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The Advocacy Of Physical, Haptic, Live And Cutting Edge Technological Work

An immediate impact the between artist and audience. With this the spectator experiences first-hand the purity of the message of the work of art at the moment it is revealed, in the fullness of its power.

We at the gallery believe that art can be seen not only as an idea or image which unfurls over time, but as something revelatory.

A manifestation is born and immortalised in one.


MILKandLEAD started as an independent art gallery in October 2009. We provided a space for contemporary artists and sought to provide a platform that would act as a place of exposure for new talent. The gallery immersed itself in the sub-culture scene, reaching a wide and varied audience. The hallmark of MILKandLEAD was that we offered the possibility of an interactive experience for both the audience and artist into the world of art, music and performance.

MILKandLEAD is now a Charitable Incorporated Organisation, enabling us to seek out and provide funding for new and exciting artists from many alternative scenes and disciplines. The Charity is supported by a diverse range of institutions, organisations and independent donations.

We are providing a dynamic platform for cultural innovation and contemporary art. This will be translated into workshops and seminars open to everyone. This interactive and interdisciplinary approach to contemporary art will provide many exciting possibilities for both emerging artists, critics and audiences.

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    Cultural Messengers: Voices of the Now

    MILKandLEAD Art Gallery artists represent the current social and cultural movements. They represent the many aspects of revolutionary new contemporary art.

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    Cutting Edge - Contemporary Spectacles

    MILKandLEAD Art Gallery showcases and helps develop ideas, practices and responses to identity, physicality and sexuality. Sound, visuals, and other senses are all brought to the edge of familiar experience with the work that we curate and commission.

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    Sound Art Biennale
    Every two years new concepts and unconventional forms of sound expression are represented by international artists invited to showcase their research.
    DELIQUIUM highlights the international reach of the under-side of culture. It is a unique chance to see the evolution of sound; a melting pot where ideas, concepts and music design technology merge together to give the audience a revelation that is a sign of the sound of the now.
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    Workshops, Lectures and Seminars

    MILKandLEAD Art Gallery workshops, lectures and seminars are a unique learning context, with the aim of encouraging individuals to engage with contemporary art and culture. These events are run by professionals, teachers, artists and creative experts.


MILKandLEAD Art Gallery is constantly looking for the revolutionary and new in contemporary art.

Your art will be selected to give you the opportunity to represent the current social and cultural movements.

Exhibitions will be shown at the MILKandLEAD Art Gallery and other locations in and around the London area.


MILKandLEAD’s workshops, seminars and lectures are a unique opportunity for you to explore contemporary art.

These events take place in hired spaces where participants encounter artists alongside their artwork and/or experts in the field of contemporary art. Focused on critical and practical skills related to contemporary culture where participants are asked to explore new concepts with an approach to learning based on interaction between the participants.

Each session is tailor-made to approach different interests in the field of contemporary art, and in some cases certain skills/interests will be required. The programmes are open to all, but in some cases limited space and age restrictions will be applied.

Relevant certificate of participation (audio, video, photo, written) will be provided.

Chief Executives

Francesco Vertucci
Founder / Artistic Director

Francesco is responsible for conceiving, developing, and implementing the artistic vision and focus of MILKandLEAD. He is involved in the ongoing decisions about the development of the aesthetic values of the gallery. His areas of expertise include research into subculture and exhibition design.

Francesco Carvelli
Managing Director

Francesco leads MILKandLEAD by managing the development, coordination and delivery of its strategy. He is responsible for the management of the day-to-day operation of the gallery and overseeing it’s operating model.

Board of Trustees

Jasmine Bälder

Jasmine is passionate about art with a background in fashion design. She has been involved in different art projects, performances and theatre. She supports the MILKandLEAD Art Gallery research.

Michaele Hawkins

Michaele has over 20 years project management experience in the private and public sector, with a career focus on the development and management of highly successful volunteer programmes.

Violetta Wojcik

Violetta is an enthusiastic art fellow, currently working as an Insurance Broker in the City of London. She supports MILKandLEAD Art Gallery with the administrative and legal aspects, and public relations.

References: Walter Benjamin, Martin Heidegger, Antonin Artaud, Ludwig Wittgenstein.
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