New art space for Finchley Central 

New arts works will be shown throughout 2024

A tube roundel at Finchley Central tube station
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A new art exhibition space has opened in Finchley.  The Finchley Central Arts Space, situated in the lobby of BKL Chartered Accountants and Tax advisors at 35 Ballards Lane near Finchley Central Tube station, will be used by Middlesex University students and alumni to display artworks throughout 2024.

The first exhibition, now in place, features illustrations and photography from Vian Tang and Josie Sweeney as well as models from Middlesex Architecture department. Among their themes are identity, gender expression and city life. The Art Space will run throughout 2023 & 2024 with the artworks changing throughout the year..

The space is part of a broader Finchley Central Open Gallery project by Barnet Council, in partnership with the local community and businesses, to use outdoor walls to present a changing selection of prints and murals.

The Art Space is a partnership between Barnet Council, BKL and Middlesex University.

Rebecca Jackson, Impact Project Manager at BKL, said: “As a business that’s been based in Finchley for over 30 years, we’re very pleased to be hosting the Finchley Central Art Space. By making artwork by Middlesex University’s talented students and graduates more accessible, we hope that local people and visitors will enjoy seeing the diversity of the area reflected.”

A Barnet Council spokesperson said: “We are delighted to partner with BKL and Middlesex University to bring art to Finchley Central and support local artists. The council is committed to working with local stakeholders to continue revitalising the town centre. We hope this Art Space will not only offer a unique experience to visitors, but also contribute significantly to the council’s commitment to transforming public space at the heart of Finchley Central.”

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