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The Contemporary London is an innovative online platform for emerging artists, curators and writers. We represent and support emerging art practitioners and facilitators, promote their work, build their portfolio of experience and help them with all aspects of their professional development. 

 

The website serves as a vibrant outlet for creatives to generate online content, thereby enabling artists to exhibit work, writers to publish reviews, features and interviews and curators to design online and pop-up exhibitions.

 
The Contemporary London is designed to provide support, experience and exposure for the creative community’s new talents of the future, enabling them to add to their portfolio and further their career in art.
 

What is Emerging Art?

Emerging art can be a multitude of different things and definitions can be quite broad. In essence emerging art is new, exciting and experimental contemporary art. The Contemporary London sources the best and most talented emerging artist in their formative years to provide them with an innovative platform for creative and professional development. 

What makes us different?

We have identified a gap in the market for a gallery, be it physical or online, to  provide an innovative, cohesive and experimental platform for emerging artists, curators and writers. By bringing together different types of emerging art practitioners we encourage collaboration and the creation of a new network of emerging talent. 

Furthermore, many existing online galleries present all the works by a given artist, whereas we have a strong emphasis on curation with our online and pop-up exhibitions (in addition to the ability to find out more about specific artists and take a look at their entire online portfolio). Our dynamic and ever-changing  exhibition programmes for our website and our pop-up shows continually engage our visitors and introduce you to our cutting-edge and provocative artists and works. 

How does The Contemporary London select their artists?

We are dedicated to sourcing the most promising emerging artists. The art we represent reflects the kind of art that we love and feel passionately about. We only take on a relatively small number of artists at any one time, allowing us to invest time and energy into each individual to ensure that we are not only promoting their work to the best of our ability but also cultivating a strong relationship with them.

What services do we provide?

- Curatorial: We organise online and pop-up exhibitions
- Project manage and produce site specific installations
- Commission new works by promising emerging artists
- A privileged insight into the best recent graduate artwork via our website
- Professional development opportunities and advice for artists, curators and writers
- Art hire service: We offer short-term and long-term hire opportunities for private homes and corporate venues
- Art advisory: We offer art consultancy, source artists and help you grow your emerging art collection

How can I get involved with The Contemporary London?

The Contemporary London supports emerging artists, curators and writers and we are always looking for promising art talent to get involved. If you are an artist and would like us to consider your portfolio for a future online exhibition or pop-up show, an emerging curator with a great idea for an exhibition or a writer interested in having your work published on our website you can find out more in the Contact Us page. Job opportunities will be advertised on our website, our Facebook page and on our Twitter page.

Im interested in purchasing a piece, can I arrange to view the piece in person?

Yes of course. Our website showcases high quality images of each artwork, however, we understand that sometimes it is important to see the piece in person before making a purchase.  Please feel free to contact us to arrange a viewing.  We also offer a full 14-day refund on all online purchases if you are not 100% happy. 

Can I commission a work from an artist or pre-order a future work?

We work closely with our artists and would be happy to convey your request to them. However, please note both commissions and pre-orders are at the discretion of the artist and we will do our best to ensure that your needs are provided for.  Please don’t hesitate to contact us and we will happily tend to your enquiry.

I would like to find out more about a piece…

We would be happy to discuss any piece that you are interested in and provide you with more information or answer any questions you may have. Please feel free to send us a message from our Contact Us page.

Are there any extra charges in addition to the price of the artwork?

Currently, VAT is not payable on purchases from our website. Future VAT charges will be included in all prices quoted on the website.  For purchases made on the website delivery costs will be displayed before you proceed with your final payment. Please see our Delivery Information page for details.

What modes of payment do you accept?

For orders made through our website we are able to accept Visa, Visa Electron, MasterCard, Maestro, Switch and American Express. For orders not processed via our website payments can be made via Cheque or Bank Transfer.

Is the artwork insured during delivery?

All items are insured during delivery.  In the case that any goods are received damaged please contact us immediately.

What is your returns policy?

We are happy to offer our customers a full 14-day returns policy with full refund if you are not 100% satisfied with your purchase. If you would like to return an item please contact us upon receiving the item. The buyer may be responsible for covering the delivery costs of returning the work.  Please see our T&Cs for more information.

