Start-up of the week: Haggerston’s Roaming Gallery ‘will fill a gap in the market’

The shop where the Roaming Gallery is setting up

The shop where the Roaming Gallery is setting up - Credit: Archant

The Gazette hunts high and low each week to bring you news of the most interesting and unusual new businesses in Hackney. This week we speak to the curator of a new art gallery who hopes it will fill a mid-range niche in the market.

The Roaming Gallery in Kingsland Road will support young people into the commercial art world so they can make a living from what they do, and will help people who don’t usually collect art build up their own collections.

Prices will range from £30 to £3,000.

Christopher Huynh, 28, who came up with the idea, said: “The collections will be in between affordable art – which can sometimes be a bit rubbish to be honest – and works that you would find in other art galleries, which would be out of my price range even though I work in the art world. They can start at £10,000 for a painting. So instead of saying ‘I want this poster’, you can buy original art works.”