in Frieze | 15 FEB 21

Frieze Launches First-Ever Exhibition Space in London at No.9 Cork Street

Opening in October 2021 the new initiative will be a hub for international galleries, in the heart of Mayfair

in Frieze | 15 FEB 21

Frieze is excited to present No.9 Cork Street, a new initiative housed in two converted townhouses that will accommodate visiting galleries throughout the year. 

Each participating gallery will benefit from a fully equipped gallery space, a private viewing room and a range of media, digital and social media services over four-week residencies. 

As the first-ever venture of this type, No. 9 Cork Street builds on Frieze’s commitment to the creative spirit of London and provides a unique opportunity to present ambitious exhibition projects in the centre of London’s gallery district. 

Over the past 12 months, we have learnt that the experience of seeing art is irreplaceable, as are the human connections that are so crucial to its appreciation. We are always looking for new ways to support our community of galleries, and so No.9 Cork Street is a natural response to the challenges brought about by the pandemic. With ideas around locality, physicality and time particularly pertinent right now, the pop-up model allows for a more in-depth look at specific projects - Eva Langret, Artistic Director, Frieze London

No. 9 Cork Street facade
No. 9 Cork Street, copyright Matheson Whiteley

The new space, designed by architecture studio Matheson Whiteley and developed in partnership with The Pollen Estate, will provide a flexible and collaborative environment for the world’s leading galleries to connect with London audiences year-round.

We are delighted to welcome Frieze to Cork Street. Their arrival marks an important milestone in the Cork Street Galleries initiative of reigniting Cork Street as the leading destination for modern and contemporary art in London - Julian Stocks, Property Director, The Pollen Estate

We welcome proposals from commercial art galleries or ventures that show a regular programme of exhibitions, with reduced participation fees available for young galleries.

The first round of applications is now open, apply here

Main Image: No. 9 Cork Street copyright Matheson Whiteley