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, 1 Pond Road, Blackheath, SE3 9JL as an art gallery. SMAG Art Ltd runs two exhibitions a year (typically in May/June and November) with the aim of raising funds for local charities as well as showcasing local talent.
SMAG Art Limited is a not-for-profit company run entirely by volunteers.
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 recently held our latest physical exhibition in June 2021 following the loosening of government restrictions. SMAG 8 Physical was successful in attracting over 300 visitors and led to the sale of 36 pieces of artwork valued at over £6,200.
Since inception in 2017, SMAG Art have run nine exhibitions representing gross art sales over £28,000 and raising circa £14,000 for charitable causes.
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.
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 local artists the opportunity to display their works. Hence, the launch of our online presence, which is now a permanent feature.
Net proceeds of art sales (i.e. SMAG's commission), whether online or at our physical exhibitions, will continue to go towards the benefit of local, nominated charities performing good works in the community.
Next Physical Art Exhibition (complementary to online)
We intend to host our next physical art exhibition from the 18th-27th November 2021 at St. Michael and All Angels Church, 1 Pond Road, Blackheath, SE3 9JL.
Artists wishing to exhibit online and/ or physically should contact
SMAG can arrange viewings of artworks, by email or by distanced visit with artist consent, and/ or a discussion of price with the artist. Please contact .