I know what you’re thinking. Another e-petition. But please take the time to read and sign.
For almost 90 years, Cork Street in Mayfair has been one of the most famous streets for art galleries in London. It has become internationally admired for hosting a range of events and exhibitions spanning from Old Masters to Contemporary art.
In August 2012, Standard Life, sold property to redevelopers Native Land. Included in this sale were 7 galleries; Adam Gallery, Alpha Gallery, Beaux Arts, Gallery 27, Mayor Gallery (the oldest gallery on Cork Street), Stoppenbach & Delestre and Waterhouse & Dodd.
These galleries will lose their leases, possibly as early as next year and Native Land will potentially be redeveloping these into residential property built solely for profit.
If this happens, this opens the door to for other developers to follow suit, threatening the futures of many other galleries on Cork Street and stripping London of significant cultural history and livelihood.
The effect of this closure will be far reaching, not only for the galleries but also their stakeholders and indeed the artists. Businesses such as shippers, framers, catalogue producers and other local service providers will be severely damaged as well.
Savile Row stopped plans for redevelopment. So why can’t Cork Street?
So click here to show your support and sign the e-petition before 30th September. (10,000 signatures are needed by this date for Parliament to take notice)
Thank you so much for your time and support!
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