" It was a special opportunity to meet several artists and I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Memorable!"
London Studio Tour
A Unique Experience
Will Lunn organised his first exhibition, including two internationally renowned artists, aged just seventeen. He has previously worked at a number of London galleries, before he set up Sumarria Lunn Gallery with Vishal Sumarria at twenty. After Sumarria Lunn, at twenty-five he opened Copperfield, an independent contemporary art gallery just south of Tate Modern. He is a graduate of the Courtauld Institute of Art and prior to becoming a curator and gallerist, he has been exhibited both in England and abroad as an artist working under another name. He sees his work as a curator as an extension of that practice - bringing pre-existing objects with pre-existing concepts together in a space to create new meaning.
Alan was born and raised in Scotland but has spent most of his adult life in London. Having achieved an MA in Art History at Glasgow University, he worked for many years in the art world at both an international auction house and an antique dealer. In recent years he has returned to academia, achieving an MA in Classical Civilisation in 2011, and has recently completed a Ph.D. in which he analyzed eighteenth-century attitudes towards the ancient Roman world. In addition to his work for Context Travel, Alan also writes catalogue essays on Contemporary Art for a leading auctioneer. Elected a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland in 2017, he has just started work on a book inspired by his Ph.D. research, which will be published by Edinburgh University Press in 2020.
For the last three years I have been running an artist agency representing young contemporary artists and curating pop-up exhibitions around London. I currently represent twenty artists all who practice in varying mediums. I also run a project space in the Isle of Wight that invites artists to make site specific immersive installations. I have an art historical background having graduated from Goldsmiths with a First Class degree in Visual Culture in 2015. I also studied Art Business and Foundations of Western Art at Sothebys Institute in 2011-2012. Following on from university, I worked in art galleries in London and New York and have experience in all areas of exhibiting artwork. This tour will give you a diverse insight into the London art scene from artist’s studio to large contemporary art gallery.
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