Based in a former spice warehouse in Shad Thames, Anise Gallery has been promoting the intrinsic link between contemporary art and architecture since its opening in 2012. During this time the space has been host to various media including installation, photography, VR and video work, conveying the ‘architectural’ in all its forms. The gallery space itself embodies this ethos in its physical appearance as directors Jacquelyn and Joseph have ensured that original features of the warehouse have been conserved and revealed.
Alongside its curated exhibitions, the gallery regularly participates in London’s main architectural events of the year such as the London Festival of Architecture and Open House London. They are also collaborating with the RIBAJ on their Eyeline Drawing Competition for the second year running and hope to continue to be an integral part of the competition. Their annual summer graduate show, a select exhibition of works from recently graduated art students, has been featured in Time Out and London Live and forms – the exhibition is now in its 5th year.
The gallery works closely, both in the sense of shared space and interest with architectural illustrators AVR London. The two companies often collaborate on projects and exhibitions.
“Anise gallery reaches the parts other galleries do not reach, architecture , the urban environment , engineering and much more They will always present you with something very personal and thought provoking, artworks made with skill and a passion for the built world.” Ben Johnson
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 Rebecca Hossack Gallery in Fitzrovia. In March 2012 after extensive renovation of the historic Thames side warehouse, Jacquelyn established Anise Gallery with Joseph Robson. She was up until recently executive assistant to renowned architect Piers Gough. Alongside running the gallery, exhibition planning, discovering new artists and attending national and international art fairs, Jacquelyn assists Joseph in the running of AVR London. She is a Fellow of the RSA
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.
Issey Scott // Gallery Assistant
Currently studying History of Art at Goldsmiths, Issey joined Anise Gallery in May. Offering an invaluable contribution to exhibition planning, Issey’s skills in writing and research form an integral part to the evolution of Anise Gallery. Issey is currently writing her dissertation on The Metropolis and Environmental Life: The Failures and Successes of Sustainable Architecture in Contemporary London.