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About Peltz Gallery

Peltz Gallery invites artists, academics and audiences to re-examine the world through art. Based in Birkbeck School of Arts in Bloomsbury, our exhibitions combine artistic practice and academic research, and are uniquely driven by questions about culture. We profile the work of emerging and established artists from the UK and internationally, bringing rare and underexplored subjects to public view, and we showcase the creative, interdisciplinary and experimental research of the School's academics and postgraduates. Recent exhibitions include Refugees, Newcomers, Citizens: Migration Stories from Picture Post,1938-56, Leonardo da Vinci and Perpetual Motion: Visualising Impossible Machines, and Art at the Frontier of Film Theory: Laura Mulvey and Peter Wollen – a range of topics characteristic of the Peltz’s eclectic programming.

Peltz Gallery was founded in 2013 with the help of a generous donation from Elizabeth and Daniel Peltz. It is at the heart of the creative hub that Birkbeck School of Arts, which also includes the RIBA award-winning Cinema, and a dedicated performance space.

Daniel and Elizabeth Peltz

  • Daniel Peltz OBE completed the MA Renaissance Studies at Birkbeck in 2009. 
  • Daniel and Elizabeth Peltz were instrumental in funding the Peltz Gallery project and scholarships within the School of Arts. Daniel is a Fellow of the College and is also a member of Birkbeck’s Estates Committee, where he advises the governors on property matters.  
  • Daniel and Elizabeth were keen to fund the restoration of Peltz Gallery. The restoration revealed period features and upgraded it in a style complementary with both the historic legacy of the School of Arts building and the modern design of Birkbeck’s RIBA award-winning Cinema.

Peltz Personnel 

  • Director of the Peltz Gallery/Chair of the Arts Space Steering Committee: Louise Owen
  • Events and Communications Team Leader: Annie Hui
  • Events and Exhibitions Producer: Adam Castle

Members of the Arts Space Steering Committee  

Director's reports