Photograph © Thierry Bal
‘It's been a long time coming and will do much for many worldwide. Rivington Place through both its architecture and curatorial programming will provide a hub for the ever-rotating world of visual arts. It's a necessary project for our present and future.' - Chris Ofili
Iniva has partnered with Autograph ABP to build Rivington Place, a 15,000 square foot, five-floor visual arts centre in Shoreditch, East London. The £8 million building designed by leading architect David Adjaye opened to the public on 5 October 2007. It is the first publicly funded build of its kind since The Hayward Gallery 40 years ago.
Rivington Place is a new kind of visual arts space, with a programme of exhibitions and events which engage with new ideas and emerging debates in the contemporary visual arts which reflect the cultural diversity of contemporary society. The vision is to create a centre of excellence for the presentation and dissemination of ideas and practices in the contemporary visual arts, which have been consistently marginalised by mainstream cultural institutions.
The building houses exhibition and installation spaces, a seminar and screening space, research library, multimedia facility, photography archive, learning space, meeting room, workspaces and a café/bar.
Rivington Place is supported by the Arts Council England Lottery Capital 2 Programme.
Barclays Bank Plc is the Rivington Place founding Corporate Partner, contributing £1.1million toward the development. This innovative partnership reflects Barclays' history of supporting positive social change and making a real and lasting difference to the diverse communities in which it operates.
The project has London Development Agency, City Fringe Partnership, European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and Hackney Council funding for SME workspace for cultural/creative industries in the building. It has also received access funding from the Bridge House Trust.
Rivington Place architect David Adjaye has been selected to build the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington DC above other leading architects, including Lord Foster and IM Pei. Download more information from column on the right.
Find out more
- WHAT'S ON AT RIVINGTON PLACE
Link to Rivington Place website to find out more
Rivington Place Print Portfolio
Find out more about these limited edition prints which are available to buy
- Autograph ABP
Our partner in Rivington Place
- Adjaye Associates
The architects for Rivington Place
Rivington Place launch
News and images about the opening