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Top 4 reviews of Riflemaker
A fantastic gallery in the heart of Soho!
From what I can gather, this gallery is indeed a former riflemaker's shop, dating back to 1712 (!)
Buzzer entry required, but don't let this put you off - the gallery assistants are friendly, approachable and more than happy to converse (as opposed to certain other small galleries in London *ahem*).
My friend and I came to see 'Voodoo - Hoochie Coochie... more
The Riflemaker was opened in 2004, and is housed in one of London's oldest buildings, a Georgian riflemakers workshop dating from 1712.
The building has a rough and ready feel to it, beautifully uneven creaky wooden floorboards, and the old narrow, dimly lit staircase, bring a completely different edge to the traditional white washed gallery walls that we're used to.
I saw a great show a few... more
Riflemaker is an ancient house turned into a chic Soho gallery. You think there's only the first wooden floor as you walk in but it turns out there are multiple floors, above and below you, tastefully hung with artwork or paintings or anything else it wants to show.
They do art from artists of all kinds, usually ones who are notworthy or have made a mark somewhere in the art world.
Having in the past been a fan of William S. Burroughs' written work, I was astonished to find the relatively unheard of Riflemaker gallery that was exhibiting a large selection of his artwork. As I walked into the the building--a small space that seems to have been preserved from the Georgian era (complete with creaking floorboards)--I was greeted by a young hipster who was keen to fill me in... more