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ANNOUNCEMENT – our first book is OUT NOW!

Navigating The Art World – Professional Practice For The Early Career Artist

Professional Practice

We’re SO excited to finally be able to release this into the world. Almost a year in the making, this book is the product of many long nights writing, interviewing, and editing, so its super nice to be able to let you see it.

The Special pre-order* price of £10 and free UK shipping is available for the first two weeks, then it will retail at £12.

“The art world is a place that can seem scary and impenetrable to an artist at the beginning of their journey. This book addresses and gives special attention to rarely discussed topics that underpin a professional practice within this field.

Whilst the list is not exhaustive, these opinion pieces give a glimpse behind the curtain, equipping artists with the practical tools needed to approach their career.”

Buy it HERE

Looking after your Mental Health during the Lockdown.

mental health


Staying productive and busy during times like these can definitely be beneficial. Having said that, it is as important as ever to look after your mental health in this unprecedented time. Make sure that you are giving yourselves some downtime, time to think, time to process, and to keep yourselves healthy. Here are some useful resources that we’ve found. 

How to look after your mental health during the Coronavirus outbreak

A comprehensive range of advice during the lockdown, from tips for employers and employees to look after their mental health, to advice regarding finance, housing, and unemployment worries. Read it HERE

Why You Should Ignore All That Coronavirus-Inspired Productivity Pressure

If you really want to spend time on yourself, this is a really interesting article from Dr Aisha Ahmad who has worked and lived under conditions of war, violent conflict, poverty, and disaster in many places around the world. She has experienced food shortages and disease outbreaks, as well as long periods of social isolation, restricted movement, and confinement. Read it HERE

Home workouts and youtube classes you can follow at home easily to keep fit and healthy

Staying active is essential for feeling good and healthy – this is even more necessary when we are locked inside for most of the day. Luckily, there are lots of resources out there that can help you stay active at home. Find them HERE

Tips from nutrition experts on how to maintain a healthy diet while in lockdown.

Eating well is also another useful way of affecting our mental state. It can be difficult to do this when out access to ingredients is more limited, but luckily these nutrition experts have taken this into account. Read it HERE

6 tips for mental health and wellbeing when staying at home

This list is helpful not only because it provides some tips of how to take care of your mental health, but it also provides some links to other useful resources. Read it HERE

Yoga With Adriene

Yoga with Adriene is a great channel with over 100 different yoga videos to help you stay healthy and calm at home. Suitable for all ages and abilities. Find it HERE


Related: Staying Productive during the lockdown.

Making the most of the Lockdown

During this seemingly never-ending lockdown, you might find yourself with more time on your hands than usual, and quite possibly, you’ll be looking for ways to fill it.

There are many places offering extra free material to aid you in this, so we decided to put together a little list of some great resources that you might find useful right now.




MoMA in New York are offering a few online courses that look amazing, some of the titles include: What Is Contemporary Art?, Seeing Through Photographs, and Art & Ideas: Teaching with Themes.

many of these courses require around 11 hours of learning time, can be done at your own pace, and are free to do (although you have to pay if you would like the certificate. More information can be found HERE

Edx is a great website that offers courses right the way from short courses that take a few hours, to accredited Masters Degrees. Most of the short courses are free (but again you have to pay if you want a certificate), and you can learn at your own pace. There are hundreds of courses to choose from, from institutions such as The University of Oxford, MIT, and Harvard University. Find out more HERE


MasterClass is the streaming platform that makes it possible for anyone to watch or listen to hundreds of video lessons taught by 80+ of the world’s best. Lessons are given by greats such as Martin Scorsese, Neil Gaiman, Malcolm Gladwell, Werner Herzog, Spike Lee and many more. Annual membership costs £170, and with that you have full access to all of the material from all of the courses. Find out more HERE