For any other questions you can email us at [email protected]

The Contemporary London LLP (“we” or “us”) is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. By consenting to and agreeing to the terms of the Privacy Policy you also expressly consent and agree to us processing your data in the manner set out in the Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy describes the information we collect from you, or that you provide to us and how we use that information. This privacy policy applies to the  www.thecontemporarylondon.com (“the website”) provided by The Contemporary London LLP.

The Contemporary London takes the privacy of your personal information very seriously and will use your information only in accordance with the terms of this Privacy Policy. We will not sell or rent your personally identifiable information or a list of our customers to third parties. Our Payments merchant is PayPal and we highly recommend reading their legal agreements to inform yourself as to their privacy policy. If you have any questions pertaining to the Privacy Policy please address these to The Contemporary London at Flat 1, 27 Queen’s Gate Terrace, London SW7 5PR or [email protected]

An Important Note About Children
Our services are not available to children and we ask that persons under the age of 18 do not submit any personal information to us. If you are under 18 years old, you can use this service only in conjunction with and under the supervision of a parent or guardian.

Information we may collect
We may collect personal information from you to provide you with a safe, efficient and personalised experience on our website. We only collect personal information about you that we deem necessary for this purpose. In general you may browse our website without giving us any personal information about yourself. The following lists circumstances in which we may collect information from you:

  • Information that you provide by filling in forms on the website.
  • Information provided when you submit your cv to us.
  • Information provided when you voluntarily submit online exhibition proposals, articles, interviews, reviews or other written material for publication on our website.
  • Information provided when you sign up for our mailing list.
  • Information provided if you choose to leave feedback on our website.
  • We may also ask for your details if you report a problem with our website.
  • We may also keep records of your purchases to enable us to inform you of future works or artist that you may like.

In some cases our artists may wish to know some of the details of past collectors of their work for their personal records, if you do not wish for us to disclose this information please let us know.

The required information may include your name, address, phone number, and email address. In order to process your payments through PayPal services you may also be required to  include your Credit or Debit card details or bank account information.

We may automatically collect and process certain information based on your use of the website. ‘Cookies’ are small files of data that reside on your computer and may allow us to recognise and gain information. We may collect information about your computer, including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration and to report aggregate information to our advertisers, partners or affiliates. This is statistical data about users' browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual.
We may obtain information about your general internet usage to help us to improve our Website and the services We offer. 
You may refuse to accept ‘cookies’ by activating the appropriate setting on your browser. However, if you select this setting you may be unable to access certain parts of Our Website. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system may issue cookies when you use our website.

If you send us correspondence, including emails, we may retain such information in our records. We may also retain customer service correspondence and other correspondence from us to you. We may retain these records in order to keep records of our relationship, to measure and improve our customer service, and to investigate potential fraud and violations of our Terms and Conditions. We may, over time, delete these records if permitted by law.

The information held by us about you is used only for our internal purposes and in some cases in  collaboration with our partners. Generally, we will not supply your details to our clients without seeking your permission first.
If, at any stage, you do not want us to use your data in any particular way or at all, please contact Flat 1, 27 Queen’s gate Terrace, London SW7 5PR or [email protected]

We provide users with the opportunity to access and in some cases remove the information held in our database. Any access request may be subject to a fee of £10 to meet our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you.

Partners or Affiliates
Our site may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of our partner networks, advertisers and affiliates.  If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies.  Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.

Disclaimer
Unfortunately, due to the nature of the internet some transmission of information may not be completely secure. We endeavour to protect your personal data, however we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site and any transmission is at your own risk. Once We have received your information, We will take reasonable steps to ensure that information about You is treated securely and in accordance with Our Privacy Policy to prevent unauthorised access.

Notification of Changes
Any amendments, deletions or additions
we may make to our Privacy Policy in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by e-mail.

For further information or assistance please email [email protected] or call +44(0)207 589 8995

Copyright © 2011 The ContemporaryLondon LLP. All rights reserved.
 

 

About Us
The proprietor of this website -  www.thecontemporarylondon.com - and supplier of the Artworks via the Website is The Contemporary London LLP, a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales under company number OC355470 with its registered office at 27 Queens Gate, Terrace Flat 1, London, SW7 5PR (“we”, “us”, “our”, “Contemporary London”).  If you wish to contact us, please use: [email protected] or our main contact address as our postal address. 

