Who is SMAG Art Limited?
In February 2017, a small group of local artists had the idea to use the beautiful space of St Michael and All Angels Church on One Pond Road, Blackheath, SE3 9JL as an art gallery. This group is now registered as a not-for-profit company, SMAG Art Ltd, and runs two exhibitions a year with the aim of raising funds for local charities as well as showcasing local talent.
In 2019, the 5th and 6th exhibitions were held and displayed between 173 and 210 diverse art works, respectively, by over 80 local, professional, semi-professional, and amateur artists. Both exhibitions were well received, attracting over 450 and 700 visitors, respectively, and selling 93 works in total. SMAG 6, for the first time, also had representation from art students who were invited to participate.
Overall, these two exhibitions raised £5,000 for charitable causes including St Michael's Church buildings and the AFRIL/Helping Hand Foodbank.
Due to Covid restrictions in 2020, SMAG 7 in May was moved online for the first time. Incredibly, 166 pieces were showcased by 50 artists and 23 pieces were sold. This raised £1,500 for charity; £500 to St Michael’s Restoration Fund, and £1,000 to Greenwich Food Bank.
We are proud to announce the launch of SMAG 8, commencing on 15th November 2020. Supporting local artists in these difficult times is more important than ever and, with a record number of families signing up to food banks, support for local food banks, sadly, continues to be necessary.
Do browse the site. Often we can arrange a viewing if anything is of interest and remember that this is a purchase that comes with a charitable heart.
Virtual Art Exhibition 15 November - 28 February 2021
Due to Covid-19 leading to the cancellation of our planned May 2020 Exhibition, the Directors of SMAG considered ways in which we could continue to raise funds for charity and provide the continued opportunity for local artists to display their works. Hence, we decided upon an online presence.
As our planned November 2020 Exhibition has also been cancelled due to UK National Lockdown restrictions, we have decided to host our second Online Exhibition, commencing on the 15th November 2020.
Net proceeds of art sales (i.e. SMAG's commission) will continue to go towards the benefit of local, nominated charities performing good works in the community.
Artists wishing to exhibit should contact