SMG reopens in South Bermondsey

On the evening of 14th March 2019, Sid Motion Gallery opened in its new gallery space in South Bermondsey. Here the gallery will continue with its ambitious programme of exhibitions and events. For the inaugural exhibition in the new gallery space Sid Motion is pleased to present a two-person show of new works by Sue Kennington and Fleur Simon, which is on view until 13th April.


Sid Motion Gallery is expanding

Join us on Wednesday 30th January, 6-8pm, to celebrate our expansion and the last exhibition in the Kings Cross gallery.

Sid Motion Gallery is entering an exciting new chapter. After a successful two and a half years in Kings Cross, we are moving to a new, larger space with a fresh and ambitious programme, including a number of off-site projects and art fairs as well as a continuation of its strong exhibitions and events. The gallery is also delighted to announce a roster of represented artists for the first time.


Following the success of Sid Motion Gallery in Kings Cross, in March 2019 we will relaunch in a larger exhibition space in South Bermondsey. The new location is situated at the centre of a community of galleries and practising artists, allowing interesting collaborations and developments, while the gallery continues to extend its reputation for curating an exhibition programme that supports and promotes a range of fresh, vibrant artists working in different media.

It is an honour to announce the gallery’s first represented artists: Vincent Hawkins, Dafna Talmor and Morgan Wills.

The new space will open with a two-person exhibition by Sue Kennington and Fleur Simon, and the gallery will be taking part in Photo London in May 2019. More art fairs and external projects are planned for the end of the year. A public programme of talks and events will continue to run alongside each exhibition, allowing the artists to discuss their work and to introduce a forum for conversation, education and development.

New Address:
Sid Motion Gallery
24a Penarth Centre
Hatcham Road
SE15 1TR

A List of Great Things To Do Before the Year is Out | Another Magazine

‘Holding One’s Breath’, on view until 7 December 2018, is included in AnOther Magazine’s round up of exhibitions to catch before the year is out.


Hong Kong artist Yin Yi Fung creates sculptures from materials like brick, metal, clay and ice, with the intention that they eventually self-destruct naturally by melting, rusting or eroding. These ephemeral, pastel-hued pieces sit alongside visceral paintings by Rikki Turner in Sid Motion Gallery’s current exhibition; both artists make use of the organic in their work and explore how art can exist in urban landscapes. While you’re there, don’t miss the gallery’s new Drawing Room too: a space with forest green walls on which hangs new work by artists who have previously exhibited at Sid Motion.


Nathan Eastwood | ‘The Anomie Review of Contemporary British Painting’

The gallery is delighted that Nathan Eastwood’s solo exhibition at Sid Motion Gallery is featured in ‘The Anomie Review of Contemporary British Painting’, published in September 2018.

The publication includes paintings of 40 British contemporary artists discussed through 40 national and international solo exhibitions.
For more information on the publication, please click here

‘The Anomie Review of Contemporary British Painting’ considers and celebrates the work of forty artists whose practices have been defining Britain’s contribution to current painting on the national and international stage. The anthology documents forty solo exhibitions in public museums and galleries, as well as in commercial, independent and artist-led spaces, both in Britain and abroad, during 2017. The publication presents around 160 images, including installation views from many of these exhibitions.

Artists in Residence | KX Quarterly | The Sunday Times

“Now two years old, Sid Motion Gallery has become a hub to find new talent – from absurd portraits of millennial life to lensing the dark side of the American dream, Claire Marie Healy delves into some of the most exciting names to know now”

The gallery is delighted to have 4 artists featured in the Summer issue of KX Quarterly, which was a supplement of The Sunday Times on 1st July 2018.

Read more about the artists here:

EXIT Magazine | Adidas Creatives

Sid was delighted to be included in EXIT Magazine for the Adidas Originals ‘Creatives’ feature.
Latest issue of EXIT Magazine OUT NOW

Photos by Ben Parks
Words by Allyson Shiffman


Sid Motion, Gallery Owner
Though her eponymous gallery has been open but a moment in art world years (since last June, to be exact), Sid Motion is already garnering unfettered praise as a gallerist. Makes sense, given that she’s long been known as one of London’s young curators to watch. Located in an old betting shop in King’s Cross, Sid Motion Gallery’s success is, of course, a testament to Motion’s talents. Still, she remains characteristically humble. “There seems to be real excitement for the artists I am working with and it is so great to be part of their development,” she says


View full Creatives feature here


Elephant Magazine | Roland Hicks Studio Visit

In the lead up to the opening of ‘Colour, Order, System’ at the gallery, Holly Black visited Roland Hicks – one of the 4 artists in the exhibition – in his studio for Elephant Magazine.

Read in full here:

“I guess I’m trying to have my cake and eat it; I’m being two types of artist at once.” Roland Hicks creates his own unique blend of photorealism with unnerving reproductions of mundane objects and industrial materials.

Photographs © Tim Smyth.

Wallpaper* Magazine: Inspiring Photography from the Wallpaper* picture desk

Screen Shot 2017-05-05 at 13.19.10Our current Exhibition, Inner Landscapes, has been featured on Wallpaper* Magazine, as their ‘daily digest of visual inspiration.’

The piece explores some of the themes that run through the show and inform each artists work.

Inner Landscapes runs from 27th April- 2nd June 2017.



Audio of Jo Dennis and Rodrigo Orrantia in conversation now Live

British artist Jo Dennis, whose solo show ‘Matter out of Place’ was on view at Sid Motion Gallery from 19 January – 24 February 2017, spoke in conversation with Rodrigo Orrantia and Sid Motion on 8th February 2017, at the gallery.

