Camden Arts Centre

West Hampstead

Constructed as the Hampstead Central Library, the Grade II listed building became the home of Camden Arts Centre in 1965. Initially providing the local community with arts and crafts classes, you're now more likely to encounter a survey exhibition of Internationally renowned artists whilst still being able to appreciate emerging talent through the residencies and artists' projects. The likes of Gordon Matta-Clark, Doris Salcedo, Bas Jan Ader, Eva Hesse, Christopher Wool, Chantal Akerman, Nathalie Djurberg , Haroon Mirza, WilliamHunt and Runa Islam have all shown work in one form or another. At the helm is Jenni Lomax OBE, who over the last two decades has created a roster of thought provoking shows as well as bring the building into the 21st century with a refurbishment by Tony Fretton Architects in 2004.

Venue name: Camden Arts Centre
Address: Arkwright Road
Opening hours: Tue, Thu-Sun 10am-6pm; Wed 10am-9pm
Transport: Tube: Finchley Road/Hampstead

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The fact that it is open until 9pm is a realy plus for people who work normal day hours or students at uni/college all day. It means we can actually get somewhere in the week and see contemporary art at a great venue.