Be Smart About Art

Talk, Tour + Networking at the MMX Gallery's exhibition, 'The Sun Beyond the Shadow', a solo show by Valda Bailey

London event for art world professionals

Date: March 9, 2018, 6:30 p.m. - March 9, 2018, 8:30 p.m. UK time (see time converter)

Location: MMX Gallery, 448 New Cross Rd | London | SE14 6TY

Overground / South Eastern Rail: New Cross


Price: Members go free | Non-Members 8.50 GBP early bird (to March) 9.95 GBP full ticket inc on-the-door

#besmartaboutart networking is a monthly opportunity to meet artists, curators & other art world peers, view exhibitions and spaces, and expand knowledge – creative and professional alike!

This spring, Be Smart About Art has photography on the brain!

In March, we are heading to the MMX Gallery, a gallery specialising in photography and photographic art, to meet Gallery Founders, Mark and Magdalena Shackleton. This event comes just as we are powering up for The Photography Collective’s exhibition in April + Dr Chris King’s (BSAA’s Photographer) solo show with Curious Duke Gallery. We couldn’t be more excited!

To make things even more awesome, the event will be facilitated by special guest Rhiannon Stanford, who brings with her a wealth of industry knowledge and expertise.  Rhiannon is part of both the Marketing and Production Teams at Metro Imaging. She joined the the Old Girls’ Club, a network dedicated to supporting women in photography and lens based creative media, in 2017 and will be providing her three top networking tips!

About the Exhibition + MMX Gallery:

MMX Gallery was founded in an old photography studio in 2014 by Mark and Magdalena Shackleton. It is a contemporary photography gallery specialising in exhibiting new and established photographers and photographic artists.

‘The Sun Beyond the Shadow’ (9 February – 10 March), is a solo exhibition of photography by British artist and photographer Valda Bailey. Bailey combines her influences of painting and photography to create works which are not representational but rather convey feelings evoked by an experience of landscape. Multiple exposures, intentional camera movement and the incorporation of precious metals such as copper leaf give each print its own unique style.

Find out more about:

The MMX Gallery
 and connect with the team on social media:

Facebook: @MMXGallery  | Twitter: @MMXGallery | Instagram @MMXGallery

The Old Girls’ Club and connect on social media:

Facebook:  @theoldgirlsclub Twitter: @the_OGC | Instagram: @theoldgirlsclub

Metro Imaging:

Facebook: @metroimaging Twitter: @metroimaging  Instagram: @metroimaging


About the Event:

With arrivals starting at 6.30pm, all attendees will be invited to browse the exhibition as well as talk with fellow visitors, as well as Mark and Magdalena Shackleton and Rhiannon Stanford at part of the Marketing and Production teams at Metro Imaging and prominent member of the Old Girls’ Club. Approximately half way through the event, Rhiannon will facilitate a Q+A with Magdalena + Mark, providing insight into the exhibition, the gallery and future plans and programming. This will be followed by Rhiannon's top networking tips. 

Note that arrivals are welcome at any time between 6.30-8.30pm.

Ready to go? Book your place and we'll look forward to seeing you there!


This monthly BSAA Members' event has been running since 2012. Free for Members to attend, individuals who have not yet joined our professional community are welcome to book a visitor ticket and attend once prior to committing to join Be Smart About Art.

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Image: Valda Bailey, Starburst.