At Happenstance studios we deliver affordable bespoke framing for artists by artists. Our extensive experience organizing and hanging exhibitions means we know how to give your artwork the presentation it deserves.
We provide a full pre-framing consultation that helps develop the innovative display solutions that will bring out the best in your art, framing to conservation level using exclusively natural wood and acid-free materials. Serving the art community of East London and beyond since 2010.
Happenstance Gallery is an independent and innovative pop-up gallery (est. 2010) best known for its annual Salon des Refusés exhibition, held in East London and now in it’s fourth year, in which art works rejected from the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition are exhibited in all their glory. Happenstance specialize in engaging art experiences, pioneering visitor interactivity through techniques such as voting on art work and radio broadcasting live interviews with artists and visitors.
Happenstance Gallery works with emerging and established artists in the UK, Eastern and Western Europe, with a particular focus on art that challenges perceptions and perspectives. Recent exhibitions have included street art, spiritual art, photography and word art.
June 2018 – Salon des Refusés 2018 in London. Venue TBA.
5 December 2014 – 31 January 2015 – Happenstance Collective at Romeo’s Sugar Free Bakery, Islington, London
4 December 2014 – 31 January 2015 – Bears & Babushkas: Lesya Kara-Kotsya Retrospective at Stories, Broadway Market, London
2 October – 30 November 2014 – Nine Circles of Heaven by Urte Janus & Ruta Pu at Stories, Broadway Market, London
30 August – 30 November 2014 – Solo Exhibition by Gemma Ebdon at Chez Le Boulanger, Islington, London
7 August – 27 September 2014 – Salon de Street Art II at Stories, Broadway Market, London
5 June – 31 July 2014 – The Trevor Lock Exhibition: ‘Does Anyone Know What ”I Love You Means”? – with doodles by Marla Born – at Stories, Broadway Market, London
3 – 13 July 2014 – Best of Salon des Refusés (2012-2014) at Londonewcastle Project Space, 28 Redchurch Street, Shoreditch, London E27DP
31 December 2013 – 30 August 2014 – Exhibition of original work and limited edition prints by TAZ at The Library bar, Islington (235 Upper Street, London N1 1RU).
18 May – 18 July 2014 – Terrible Twins at Happenstance Studios, London
21-22 February 2014 – Happenstance Art presents Jennifer Hedley at Parallax Art Fair, Chelsea Town Hall, London.
8 – 30 November – FUTURE VINTAGE, TAZ’s solo show @ Curio Cabal, London
11-14 June 2013 – Salon des Refusés 2013 at Hoxton Gallery, 12-18 Hoxton Street (entrance on Drysdale street), London E1 6NG
2 June – 2 August 2013 – Exhibition of Mandalas at Betty’s Coffee in Dalston (510 Kingsland Road, London E8 4AE)
26 November 2012 – 25 June 2013 – Exhibition of erotic photography by Serhiy Mykhalkiv at The Library Pub in Islington, London
December 2011 – December 2013 – Changing Exhibition of Limited Edition Prints @ Betty’s Coffee Shop (Dalston, London).
7 – 28 March 2013 – TOPIAS by Juan Carlos Verona @ Slaughter House Studios
December 2012 – February 2013 – FUTURE VINTAGE (Taz Art Show) at Betty’s Coffee Shop in Dalston, London
10-22 November 2012 – FUTURE VINTAGE (TAZ Art Show) & A Slightly Fancy Framing Fair @ Slaughter House, Hoxton, London
26 September – 26 November 2012 – KARAKOKO Exhibition (artwork by Lesya Kara-Kotsya) at The Library Pub (Islington, London)
26 June – 23 September 2012 – Around Waterloo in 90 minutes. Exhibition of Photography by Lembergerian. @ The Library Pub, Highbury&Islington station, 235 Upper street, London N11RU
2-31 August 2012 – Tarot Sport: Not an Olympic at Slaughter House, London
December 2011 – April 2012 – TAKE ME IN, the first post-feminist art exhibition @ The Library (Islington, London). An art show of original photography, oil on canvas and paper cuts, brought to you from Ukraine.
13 October – 7 November 2011 – Contemporary Ukrainian Art Show @ Flaxon Ptootch Salon&Gallery (Kentish Town, London).