How do artist/curator-run galleries and projects defined primarily as sites of communication manifest? What position can and should we occupy in relation to the broader arts ecology, to the commercial art world, to institutionalism? How can we advance emergent discourse via increased interaction on a local, national and international level? Can adopting and re-purposing existing structures benefit the self-organising artist and curator? How is social capital accrued, by what mechanisms and for what can it be exchanged? Does participation equal collaboration? Does authorship become fluid in the artist/curator run context? Is an exhibition an artwork? Is an organisation an artist?

Sluice - run by artists and curators - assumes the form of a collaborative, provocative artwork. The authors of which are everyone that comes into contact with the project.
Sluice strategically adopts structures in order to showcase artist, curator and emergent discourse, projects and galleries.

In addition to our extramural activities, exhibitions, talks, screenings, magazine, we stage a non-profit Biennial in London and a roaming international expo every alternate year:

◾ Sluice_2011 / London
◾ Sluice_2013 / London
◾ Exchange Rates expo 2014 / NYC
◾ Sluice_2015 / London
◾ Exchange Rates expo 2016 / NYC
◾ Sluice Biennial 2017 / London
◾ Exchange Berlin 2018 / London

Founder / Director / Karl England 
Founder / Director / Education / Ben Street
Production Manager / Paul Cole

Publishing Director / Karl England 
Editor / Tash Kahn 
Publisher / Sluice
Design / Christian Küsters
Type Foundry / Colophon, London
Distribution / Central Books

© 2018
ISSN 2398-8398
EAN 9772398839005


Lindsay Friend
Keran James
Daniel Devlin

Sluice is comprised of a core team, a selection of informal advisors, the ever changing cast of participating galleries and projects, the artists that run those projects and the artists those projects work with, and finally all the people that have worked with Sluice over the years, these include:

Sluice exists in different formats and manifests in response to structural requirements.

Sluice is non-institutional and non-profit. If you are unfamiliar with Sluice, read the 'about' section prior to submitting. If you wish to be considered for future Sluice projects please drop us a line.

The Sluice Gallery works predominantly with artist/curator-run projects. We also work with independent curators and artists to stage ambitious group and (occasionally) solo exhibitions.

If you're interested in writing for the Sluice magazine drop us a line and we'll send you a copy of our editorial guidelines.

2019 update imminent