Anise Gallery is a South London based art studio and event space with a strong architectural aesthetic.
The former warehouse shares its unique charm with Anise Gallery and Architectural Illustrators AVR London. As a gallery, we aim to promote the link between art and architecture, as a rare but increasingly appreciated connection we feel it brings the gallery experience into a new realm. Our focus is not only in exhibiting architectural art work but also work that has originated from the traditional skills that are often associated with architecture, such as illustration and photography.
With a particular affinity to the surrounding location in Shad Thames and the history of the building itself, Anise Gallery prides itself on being London-centric whilst promoting the fundamental importance of traditional artistic skills and compositional beauty.
Jacquelyn Jubert // Founder
After studying History of Modern Art at the University of Manchester Jacquelyn managed a small gallery in Surrey before moving to London and working at the acclaimed Rebecca Hossack Gallery in Fitzrovia. In March 2012 after extensive renovation of the historic Thames side warehouse, Jacquelyn established Anise Gallery with Joseph Robson. Alongside exhibition planning, discovering new artists and attending national and international art fairs, Jacquelyn works at CZWG Architects where she is executive assistant to renowned architect Piers Gough. She is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
Joseph Robson // Co Founder and Owner of AVR London
Joseph Robson studied architecture at the University of Bath before working at the Centre for Advanced Studies in Architecture (CASA) researching 3D modelling, virtual reality and historical reconstruction. His MPhil thesis ’Computer Investigations into Renaissance Art and Architecture’ was published in 1996 and he is currently writing his doctoral thesis on the use of illustration within architecture. Joseph moved to London in 1998 to become Head of Computer Generated Images at Nicholas Grimshaw & Partners, where he worked on projects including the Eden Centre, St Botolph’s House and Bath Spa. He established AVR London in 2006 and has since worked with some of the world’s most celebrated architects.
Joseph has had work exhibited at the RIBA, Royal Academy, Somerset House and the Sorbonne. Alongside running AVR London he is currently a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Bath and lecturer on The Cities Programme at the London School of Economics, he is also a Fellow of the Society of Architectural Illustration where he has held the position of President since 2011. AVR London acquired the Anise warehouse in 2011 and Joseph’s input in artwork selection is key to the gallery’s ethos.
Hannah Birkett // Gallery Manager
With prior experience in arts management, Hannah is delighted to join the Anise Gallery team. A practicing artist and lecturer in Fine Art, the opportunity to work with a variety of artists and contribute to a gallery in a managerial capacity is an exciting development. Hannah has previously studied Fine Art at Lancaster University and the Royal Academy Schools.
Alis Oldfield // Gallery Assistant
Since completing her degree in Documentary Photography from the University of Wales, Newport, Alis has begun to build a career in arts administration. Alis has recently returned from Hong Kong where she managed a commercial art gallery in the heart of the city. Specialising in Indonesian art, Alis was responsible for organising many pioneering exhibitions, showcasing the work of under-represented Indonesian artists. Alis will help expand the programme and profile of the gallery