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Opening: The Photographers’ Gallery gets a sexy new look

Posted at 12:45 pm, May 19, 2012 in Arts & Entertainment
The Photographers’ Gallery at 16- 18 Ramillies Street 2012 © Kate Elliott

We were lucky enough to get a sneak peak at the swanky new Photographer’s Gallery on Ramillies Street, which opens to the public on Saturday May 19, and you guys are in for a treat. Being Time Out Towers’ local gallery, during the extensive revamp we missed our lunchtime cultural fixes of popping over to the free exhibitions, talks, book shop or simply the cafe. But now the Photographer’s Gallery back, bigger, bolder and brighter than ever. After a £9.2 million cash injection, the 1910 warehouse has been transformed, extending to five floors with new gallery spaces (including a great view down Great Titchfield Street), a large educational space, a fab camera obscura where you can spy on passers by on the street, an alluring basement book shop and print sales room. The ground floor has been opened out for a new cafe which will be a great place to meet friends over delicious cakes supplied by Soho neighbour Lina Stores (try the brownies. Seriously). The current show is Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky’s intense OIL images which are well worth a look. Plus it is all free.

For info, see photonet.org.uk.

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