General
These terms and conditions (“Terms”) apply to the sale of original artwork and limited edition prints (“Artworks”) by us from the website  www.thecontemporarylondon.com and any other website owned by us now or in the future including any website attached to any top level or country level domains we own incorporating the words “thecontemporarylondon” (the “Website”).

These Terms are the terms and conditions on which we agree to sell the Artworks to customers (“you”) and you agree to purchase Artworks from us via the Website and will form the basis of the contract between us and you for the sale of the Artworks.  The language for the conclusion of any contract between you and us for the sale of the Artworks will be English. 

By placing an order for any Artwork via the Website you agree to accept these Terms which apply to the exclusion of all other terms and conditions proposed by you.  We point out the provisions under the heading Limitation of Liability in particular which limit our liability to you. Terms in these Terms in the singular shall include the plural and vice versa.  Whenever the words “include” and “including” are used they are deemed to have the words “without limitation” following them and are to be interpreted without limitation.  

You may use our Website for private and personal non-commercial use only, i.e. to view and print portions of our Website for the sole purpose of purchasing Artworks. The materials on our Website may not be used for any other purpose.

We reserve the right to amend or update the Website and these Terms from time to time without notice.  Any changes to these Terms will be posted on our Website.  You will be deemed to be bound by any changes from the first time you access the Website after they are posted on the Website so please review these Terms regularly to ensure you are aware of any changes.

Use of the Website
This website is designed to allow individuals to browse the Website, select Artworks and purchase Artwork(s) via a 'Shopping Cart'.  All selected Artworks remain in the customers shopping cart until the customer has checked them out (i.e. purchased them), removed the Artworks from their cart themselves or leave the website.

You must provide us with certain personal details in order for us to be process your order to purchase Artworks from the Website.   This information will include your name, address, email address, delivery address and contact phone number.  We use Paypal to process all online payment of your order and you will directed from the Website to the Paypal site where you will be asked to provide your credit or debit card details to pay for your order.

You will also have the option on the Website to subscribe to our newsletter which is sent via email and includes information on upcoming exhibitions and pop-up shows and our services.  If you choose to subscribe to the newsletter you will receive an email confirmation.  You will have the opportunity to “opt-out” of receiving this newsletter at a later stage by following the instructions at the end of the newsletter which is sent by email.  

You must ensure that your personal information submitted to us is complete and accurate. We will not be responsible for any loss or damage suffered by you as a result of errors in the information you provide to us.  All personal information collected from you from the Website will be dealt with according to our Privacy Policy posted on the Website.

Transaction(s) on the Website
You are responsible for payment of all Artworks ordered via the Website.
We reserve the right to refuse to accept your order and terminate your access to the Website  without notice if:

  • You breach these Terms, including the warranties relating to use of the Website; 
  • We suspect that you have acted fraudulently, dishonestly, unlawfully or in an otherwise inappropriate manner or in breach of these terms of conditions. 
  • We do not receive payment for Artworks ordered by you .

 

Orders
You must submit your order(s) via the Website in accordance with the instructions set out on the Website. In summary, the process for making an order is as follows:
1. Select item and add to cart, using PayPal’s secure site.
2. You may view your cart and may then proceed to checkout
3. You are then taken to the payments page on the secure Paypal site. Customers then have the option to pay by credit pr debit card by filing out an easy payment form or by using Paypal by logging in to their Paypal account.
4. You will then be able to view your payment confirmation and will receive an email confirmation from Paypal.
5. After payment, you will be redirected back to our website.

If there is any conflict between the above steps to place an order and the instructions set out on the Website, the instructions on the Website will apply.

By placing an order, you warrant that are over the age of 18 years and you indemnify us against any loss or damage we may suffer as a result of your breach of this warranty.

When you have placed an order, you will receive email confirmation with your order details.  This will have a reference code when you should quote when corresponding with us.  This email does not constitute acceptance of your order.  

We must receive payment of the whole of the price for the Artworks that you order before your order can be accepted. Once payment has been received by us we will confirm that your order has been accepted by sending an email to you at the email address you provide on the Website when you placed your order. Our acceptance of your order brings into existence a legally binding contract between us.

