Current Exhibition:

Shards - square flyer for Benny Watson's exhibition at Shoreditch Modern

SHARDS – Benny Watson

Shoreditch Modern is proud to present Benny Watson’s first solo exhibition, SHARDS. Inspired by abstract expressionism, his highly textured paintings have a deeply moving quality. The selected artworks are part of Watson’s series centred around the grieving process he went through following personal loss.

On the 21st of March, join us at 6 pm for a Q&A with Benny Watson and the exhibition curator, Anaïs Masetti. The event is free to attend and will include complimentary refreshments.

Launch event and artist Q&A: 21st March, 6 pm – 8 pm

Free public entry:

  • 22th March to 7th April
  • Wednesday – Sunday, 12 pm – 6 pm


photo of the artist Yorgos at the art gallery Shoreditch Modern


photo of artist Gabrielle Spooner at the art gallery Shoreditch Modern

Gabrielle Spooner

photo of the artist Christopher Constable at the art gallery Shoreditch Modern

Christopher Constable

portrait of artist Benny Watson at the art gallery Shoreditch Modern

Benny Watson


Past Exhibition:

Launch event: 15th February, 6 pm – 8.30 pm

Free entry:

  • 16th February to 8th March 
  • Wednesday – Sunday, 12 pm – 6 pm

Grit & Gloss

Grit & Gloss is a group exhibition which explores the unexpected beauty and dichotomies arising within our urban environments. Where towers of glass neighbour battered brick. Where the grit of the people fuels their rich sense of style. Where the line between edgy and dangerous, vulgar and elevated, irreverent and brave is ever-changing.

The exhibition also investigates the place of urban aesthetics as a sign of modern wealth. What was once a symbol of counter-culture and free expression, is now being co-opted by capitalism. Adding a sheen to what was once considered unrefined. Yet urban artists still manage to develop new, alternative ideas to counter growing gentrification and appropriation.

As the inaugural exhibition of the Shoreditch Modern gallery, Grit & Gloss pays homage to East London and its pioneering community of creatives.

The exhibition brings together three emerging artists whose work is influenced by or created within these urban realities.

About the Gallery

Shoreditch Modern is a contemporary art gallery located in the heart of Shoreditch, East London. Opened in early 2024, the gallery presents the work of thought-provoking artists from the UK and abroad through both thematic group shows and solo exhibitions. 

The gallery selects diverse artworks that challenge what “modern” means, offering new insights into topical issues and new ways of connecting with complex concepts.

Shoreditch has a rich history as an artistic, multi-cultural hub and is still one of the most exciting areas of London for the Arts. That’s why the gallery hopes to create a welcoming space to celebrate the area’s creative scene, as well as build a dialogue between international and local artists.

Alongside its exhibitions, the Shoreditch Modern gallery also organises regular poetry readings, creative workshops and more.

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