About

Have you ever wandered about a gallery and thought how much you liked a painting and how it would look on your wall? It might be a classical painting, a modernist work, a photo or a print? Well, now you can. With the collection at the Holloway Art Lending Library we are showing our commitment to this idea with work by many artists in a wide variety of styles and materials.

Since the project launched in 2015, The Holloway Art Lending Library has helped artists and borrowers to come together under one roof. By encouraging artists to lend or donate their work to the Library we have enabled many people to come along and browse the selection, on display at Resource for London, then if they see something they like they can take it home for three months, for no charge.
Many of the works on display are also available for sale, should borrowers like them so much they can’t do without them! Just ask if you want to know more.

As a library though, the first step is to allow YOU to borrow a picture, photo, print or drawing and hang a piece of original art on your wall. You can have it for three months for no charge, then return it at the next lending session and take another piece to replace it. It’s as simple as that!

Art from the collection will be available for members to borrow at one of our quarterly Member sessions. To view the available work, on permanent display in Resource for London‘s ground floor cafe and at the Brick & Olive cafe.
Please contact the venues to check that the gallery is open before visiting.

Part of the HALL gallery exhibit in Resource for London Cafe

We exist on donations to keep the collection viable. This is used to cover the framing, repairing, hanging and maintenance costs for a small library.
To support Holloway Art Lending Library in this work and enable HALL to continue exhibiting and lending art to the public for no charge, we have set up a funding site for donations.

Many thanks to Resource for London, the Brick & Olive cafe, Ethical Property, Art & Soul Frames, Islington Libraries, and Cowling and Wilcox for their support for the Art Lending Library.