Common Practice


Common Practice, London, founded in 2009, is an advocacy group working for the recognition and fostering of the small-scale contemporary visual arts sector in London. The group aims to promote the value of the sector and its activities, act as a knowledge base and resource for members and affiliated organisations, and develop a dialogue with other visual art organisations on a local, national and international level. The group’s founding members were Afterall, Chisenhale Gallery, Electra, Gasworks, LUX, Matt’s Gallery, Mute Publishing, The Showroom, and Studio Voltaire – the group has recently been joined by Iniva (Institute of International Visual Arts) and Electra and Mute Publishing have retired. Together the members represent a diverse range of activities including commissioning, production, publishing, research, exhibitions, residencies and artists’ studios.