You will be responsible for ensuring the completeness and accuracy of your order(s) and we will not be liable for any loss or damages resulting from your failure to provide complete and accurate information in your order.

You will have the opportunity to review your order before submitting it via the Website and correct any errors you have made in inputting the details.  

All correspondence will be via email and accordingly you must ensure you provide the correct email address when you register as a user and place your order.

We reserve the right to reject any order submitted by you for any reason and to cancel any order before delivery of the relevant Artworks if you fail to make payment in accordance with these Terms. 

If you need to change the details of your order for any reason, please email us at  [email protected] or call us on 0207 589 8995.

Without limitation to the provisions relating to Limitation of Liability in these Terms, to the maximum extent permitted by law we will not be liable or otherwise responsible for any loss or damage caused to you by our cancellation of your order.

Prices and Payment
The price payable for Artworks where applicable is inclusive of VAT and exclusive of delivery charges, which will be payable by you and calculated as set out below (see Delivery of Artworks). Prices are shown on the Website and payable in pound sterling (GBP).

Some works are available framed and some works are unframed, in both cases the details of each item and their prices will be clearly marked on the website. The displayed price will relate directly to the type(s) of frames described on the website, and alternative frames with customised elements or specification may require a different price. If you require additional framing services you can email us at [email protected] and we may be able to refer you to a third party who can assist you. 

In some cases we can provide assistance with installation or refer you to a third party who may provide this service. We cannot provide a quote for this service due to variables such as the nature of the work, size and weight. However, if this is something you would like to enquire about please email us at [email protected] and we may be able to provide you with a quote for installation from a third party or put you directly in contact with them.

No order will be processed or accepted by us and no Artworks will be delivered to you until you have made full payment in pound sterling and we have received this in cleared funds from you.

Payment for the Artworks in your order made via the website can be made in the following way:

Online via the secure online e-commerce payment system on the Website utilising PayPal or the credit cards or debit cards listed on the Website, which may include Visa, Visa Electron, MasterCard, Maestro, Switch and American Express. Where you are based outside of the United Kingdom all payments must be made via the secure online e-commerce payment system and all such payments will be exchanged into pound sterling on the date of payment.

If you wish to place your order by emailing us at [email protected], we shall then issue an invoice, which must be paid before delivery, within 14 days of being issued. Payments for the Artworks can be made in the following ways:

  • Bank transfer to: 

                                          Account Name: The Contemporary London

                                          Sort Code: 40-04-01 

                                          Account Number: 92325098

                                          IBAN: GB64MIDL40040192325098

                                          BIC/SWIFT: MIDLGB22

                                          HSBC Bank plc, 94 Kensington High Street, London W8 4SH

  • By cheque made payable to The Contemporary London and sent to Flat 1, 27 Queen’s Gate Terrace, London SW7 5PR      

When making payment, please quote the Invoice number as a reference.


Where works are specially commissioned payment will be arranged directly with us and will not processed via our website. These payments will be arranged via bank transfer or cheque and further details or requests can be discussed either via email to [email protected] or over the phone.

We will provide you with a receipt for all payments made for orders with delivery of the Artworks.  Our prices for Artworks are subject to change from time to time by us and any such change will be notified by amending the relevant prices displayed on the Website. Any increase in the prices for Artworks will only apply to an order placed after the date of the increase, and will not apply retrospectively.

Title to the Artworks will not be transferred to you until we have received payment in full. 

We always try to make sure our prices are accurate but errors may occur. We will inform you as soon as reasonably practicable on discovering an error and you will be entitled to either cancel your order or reconfirm your order.

Availability of Artworks
The Artworks displayed on the Website are subject to stock and supply availability, and there may be some delay in updating the Website with regard to the availability of Artworks.

If the Artworks you have ordered are not available, we will notify you by email. You will be entitled to receive substitute Artworks of equivalent quality and price (“Substitute Artworks”) or receive a refund if your payment has already been processed. We will endeavour to email you with the Substitute Artworks that may be of interest or offer you a refund for the Artworks as soon as possible after acceptance of your order. We will not dispatch any Substitute Artworks until we have received written confirmation from you of whether you wish to have the Substitute Artworks or a refund.