Shaw Academy

The Shaw Academy offers diplomas in subjects such as coding, social media marketing, and graphic design. Their courses are divided into 4 modules, and you can currently sign up to do the first module of any course in 30 days for free. IF you wish to complete the full 16 week Cours, most are around £150. Keep an eye out for one-click purchasing on here, as there are quite a few buttons that will charge you for extra material if clicked. Learn more HERE

New Skills Academy

The New Skills Academy offers a multitude of CPD-accredited courses, and regularly offer discounts through things like Groupon and Wowcher. Their site is currently down for maintenance, but can usually be viewed HERE

Oxford University

Oxford University offers lots of short courses that can be done at your own pace. Many of them are free, and they also offer some more in-depth courses at a reduced rate. These can be viewed HERE


Video – How to Learn any Language in Six Months by Chris Lonsdale

Chris Lonsdale is Managing Director of Chris Lonsdale & Associates, a company established to catalyse breakthrough performance for individuals and senior teams. In addition, he has also developed a unique and integrated approach to learning that gives people the means to acquire complex technical knowledge in short periods of time. This talk is about learning languages specifically, but the approaches are easily-transferrable. Watch it HERE

Video – The first 20 hours – how to learn anything by Josh Kaufman

Josh Kaufman is the author of the #1 international bestseller, ‘The Personal MBA: Master the Art of Business’, as well as the upcoming book ‘The First 20 Hours: Mastering the Toughest Part of Learning Anything.’ Josh specialises in teaching people from all walks of life how to master practical knowledge and skills. In his talk, he shares how having his first child inspired him to approach learning in a whole new way. Watch it HERE

Video – How to motivate yourself to change your behaviour by Tali Sharot 

Dr. Tali Sharot is a neuroscientist at University College London and the director of the Affective Brain Lab. She is a faculty member of the department of Experimental Psychology, a Wellcome Trust Fellow, and currently a visiting Professor at Harvard Medical School. Her research focuses on how emotion, motivation, and social factors influence our expectations, decisions, and memories. Watch it HERE


21 Educational Podcasts

Here is a great list of 21 educational podcasts that can be listened to whenever, on topics such as history, politics, health, and many more. Thanks to Listen Money Matters for this amazing list. Read it HERE

The Delphian Podcast

What better time than now is there to catch up on the 20+ episodes of our podcast? Listen on Spotify, iTunes, Podbean, or HERE


Project Gutenberg

Project Gutenberg is a library of over 60,000 free eBooks. Choose among free epub and Kindle eBooks, download them or read them online. You will find the world’s great literature here, with focus on older works for which U.S. copyright has expired. Thousands of volunteers digitized and diligently proofread the eBooks, for enjoyment and education. Find it HERE


Art Model Tips

Art Model Tips is a free-to-use catalogue of thousands of life model poses. Including seating, standing, crouching and recumbent poses from all body types, this is a resource that is invaluable for figurative artists. It also provides a lot of advice and FAQs for models, and those hosting life drawing sessions. Find it HERE

Online Life Drawing

Hackney Wick Life Drawing are offering online life drawing for a minimal fee, and they are now excepting those currently engaging with #NHS mental health services and offering HLWD sessions as a free online prescription if referred by a doctor. Find out more HERE


Related: Looking after your mental health

#LockdownEditions is NOW LIVE!


As we’re sure you’re aware, this pandemic is having a profound effect upon artists everywhere. Whilst we (as a small gallery) aren’t able to help everyone, we think it’s important to support our artists in whatever way we can.

The lack of a regular income is made doubly trying when twinned with an economic downturn that has no immediate end date in sight. Artists not only have to pay rent for their homes during this but also the rent for their studios.

Galleries are struggling too, as the high overheads that come with having a gallery space and staff need paying regardless. Times are tough for everyone.

We at Delphian are in a fortunate situation at present, as not having a permanent gallery space or any staff, our overheads are much smaller than those crippling so many others.

From the very start, we wanted Delphian to be a catalyst for a new way of working. 

