The Sunny Art Centre is a leading art institution located on the historically rich Gray’s Inn Road, , only a minute’s walk from Chancery Lane tube station. The history of this location is particularly important to the identity and standards which the gallery unwaveringly aspires to. The Honorable Society of Gray’s Inn dates back to 1370 and was also home to Sir Francis Bacon as well as being where Shakespeare first performed his plays. We house exquisite paintings, sculptures, ceramics, antique furniture, and many other unique artworks.
Our art centre has an extensive collaboration experience with large-scale institutions and enterprises including the BBC, ITV, SKY TV, Selfridges & Co, HSBC, Giorgio Armani, Givenchy, Southbank Centre, Royal Academy of Arts, the National Gallery, the School of History and Cultures at the University of Birmingham, PwC, Harrods and many others.
The Centre also offers specialised art consultancy and art rental services for businesses and individuals. Similarly, we also offer a tailored art consultancy service for contemporary artists to help them sell their artworks.
Our aim is to bring the beauty of art to life through an extensive exhibition programme, educational courses and corporate services. These allow us to stimulate debate, address questions of cultural diversity and reach out to a wider audience.
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We are constantly working to develop and build upon our strong ties with the Chinese market. We regularly participate in art fairs and trade shows, and we organise exhibitions in collaboration with our partners’ galleries. This enables us to introduce artists to new market possibilities as well as expand the reach of their artworks. Moreover, we work in conjunction with Chinese national institutions provide artists with a platform to communicate their ideas. Talks, conferences and lectures are organised with institutions such as the National Art Museum of China, China Central Academy of Fine Arts, Today Art Museum and the Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology, encouraging dialogue between artists and international audiences.
At the same time, the Chinese art market is continuously developing and is considered as one of the strongest to this day. Therefore, we feel that bridging the Western and Eastern markets can bring benefits for both artists and buyers alike. For this reason, we work to bring the best and freshest ideas from this growing market. In fact, we organise exhibitions, conferences, and cultural events in London in partnership with Chinese national institutions in order to provide dialogues that travel both ways.
(Lecturing in National Art Museum of China, 2017)
Our contemporary art gallery is one of London’s leading prestigious art spaces with two floors of stunning exhibition space, as well as large display windows. Prestigious fine art collectors and professional artists in particular have contributed to our collection.
Sunny Art Gallery strives to represent the most unique and innovative artists who aim to push the boundaries of visual art. Our curatorial philosophy is to celebrate cultural diversity by bringing together artists from all over the world. We represent both emerging and established artists working with a wide range of media, including painting, sculpture, ceramics, jewellery, and mixed media. The art gallery frequently hosts free group and solo art exhibitions several times a year, as well as forums and lectures which allow artists and art students to share knowledge and network amongst peers.
Sunny Art Centre maintains strong connections to Eastern culture. One way in which the Centre achieves a cultural exchange between East and West is the Sunny Art Prize. This competition, which has always been open to artists worldwide, allows the winner to exhibit in more than one gallery. From London to Beijing, Macau and Guangzhou, the Sunny Art Prize engages with a global audience responding to the needs of increasingly interconnected cultures and art communities.
With travelling exhibitions and residency programmes, artists have the opportunity to have their artworks exposed to thousands of visitors, professional academics, art collectors and art enthusiasts.
Sunny Art Centre also hosts the London Pop Up Art Fair, a quarterly event that boosts exposure for artists and creative talents. The Fair provides a launch pad to make art available to wider audiences and to allow individuals to collect the art they love the most. Established and rising stars exhibit in this event where an international audience gathers to observe the current artistic momentum.
Here at Sunny Art Centre, we encourage all to follow their individual creative paths and therefore offer a wide range of art courses throughout the year. We offer advanced art courses and workshops by professional artists and drop-in classes for students of all ages and skill levels. Our art classes include drawing classes, painting classes, life drawing classes, mixed media art classes, Chinese painting classes, and Chinese calligraphy classes. Our teachers have been educated at the finest art academies including the Florence Academy of Art, the Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts in Paris and Central Saint Martins, UAL, London. and among many others.
Furthermore, we provide portfolio preparation courses for those who would like to continue their studies in art education and follow the path of the visual arts. Our Course Support for International Art Students also provides guidance for international students that would like to apply for higher and further education in the UK. With a client base of over 2,000 registered students, the response from students has been incredible. We have been shown great support and enthusiasm in our selection of programmes that strive to connect people and ideas from all over the world.