If you do wish to cancel the order under which we deliver the Substitute Artworks then you must follow the cancellation procedure listed below (“Cancellation and Returns”).

We will refund you with the reasonable delivery costs of returning the Substitute Artworks to us within a reasonable time of receiving the returned Artworks and a receipt or other equivalent evidence of the delivery costs incurred by you.

Artworks and Sales
We have used our best endeavours to ensure that the images of the Artworks on the Website are clear and accurate including the colours of the Artworks and prints. However, we will not be responsible for any variations in the Artworks delivered to you from the images on the Website as these features may be distorted by computer software or your website browser.

You agree and accept that to the maximum extent permitted by law, we provide the Artworks without any warranty and will have no responsibility for the suitability of the Artworks ordered by you via the Website. You also agree and accept that the Artworks are sold to you “as is” and “as available” and it is your responsibility to judge the suitability of the Artworks for the purpose intended.

Most works carry the artist’s signature. Furthermore, sold works are also accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity signed by either the artist or by The Contemporary London LLP.

Delivery of Artworks
We will arrange for delivery of the Artworks ordered by you to the address you enter on the Website as your delivery address when you place your order.  If you order more than one Artwork in the same order, we will aim to deliver them together to reduce the environmental impact.  

All works are insured during transportation.

The estimated dispatch and delivery date will be included on the email confirmation sent to you when payment has been processed.
 
While we try to deliver the Artworks in accordance with estimated dispatch and delivery dates on the confirmation email, these dates are for guidance only and time for delivery will not be of the essence in this Agreement.  We will endeavour to inform you by email if we are experiencing delays in the delivery of the Artworks to you. 

Generally, non-fragile Artworks not at risk of being damaged during transport (e.g. unframed limited edition prints) will be dispatched within 7 days of our receipt of payment of your order and by way of Royal Mail, Parcel Force or DHL in the UK and worldwide.  A signature will be required to confirm delivery.

For the delivery of original and fragile works that are at risk of being damaged during transport we use trusted art professional transportation companies. In these instances we will contact you directly to arrange the delivery of the works and discuss the extra delivery charges.   

Delivery charges for heavy, larger or works exceeding £1000 may be calculated separately to the online payment, as these are specific for each item. We will be in contact with you directly to arrange delivery and there is also the option to arrange your own collection of the goods. 

 

If your order is below £1000:

  • The delivery cost will be included in the online payment for orders from the UK (up to a limit of £1000).
  • For international delivery extra charges will apply and we will be in touch to discuss this with you.
  • Delivery charges will be calculated on a total order basis (for orders under £1000) and you will be notified of the delivery costs on the order confirmation screen before you complete the order process if the order is made via the website or prior to delivery otherwise.

if your order exceeds £1000:

  • Delivery charges for orders over £1000 will be calculated separately to the online payment (and will show up on the screen as £0.00).
  • Orders that exceed £1000 may require special transportation requirements and therefore we will be in contact with you directly to arrange delivery and there is also the option to arrange your own collection of the goods in the UK. If you do not wish to arrange self collection then there will be additional postage fees payable.

Deliveries within the UK and Self Collection

We are able to arrange delivery of goods to UK addresses or alternatively customers may arrange self collection. If you would like to arrange self collection please send us an email after placing you order stating when you would be available to collect your works. You may collect your purchased work(s) within 10 working days once your payment has been received. After 10 working day if  you are unable to collect your purchase we will need to contact you to arrange for the purchase to be delivered and you will be responsible for all transport costs. 

International Deliveries

At present the postage prices on our website refer only to UK deliveries. If you would like you order to be sent to an International address and you order is placed though our website you will be charged the UK delivery charges and will have to pay extra international charges. We will contact you by email with details of costs prior to dispatch. Please note that if you are based outside the United Kingdom, there may be local tax and import duties which apply which we are not liable for.  We recommend you check with the appropriate relevant authority in your country before proceeding with your order.

An estimate of delivery times are set out below. A signature will be required on receipt in all cases.

UK and Northern Ireland: Your purchase is estimated to arrive within 1-3 working days after dispatch and will require a signature on receipt.

Europe: Your purchase is estimated to arrive within 1-3 working days after dispatch and will require a signature on receipt.

