Gallery Information

The Lion and Lamb gallery promotes contemporary painting and is situated within a friendly typical East London pub owned by Tanya Ryan and Niall Gallagher, a few minutes’ walk from Hoxton Square. The white exhibition space within the pub is a unique approach to the presentation and engagement with contemporary painting. The particularities of the space mean that the world of the gallery is in constant flux with that of the pub.


The programme presents approximately ten exhibitions a year, each curated by a painter. Exhibitions range from solo shows to large group shows and the curators are selected by the gallery directors. In addition to the main programme that aims to encourage and develop current rhetoric about contemporary painting, there are two regular annual exhibitions, the Summer Saloon Show in July and at Christmas an informal exhibition of non-framed works on paper called First Come First Served.


The Lion and Lamb gallery is a unique opportunity for painters to curate painting shows, perhaps visual essays and accepts exhibition proposals from artists who are examining current practices in painting. The gallery offers a platform for taking works from their usual contexts and experimenting with new dialogues. For more information on making a proposal click here.


Directors: Peter Ashton Jones, Katrina Blannin, Juan Bolivar, Caterina Lewis