How do artist/curator-run galleries and projects defined primarily as sites of communication manifest? What position can and should we occupy in relation to the broader arts ecology, to the commercial art world, to institutionalism? How can we advance emergent discourse via increased interaction on a local, national and international level? Can adopting and re-purposing existing structures benefit the self-organising artist and curator? How is social capital accrued, by what mechanisms and for what can it be exchanged? Does participation equal collaboration? Does authorship become fluid in the artist/curator run context? Is an exhibition an artwork? Is an organisation an artist?

Sluice - run by artists and curators - assumes the form of a collaborative, provocative artwork. The authors of which are everyone that comes into contact with the project.
Sluice strategically adopts structures in order to showcase artist, curator and emergent discourse, projects and galleries.

In addition to our extramural activities, exhibitions, talks, screenings, magazine, we stage a non-profit Biennial in London and a roaming international expo every alternate year:

● Sluice_2011 / London
● Sluice_2013 / London
● Exchange Rates expo 2014 / NYC
● Sluice_2015 / London
● Exchange Rates expo 2016 / NYC
● Sluice Biennial 2017 / London

Founder / Director / Karl England 
Founder / Director / Education / Ben Street
Production Manager / Paul Cole

Publishing Director / Karl England 
Editor / Tash Kahn 
Associate Editors / Ben Street 

Publisher / Sluice
Design + Typography / Christian Küsters
Type Foundry / Colophon, London
Distribution / Central Books

© 2018
ISSN 2398-8398
EAN 9772398839005


Lindsay Friend
Keran James
Daniel Devlin

Sluice is comprised of a core team, a selection of informal advisors, the ever changing cast of participating galleries and projects, the artists that run those projects and the artists those projects work with, and finally all the people that have worked with Sluice over the years, these include:

Sluice exists in different formats and manifests in response to structural requirements. In all cases in the first instance a curatorial proposal is sought. Consideration is also given to the programmatic background of the project.

Sluice is non-institutional and non-profit. If you are unfamiliar with Sluice, read the 'about' section prior to submitting. If you wish to be considered for future Sluice projects please drop us a line.

The Sluice Gallery works predominantly with artist/curator-run projects. We also work with independent curators and artists to stage ambitious group and (occasionally) solo exhibitions.

  First Annual Members' Exhibition  
  Local Anywhere  
Identities are cast and recast against interpersonal exposure and community based exchange. Whilst acknowledging the importance of being locally grounded, emerging nationalistic tendencies demonstrate the need for exchange that is global rather than merely local or national. Local Anywhere applies these ideas of mutual advancement by working with artists whose work references translocalism, transnationalism, network and collaboration.

● The annual members show is selected from current Sluice members.
● Exhibitors will be announced on November 4th
● Work must be delivered 1 December 12-4pm (unless posted)
● The exhibition will run from 6 - 28 December 2018
● Delivery and collection of artwork is the responsibility of the artist.
● Each member is entitled to submit two works for juried selection.
● Send digital submissions to
● Deadline for submissions is 31 October

● Become a member by signing up here

If you're interested in writing for the Sluice magazine drop us a line and we'll send you a copy of our editorial guidelines.

Sluice Exchange Berlin will run from 16 - 18 November. Applications only open to artist/curator-run galleries and projects.