibition, this relationship builds the basis of the curatorial decisions that she makes.
Elizabeth has worked for other galleries including Sim Smith gallery in the research, development and project management of art projects and exhibitions. Her photographic work has been published in international newspapers, magazines and websites, she has also written articles for Design Exchange Magazine and copy for Sloane Square Magazine. Elizabeth is a member of the Association of Women Art Dealers and the Museums Association. She lives and works in London.
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