About Us

 

House of Voltaire sells unique artworks, limited edition prints, homewares, fashion, ceramics, books and objects by leading contemporary artists and designers. Drawing inspiration from influential artist’s shops including Keith Haring’s Pop Shop and the Bloomsbury Group’s Omega Workshop, House of Voltaire redefines the way in which our global audience engages with, and purchases, art and design.

Whether online or at one of our special intermittent international presentations, every purchase from House of Voltaire directly supports the exhibition and education programmes of Studio Voltaire, one of the UK’s leading independent arts organisations.  

House of Voltaire can be shopped year–round online and at special intermittent presentations. A selection of key pieces are available to view and purchase at Studio Voltaire.

Studio Voltaire, 1A Nelsons Row, Clapham, London. SW4 7JR

Opening hours:
Wednesday–Sunday, 12–6pm, or by appointment.

+44 (0)207 622 1294
info@studiovoltaire.org

About Studio Voltaire

Studio Voltaire's pioneering public programmes of exhibitions, participation projects, live events and offsite commissions have gained an international reputation for excellence.

Studio Voltaire has an outstanding track record of supporting artists at a pivotal stage in their careers. We champion emerging and underrepresented artists, placing great emphasis on risk–taking and experimentation, allowing us to offer an alternative and agenda–setting view of contemporary art.

Many of our commissions are an artist’s first solo exhibition in London. We invest wholly in the production of new work that might not always be possible in commercial galleries or larger institutions, giving artists the chance to expand their practice, often working in residence in the gallery.

Exhibiting artists have included Phyllida Barlow, Judith Bernstein, Marvin Gaye Chetwynd, Nicole Eisenman, Jamian Juliano–Villani, Sanya Kantarovsky, Scott King, Ella Kruglyanskaya, Henrik Olesen, Elizabeth Price, Charlotte Prodger, Richard Slee, Jo Spence and Cathy Wilkes.

Studio Voltaire provides a much–needed resource of affordable and accessible on–site studios which house over 45 artists, supporting the development of a diverse range of individual and collective practices, from recent graduates to internationally recognised practitioners, and adults with disabilities. We are one of only four studio providers in England to provide full disabled access.

Our pioneering Participation Programmes commission a wide range of activities and projects working in collaboration with local and international artists, local schools, individuals and community groups. Working to redefine the role of arts and culture, our learning programmes connect communities and artists to generate responses to social and cultural issues, developing a closer relationship between the artist, the production of work and an active and engaged audience.

Studio Voltaire was founded in 1994 by a collective of twelve artists who set up a studio space in a disused tram shed on Voltaire Road in Clapham. In 1999 the organisation moved to its current location in a Victorian former chapel on Nelsons Row. In the past 24 years, we have grown from a local artist collective to a world–renowned not–for–profit institution recognised for spotting and supporting emerging artists at a crucial stage.

Studio Voltaire is a registered charity and receives regular funding from Arts Council England as a sign of best–practice. 93% of our income is self–generated through the kind patronage of individuals, sales of our renowned limited edition art works, and funding from charitable trusts and the public sector.

Our strengths, ambitions and reach have grown exponentially over the years. Our work now reaches over 250,000 people annually including the touring of Studio Voltaire commissions to national and international partners. We are proud of our unique way of working which remains close to the creative process at a grassroots level. We place artists at the centre of everything we do. Our commitment to the preservation and promotion of artistic talent is more ambitious than ever.

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