The one overarching aim present in everything we do is to use our platform to support these emerging artists whose work we are so excited by, in whatever ways we can.

For the reasons outlined above, we think that now is a time that galleries like us need to step-up.

For the duration of this lockdown, we will be releasing a new print each week, from some of our favourite contemporary artists. 

We will not be taking a share of the profits for these prints.

After the nominal print costs have been accounted for, the remaining ~90% goes directly to the artists themselves. We won’t be taking a penny.

Artists need our help now more than ever. #LockdownEditions is our way of trying to counter some of the negative impacts this lockdown is having.

To learn more, and to buy prints, please click HERE

For more editions from Delphian Gallery, click HERE

Florence Hutchings’ Book – The Doors of Perception

We are so excited to have released the first book of Florence Hutchings’ work! The Doors of Perception features a new series of paintings and drawings inspired by the artists’ spatial understanding of walking through her apartment, that she initially painted as a large-scale book. The book features a 7.8-metre continuous painting that depicts a walk around the most intimate of spaces, Florence’s own home.

  • 58 pages / A5
  • Limited Edition of 50
  • Hand-signed by the artist
  • Hardcover, clothbound
  • Gold foil cover and spine
  • Litho print on uncoated, matt 120gsm paper  

“The work for this show really started to come together when I made a fold-out sketchbook that walks the viewer around my entire flat, through the living room, bedroom, bathroom, and finishing in the kitchen. 

Within my work, I’ve always been interested in the everyday interior that surrounds me, so when making this book I realised something I had been missing out on – the doors that led you into each interior. For this reason, I found the average size of a door and made six different full-sized door paintings, as well as works on paper in this ratio. This format was challenging, but it helped me to enrich the merging of working from life with the more abstract elements. Sometimes this makes the viewer question what it is they are looking at, and this is an element I enjoy within my work. 

I’m very excited to be showing my work for the first time ever in Paris as it is my favourite city I’ve visited, I love the art collections there. Bonnard, Picasso, Matisse, and Braque have been massive influences on these and many other of my paintings, so I feel honoured to show in a city where their work is shown in abundance.” – Florence Hutchings

This first edition of the book sold out in just three hours – but fear not! A second edition is coming soon!

To be placed on the waiting list for the second edition of the book, please email us at

Tom French RIP

Tom French

“On Christmas Day, after a hard and courageous battle with cancer, which was fought with so much dignity, strength and incredible courage, we said our last goodbyes to Tom. A visionary artist, much loved husband, father, son, brother, friend and inspiration to many. Tom reached the hearts and minds of friends and strangers with his beautiful soul, kindness, understanding, patience and strength. He awed and inspired so many people with his beautiful, meaningful artwork of great vision, depth of emotion and insight. May his legacy live on in his work and the hearts and minds of those he touched with his incredible talent and beautiful soul. 
In accordance with Tom’s wishes there will be an exhibition of his final paintings, which he continued to work towards until his death. Information of which will be released at a later date. We hope you will share in remembering Tom with us this day. ‘When he shall die 
Take him and cut him out in little stars,
And he will make the force of heaven so fine
That all the world will be in love with the night
And pay no heed to the garish sun.’”

His last works are being shown at The Unit this evening.

For More:

Tom’s website

Collaboration in the Art World


Delphian Gallery and Guts Gallery welcome you to join us for a free talk on the 3rd December at 7.30pm. To further pursue the themes of our joint exhibition, we will be discussing notions of collaboration and support within the art world.

Due to social, political, and economic disparity, we have noticed that subsequent divisions have emerged in the art world – people are pitted against each other in competition. We endeavour to work against this system, encouraging discussion of radical new ways in which art practitioners can work together and support each other, breaking down the competitive paradigm. 

Working together, we can collaborate on different ways to create a more inclusive, supportive, and progressive environment for the arts industry – with the potential of a more welcoming space for all. 