Worldwide: Your purchase is estimated to arrive within 1-6 working days after dispatch and will require a signature on receipt.

Please note that if you are based outside the United Kingdom, there may be local tax and import duties which apply which we are not liable for.  We recommend you check with the appropriate relevant authority in your country before proceeding with your order. 

Please allow for up to 21 working days from receipt of our email accepting your order for delivery of the Artworks.
 
Please contact us if your order is not received within this time frame. If you do not receive the Artworks ordered by you within 21 working days of the date of the confirmation email with the estimated dispatch date, we shall have no liability to you unless you notify us in writing at our contact address of the problem within 30 days of the date on which you ordered the Artworks.

Our liability for non-delivery of the Artworks will be limited to replacing the Artworks with Substitute Artworks within a reasonable time or issuing a refund of the price for the Artworks to you. Reasonable evidence of non-delivery will be required and we will not be liable for more than one replacement of undelivered Artworks.

Cancellation and Returns
Cancellation by us

We reserve the right to cancel the contract between us if:

  • we have insufficient stock to deliver the Artworks you have ordered;
  • we do not deliver to your area; or 
  • one or more of the Artworks you ordered was listed at an incorrect price due to a typographical error or an error in the pricing information appearing on the Website; or
  • we have reason to believe that your credit card or debit card has been used dishonestly, unlawfully or in an otherwise inappropriate manner or in breach of these Terms.

 

If we do cancel your contract we will notify you by e-mail and will re-credit to the card, bank account or PayPal account with which you paid for your Artworks any sum deducted by us from that card or account as soon as possible but in any event within 30 days of your ordering of the Artworks. We will not be obliged to offer any additional compensation for disappointment suffered. 

Cancellation by you

You may cancel your contract with us for the Artworks you order at any time up to the end of the fourteenth working day from the date you receive the ordered Artworks.
To cancel your contract you must e-mail us at [email protected] with: “Order Cancellation,” the reference number from the email confirmation from us and the name of the piece in the subject heading and
your full name, contact details and order details in the body of the e-mail.

In accordance with the Consumer Protection (Distance Selling) Regulations 2000, you will only be entitled to a full refund of the relevant price if you cancel the contract within 14 working days of receiving the Artworks.  We will arrange for the refund to the credit card, Debit card or bank account which you paid for the Artwork or to your PayPal account within 30 days of your ordering of the Artworks.

If you have received the Artworks before you cancel your contract then you must send the Artworks back to our contact address at your own cost and risk. If you cancel your contract but we have already processed the Artworks for delivery, please do not unpack the Artworks when they are received by you and return the Artworks back to us at our contact address – The Contemporary London, Flat 1, 27 Queen’s Gate Terrace, London SW7 5PR at your own cost and risk as soon as possible.

Once the Artworks have been delivered, they are your responsibility and are held our your risk.  A signature from the delivery company will be deemed to be evidence of delivery.  

You must take reasonable care of the Artworks while they are in your possession. If you can cancel the Contract, please return the Artworks to us with their original packaging if possible and arrange for their delivery with a reputable delivery company.  We recommend that if the Artworks were delivered to you by a specialist art transportation company, that you use a company of a similar standard to ensure the safety of the Artworks.  

If you cancel the contract and do not return the Artworks delivered to you or do not pay the delivery costs for their return to us, we shall be entitled to:
deduct the direct costs of recovering the Artworks from the amount to be re-credited to you or
in the event that we have already refunded the purchase price to you, charge you for the direct cost of the recovery of the Artworks from you. 

Damaged Artwork
All work is carefully checked by us before packaging and is fully insured during transportation. Upon receiving the Artwork please inspect the work(s) carefully for any damage that has occurred during delivery. The works will be delivered with a Condition Report illustrating the condition of the work on leaving The Contemporary London. If the condition has differed on delivery from the report please contact us. If the Artworks delivered are damaged, we shall have no liability to you unless you notify us in writing at our contact address of the problem within 14 working days of their delivery.
 

You must notify us by e-mail at [email protected] quoting “Returns Request,” the reference number from the email confirmation received from us and the Artwork name in the subject heading and including in your e-mail your name, contact details, order details, details of the reasons for return and whether replacement (if available) or refund is required. 

