UpDown Gallery

Owned by curator and director Kate Smith, UpDown Gallery hosts exhibitions featuring the best of modern and contemporary British, European and American art. Past shows have featured works by artists including Bridget Riley, Sir Peter Blake, Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Sir Howard Hodgkin and Piers Secunda. She is determined to build upon the growing reputation of the South East and particularly East Kent as a location for culture and the arts following the opening of the Jerwood Gallery in Hastings, Eastbourne's Towner Gallery, De La Warr Pavillion in Bexhill on Sea and Margate's Turner Contemporary.

The flexibility offered by a privately run gallery means we will change exhibitions more frequently, keeping the freshness and vibrancy that exists in many London galleries. We are in a great position to be able to host some great shows by leading artists as well as 'up and coming' names who are producing some really exciting art.