Jo Dennis (b 1973, UK) graduated from a BA in Fine Art and Contemporary Critical Theory from Goldsmiths College, London in 2002.
Dennis has exhibited internationally. Recent exhibitions include Cropped Up at AMP Gallery, UK; Acca Atelier at Galfa 20, Italy; Working from Home at AMP Gallery (for Artlicks Weekend), UK; and a solo booth at The Others Art Fair, Truman Brewery, UK. Dennis’ work has been included extensively in group exhibitions including at the ICA and The Royal Academy of Arts, in London.

Rodrigo Orrantia is an art historian, consultant and curator who specialises in photography and moving image. Rodrigo is interested in photography as an expanding field, exploring its connections with film, sculpture, text, sound and localised performance in his many projects, exhibitions and publications.

The conversation was moderated by gallerist Sid Motion.

Brilliant Things To Do in March: Nathan Eastwood | AnOther Magazine

Nathan Eastwood: My England at Sid Motion Gallery, London: March 3 – April 8, 2017

Screen Shot 2017-03-02 at 15.48.38Nathan Eastwood’s paintings come across as snapshots of everyday life in England, because that is exactly how they came to fruition: Eastwood would take photos on a phone and work from these images to create his atmospheric paintings. Scenes in launderettes, a queue at a food bank and a man glancing at a ticket before walking through a doorway all make for remarkable subject matter, many crafted in monochrome and all with immense detail, and viewing that feels at once inclusive and voyeuristic. Sid Motion Gallery is still a young venture, in an area of London undergoing exciting regeneration, rendering Eastwood’s observations of English life especially prescient.


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Young Artist to watch – Nathan Eastwood | FADMagazine

In advance of next weeks opening of Nathan Eastwood’s solo show ‘My England’ – the gallery is delighted to see that FAD Magazine have chosen Eastwood as their ‘Young Artist to Watch’.

Please come to the opening of Eastwood’s show at 6-9pm on 2 March 2017. The exhibition will run until 8 April 2017.

Read the full article here:

Young Artist to watch – Nathan Eastwood.


Paul Houlsey in conversation with Melanie Gerlis

Paul Housley, who’s current exhibition Factory to Palace is on view at Sid Motion Gallery (until 23rd December 2016), spoke in conversation with the author, Columnist at the Financial Times and Editor at large, The Art Newspaper Melanie Gerlis last night. Thank you to all those who joined us for their engaging discussion. It was a wonderful chance to hear Paul speak first hand about his new works in the exhibition.

‘The Best Alternative Art Galleries in London’ by the Spanish newspaper, El Iberico

“Only 4 months ago the artistic manager of Photo London, Sid Motion, opened her eponymous gallery in a former betting shop near King’s Cross focused on modern art and photography. However, the place has become a key destination in the contemporary art scene in the capital. The director, of only 28 years old, wants to create a space to show what interests the real artists and make visitors questions asked and discussed. Until November 5th you can attend the show Francesca Longhini and Michelle Conway, where they explore the issue of existence and contemporary life in urban spaces through painting, sculpture and photography.”


AnOther Magazine: A Beginner’s Guide to Opening an Art Gallery

Read AnOther magazine’s ‘Beginner’s Guide to Opening an Art Gallery’, an interview with Sid Motion on how she set up her new gallery, as well as a step by step guide for those thinking of doing the same:

Text by e, Photographic Editor  and photographs by n




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ES Magazine: London’s coolest art galleries

“From the Shoreditch newcomer to the Soho institution, Clara Dorrington picks London’s coolest galleries…”

Thank you very much to the ES Magazine for listing the gallery as one of ‘London’s coolest galleries’ in this years Art Issue! The gallery is in very good company.

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Artist Talk: Morgan Wills and Sacha Craddock in conversation | 7 September 2016, 6.30pm

Morgan Wills and the writer and curator Sacha Craddock will speak in-coversation on Wednesday 7th September | 6.30pm – 9pm

Morgan Wills is currently exhibiting his first solo show, 12 Conversations, at Sid Motion Gallery. Morgan will speak in conversation with the independent art critic, writer and curator Sacha Craddock on the 7th September, from 6.30pm. The talk will start at 7pm.

Sacha Craddock has been Chair of the Board of New Contemporaries and the selection process since 1996, she has been familiar with Wills’ work since he was selected to exhibit at New Contemporaries in 2015. The conversation at the gallery will explore being a young artist showing in a commercial gallery for the first time, and how the work has progressed in the early years of Wills’ practice.

To RSVP a place for the talk, please email


Morgan Wills (born 1992) studied Painting at Wimbledon College of Art, graduating in 2014. His previous exhibitions include ‘Sorry About Last Night’, at The Washington, Sheffield; ‘Versions’, at Benevolent Association of Excellent Solutions, London; Bloomberg New Contemporaries, 2015, at ICA, London and Backlit Gallery, Nottingham; MK Open, at MK gallery, Milton Keynes, and ‘Assembly’ at Triangle Gallery, London. Wills was shortlisted in 2014 for the HIX Award, shown at CnB Gallery, London.

Sid Motion in conversation with Liz Jobey for Marguerite, London

experiences of setting up the newly-opened Sid Motion Gallery, the inaugural show titled ‘What’s it going to be?’ and her plans for the future.

The event was generously sponsored by ProperCorn and Milo & Hector’s.

For more information on Marguerite, please visit:

We are open!

We were delighted to welcome many people to the launch of the gallery on Wednesday 8th June. Sid Motion Gallery is now open, with the group exhibition ‘What’s it going to be?’, a painting show including the works of Damien Meade, Vincent Hawkins, Sophie Mackfall, Lawrence Corby and Kate Hawkins.


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