WOODLANDS ART GALLERY

1972 - 2003

The Woodlands Art Gallery based in a Georgian villa in Mycenae Road, in the Westcombe Park area of the Royal Borough of Greenwich, the former home of John Julius Angerstein (1735-1823) who was a collector of fine arts and whose paintings formed the basis of the collection for the National Gallery. The house was acquired by the London Borough of Greenwich in 1967 as a local history library and contemporary art gallery, known as Woodlands Art Gallery, which opened it as a gallery for the exhibition of contemporary art in 1972. It held an extensive range of solo and group exhibitions and remained an Art Gallery until October 2003 when it finally closed its door as an exhibition space. Artists who exhibited there include Jean Cooke, George Gault, Bernard Adeney, Fyffe Christie and John Christopherson.