21.03.13 Lucy Newman Cleeve - Man&Eve on Lower Marsh

Hidden away amongst the market stalls and hustle and bustle of Lower Marsh is the gorgeous new art gallery Man&Eve.

The light, sedate and soothing exhibition space officially opened its doors earlier this month.

Already art lovers have been crossing the Thames, the Channel and the Atlantic to take a peek at the first exhibition – Wieland Payer’s What’s he building out there?

Another five shows are planned for this year, and gallery owner-director Lucy Newman Cleeve will make more appearances at international art fairs in the near future.

Lucy set up the gallery at her home in Kennington in 2006, shortly after graduating from the Royal College of Art, but soon found she needed more space.

A short stay in Courtenay Street, Kennington, ended in 2011, and Lucy decided to make Lower Marsh a more permanent home when she discovered the building next to The Camel and Artichoke in November.

She said: “I’ve been looking for a suitable space since 2011, and I wanted to stay south of the river close to where the gallery started.

“I was looking at Lower Marsh for quite a while.

“I like the fact that it’s an independent street with interesting shops. I like the convenience of it – it’s very central and easy for clients to get too.

“Since we moved in we’ve found Waterloo very friendly and welcoming.”

Lucy’s gallery consists of four rooms, whitewashed to better showcase the contemporary work of the artists she represents.

Man&Eve regularly exhibits at art fairs, including the recent ART13 event at Olympia.

Man&Eve is also part of the South London Art Map, and has already attracted plenty of press in the art community, further enhancing Waterloo’s reputation as the capital’s creative epicentre.

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