We are honoured to present a diverse selection of speakers, including Aindrea Emelife, Martha May Ronson and Delphian and Guts directors Benjamin Murphy, Nick JS Thompson, and Ellie Pennick. The talk and exhibition will be presented at the new creative complex The Factory in Dalston, where we hope to inspire new ideas. 

See you there!


Collaboration with Guts – Delphian X Guts Exhibition

Join us for the private view of our collaboration with Guts Gallery – Delphian X Guts

Collaboration with Guts

Private View

Thursday 28th November 6-9pm
Exhibition continues until Wednesday 4th December

Socially, politically, and economically, we are living in trying times. These difficulties create division, and division breeds competition. We endeavour to support all art-world practitioners wherever possible, whether they reciprocate or otherwise, and to collaborate with what would (by some) be called our direct competitors. We believe that the art-world would be a much more open, supportive, and progressive place to work if we started working together, rather than pulling apart. For this reason, Delphian and Guts have decided to join forces.

Exhibiting Artists

Douglas Cantor
Florence Hutchings
Geoffrey Bohm
Igor Moritz
Jake Grewal
Lauren Roche
Morteza Khakshoor
Rachael McCully
Sebastian Eriksson
Sunyoung Hwang
Tania Alvarez
Valerie Savchits

Generously supported by The Factory, Crate Brewery & JARR Kombucha

*RSVP for the guest list by clicking the free ticket below*


Opening Hours
Monday: 11am — 5pm
Tuesday — Friday: 11am — 7pm
Saturday: 8am — 7pm
Sunday: 10am — 6pm

For more info, click HERE

Delphian X Guts

Delphian X Guts


Join us for the private view of the Delphian Gallery X Guts Gallery collaboration exhibition with the most exciting contemporary art around.

Private View Thursday 28th November 6-9pm
Exhibition continues until Wednesday 4th December

Socially, politically, and economically, we are living in trying times. These difficulties create division, and division breeds competition. We endeavour to support all art-world practitioners wherever possible, whether they reciprocate or otherwise, and to collaborate with what would (by some) be called our direct competitors. We believe that the art-world would be a much more open, supportive, and progressive place to work if we started working together, rather than pulling apart. For this reason, Delphian and Guts have decided to join forces.

Exhibiting Artists

Douglas Cantor, Florence Hutchings, Geoffrey Bohm, Igor Moritz, Jake Grewal, Lauren Roche, Morteza Khakshoor, Rachael McCully, Sebastian Eriksson, Sunyoung Hwang, Tania Alvarez, Valerie Savchits.

Generously supported by The Factory and Crate Brewery

Opening Hours
Monday: 11am — 5pm
Tuesday — Friday: 11am — 7pm
Saturday: 8am — 7pm
Sunday: 10am — 6pm


*RSVP for the guest list here*


For the catalogue of available works, click HERE


For more about our past shows, click HERE

Divergent Motion – New Show Announcement!

Delphian Gallery is pleased to present Divergent Motion, our first annual summer group show featuring artists working across painting, drawing, collage, and sculpture.

Our summer show provides the opportunity to continue a visual conversation with previously exhibited artists by showcasing their new work alongside other exciting contemporary artists whom we have yet had the pleasure to show.

divergent motion

Artwork by Florence Hutchings

Join us for the private view by clicking THIS LINK

In this exhibition, divergent practices are unified by a sense of unruly expression. Participating artists include:

Florence Hutchings (
Jesse Draxler (
Francisco Mendes Moreira (
Cannon Dill (
Benjamin Murphy (
Beth Rodway (
Klaus Is Koming (
Lou Ros (
Jerry Kowalski (
Cathy Tabbakh (
Paul Weiner (
Galina Munroe (
Jake Grewal (
Claire Johnson (
Tess Williams (
Mike Ballard (
Nick JS Thompson (
Rusudan Khizanishvili (

***RSVP for the guest list in the ticket link above***

Exhibition graciously supported by theprintspace, London’s premiere fine art printers.