Isokon Gallery: Modernism at the Mall

Posted on 16/5/2023

The Isokon’s 2023 feature exhibition tells the story of the Mall Studios, an artists’ enclave in NW3 where Barbara Hepworth, Ben Nicholson, Henry Moore and Herbert Read changed the face of 20th Century British Art.

Built in 1872, in a quiet alley behind Parkhill Road, these purpose-built artists’ studios became the home, workspace and social nexus of Britain’s avant-garde in the 1930s. This fascinating exhibition is curated by architect, artist and sculptor, Celia Scott – herself a Mall Studios resident.  It outlines the origins of the Mall Studios and their celebrated residents over 150 years; from the buildings’ construction and first artists; their development as the epicentre of the Modern Movement in London; through to the present day. 

For further information, including a brilliant video interview of Celia, visit  

Isokon Gallery, Lawn Road, London, NW3 2XD; free admission from 11 am to 4pm on Saturday and Sunday; no booking required.