Rivington Place

Rivington Place, designed by David Adjaye OBE, is in the heart of Shoreditch, East London. This RIBA award-winning building is dedicated to the display, debate and reflection of global diversity issues in the contemporary visual arts. Rivington Place opened in 2007 and is the first new-build public gallery in London since the Hayward Gallery opened 40 years earlier.

An ongoing programme of exhibitions and events is produced and presented by
Iniva (Institute of International Visual Arts) and Autograph ABP.
The building houses two major project spaces, an education space, and the Stuart Hall Library.

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Opening hours

Exhibition Opening times:
Tuesday/Wednesday/Friday 11am – 6pm
Thursday 11am – 9pm, Saturday 12 – 6pm
Closed Sundays, Mondays and Bank Holidays

Stuart Hall Library Opening Times:

Tuesday – Friday 10am – 1pm & 2 – 5pm
email library@iniva.org to book an appointment for research projects

Admission charges

Admission Free

Getting there

Tubes: Old Street/Liverpool Street/Shoreditch High St
Buses: 43/48/55/205241/271 stop nearby

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.

Rock Against Racism

  • 2 October — 5 December 2015 *on now

Autograph ABP announces the first major exhibition of Syd Shelton’s photographs capturing one of the most intriguing and contradictory political periods in British post war history. Between 1976 and 1981, the movement Rock Against Racism (RAR) confronted racist ideology in the streets, parks and town halls of Britain. RAR was formed by a collective of musicians and political activists to fight fascism and racism through music.

Under the slogan 'Love Music, Hate Racism', it showcased reggae and punk bands on the same stage, attracting large multicultural audiences. At a time when the fascist attitudes of the National Front were gaining support, RAR marked the rising resistance to violent and institutionalised racism.



Getting there

Tubes: Old Street/Liverpool Street/Shoreditch High St
Buses: 43/48/55/205241/271 stop nearby

Rivington Place
Greater London






020 7749 1240

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