Located in the heart of Fitzrovia, London, Gallery DIFFERENT presents contemporary painting, sculpture, drawing, print, photography and mixed media from BRITISH and INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS. As well as presenting a dynamic schedule of exhibitions and events, DIFFERENT collaborates with other galleries worldwide to promote and curate exhibitions for its artists.

Currently Showing

Denis Bowen - Retrospective Oct 10 - Nov 1

Planet Fringe Diptych

Among his peers Denis Bowen remains one of the most respected artists of the post war period. His is work held in important public and private collections all over the world, and yet his name is not so familiar to todays art buyers and collectors. Since 2011 the gallery has been working with the Denis Bowen Estate to catalogue the unsold archive of work and has exhibited his works on canvas and on paper in group exhibitions and last year in a solo exhibition alongside the renowned Spanish expressionist Rafael Canogar. This will be the first opportunity since his death in 2006 to view an extensive collection of his work, all of which will be available to purchase.

Following the solo show at the Gallery the exhibition will move to the Dean Clough Galleries in Halifax, close to Bowen's home town of Huddersfield where former curator of the Huddersfield Art Gallery, Robert Hall and the current curator at Dean CLough Galleries, Victor Allen, in association with Gallery Different will present a solo show demonstrating the influence and importance of the Denis Bowen archive.


Former curator of the Huddersfield Art Gallery Robert Hall and Trustee of the Denis Bowen Estate, Nick Bowen will speak about

'Denis Bowen- The Artist and The Man.

From 6, talk starts at 6.30pm prompt.

Drinks RSVP here

Magma I - By Denis Bowen 1988


Tilly Crumb in 'It Will Be Over By Christmas' November 13 7.30pm

Tilly Crumb - It Will Be Over By Christmas (poster)

Join us for a truly unique theatrical experience.

The library committee of Stepney Borough Council have invited Ms Tilly Crumb, the maverick editor of the Stepney Chronicle to give a lecture about the First World War. Tilly is a cross between Germaine Greer, Janet Street Porter and Edith Piaf and the library committee are nervous that her lecture will be just a bit too radical for their taste.

Tilly however knows her audience and delivers a superb and highly entertaining lecture in musical form, bringing together, in collaboraration with the brilliant composer, writer and aranger Paul Sand, a powerful witty and passionate view of the war.

Tickets Here


Living Legends / Lest We Forget Nov 7 - Nov 15

Louise Gibling - Photograph
Lest We Forget

World Leading body cast sculptor Louise Giblin is to exhibit new sculptures based on hand casts of 10 serving and retired members of the British Military who each served in different wars from 1941 – 2009. This will be in support of the British Legion. Alongside this Louise will exhibit her Living Legends, a well known group of models that includes Michael Portillo, Olympiand and former Chariman of the British Olympic Association Lorde Colin Moynihan, Duncan Goodhew MBE, skier Heather Mills, skater Dan Whiston and sould singer Reuben Richards.

There will be a number of events during the exhibition. The opening preview evening on 6th November is strictly by invitation only. Saturday 8th November Louise will be present for a ‘meet the artist’ event which is an open event but rsvps are required. There will be a public commemorative evening on November 11th from 6.30 – 9pm which will focus on the Lest we Forget series and will include commemorative readings. On November 13th there will be a performance of ‘Tilly Crumb – It’ll be Over by Christmas”, tickets for this event will be available to purchase shortly.

Top: Louise Giblin, Bottom: Lest We Forget – By Louise Giblin


‘A Splendid Isolation – Part II’ Chris Moon Nov 19 – Nov 22

Chris Moon

In A Splendid Isolation part II, the impression a Californian road trip left on Chris Moon shifts somewhat: in the first show memories and experiences are translated in a bold palette that distort and often destroy the initial preconceptions of places one accumulates through films and magazines. In this sequel, each painting has a new invasive quality - be it through colour or composition - and focuses on a man-made city's fight for superiority over Nature and vice versa. Moon's obsession with containment, as all those who have followed his work since the beginning will note, still heavily radiates in this body of work. Antagonistic yet appeasing, and at once destroying the peace and cradling the chaos, the works transmit an existential tug of war between the seduction of a city and a longing for the quiet calm of the Natural World.

Artwork by Chris Moon


‘Sleep Art’ Nov 25 – Nov 30

Sleep Art

Ibis Sleep Art Exhibition will display the works of 12 artists inspried by sleep. The exhibition will feature the Sweet Bed by Ibis™ Each night during the exhibition artists will sleep in the bed and create a new work of art inspired by that night’s sleep. The exhibition will grow daily, becoming an installation space for the exploration of sleep and creativity.


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