Bow Arts is an educational arts charity in East London. We operate artist studios, run an education programme and manage The Nunnery, an exciting contemporary art gallery in Bow.
Bow Arts was established in 1995 as an artist studio provider and is the home of the public and free contemporary art space, the Nunnery Gallery.
Established by Marcel Baettig and with the support of Marc Schimmel, Bow Arts moved into its now renowned Bow Road premises, formed of two adjoining buildings, and started providing artists’ studios on the site. In 1996 The Trust became a registered educational charity and a company limited by guarantee. The educational programme, run by Bow Arts, offers employment opportunities to artists that allows them to pay their rent and develop creative skills at the same time.
At present, Bow Arts houses over 500 artists in eleven artists across east and south east London. Bow Arts also supports artists through our sponsorship of the London’s Artist Quarter and Artist Studio Finder websites.
The Nunnery Gallery and Carmelite Cafe are based at 181 Bow Road, London E3 2SJ.
Opening hours: Tues to Sun, 10am-5pm.
The Bow Arts offices are located at 183 Bow Road, London E3 2SJ.
Open: Mon to Fri. 9am-5pm.