You must return the Artworks to us within 14 working days of the date of receipt of the Artworks by you. We will, at your preference, either provide a replacement of the Artworks to you or provide you with a full refund of the price and reasonable delivery costs within a reasonable time, which under usual circumstances should be no more than 30 days from when we receive your email.

In respect of damaged Artworks, the relevant price paid to us by you will be non-refundable unless the Artworks delivered to you pursuant to your order are damaged or of a quality or specification which is reasonably less than that represented on the Website or requested in the order.

Our returns policy does not apply to undamaged Artworks or Artworks of a satisfactory quality – however you may cancel your order for unwanted Artworks in accordance with the terms of the cancellation policy set out above.

Intellectual Property Rights
The intellectual property rights in the Artworks are the property of either the Artists or The Contemporary London and you do not have any right, title or interest to the same.

Accordingly, Artworks are sold by us to you for non-commercial use by you as a consumer only and reproductions of the Artworks may not be made or re-sold.

All intellectual property rights in the Website (including all images, text, layout) are owned by, or licensed to, us and unless otherwise specified, may not be used, copied or altered without our written consent. For the avoidance of doubt, copyright extends to the design, look and feel of the Website, and all photographs and text on the Website.

The name THE CONTEMPORARY LONDON and any logos on the site are our trade marks and may not be used by you without our prior written permission.

Restrictions of the Internet

You acknowledge and accept that we have no control over the availability of the Internet which is a globalised decentralised network.  Accordingly, we give no warranty or representation that access to the Website, order processing system and secure online e-commerce payment system on the Website will be error free or uninterrupted and may be variable. We will not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental or other loss or damage which results or may result from your access to or use of the Internet or the Website.

Changes to the Website
Whilst we take every care to ensure that the website is fully functioning and available, we cannot ensure that the website will always be error-free and accessible. We aim to regularly maintain and update the website, however please note that the website may be out of date at any given time.  We may need to change the material on our website to reflect newer content and the availability of Artwork(s). If necessary we may suspend access to our site to allow for maintenance.  It is within our right to do any or all of these changes without prior notification.

Website’s Online Content
We publish content made available to us by third parties. Curators submit pop-up and online exhibition proposals and Writers submit articles, reviews, interviews and other written matter to us and by doing so acknowledge that they warrant and are responsible for ensuring that the material is original and owned by them, does not infringe any third party rights or any duty or obligation to any third party or is otherwise illegal and they grant us permission to publish it on our website.

Any person submitting content to us shall indemnify and hold us harmless in full and defend us at their own expense against all claims, liabilities, costs and losses whatsoever and howsoever incurred by us as a result of the breach by them of the above warranty.

When voluntarily submitting articles, interviews, review and other printed matter to us this is for the express purpose of publishing this written material on our website. The Contemporary London may choose to publish all submissions at our discretion and are under no obligation to publish such written material or accept any exhibition proposals. In the case that a voluntarily submitted interview, review, article or other written material is selected to be published on our website the author of the content will be acknowledged and they maintain the Intellectual Property of the work. However, by voluntarily submitting the work to be published on our website the author automatically grants us a royalty-free, exclusive right and license to publish the work on the website and to reproduce the material in whole or part for display purposes on the website and in some cases in marketing material. The author also grants us the right to use their name, likeness, image and bio details so that we can promote them or the written material on our website and in some cases on our marketing material. We will obtain your prior approval of any written materials in which we use your name or image. The Contemporary London shall have sole discretion with regard to the editing and display of the written material on our website. While Contemporary London will endeavour to keep the Website up to date, it may remove any images or information from the website for such periods as it sees fit

Due to the nature of some of the Artworks or other published online content , the viewer may be exposed to content of an adult nature. By entering the website you acknowledge that you are legally permitted to view the content  (whether by virtue of your age or by the laws that apply where you live).

Website Linking
If you wish to create links to our website you may only do so to our homepage only and no other part of our website. Any linking to our website must be done so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage or exploit or name, company or website. You are not allowed to create a link to our website that suggests in any way that you or your company is associated, endorsed or approved with us where none exists. We reserve the right to withdraw our linking permission without prior notice.

Where we link to external websites or to resources provided by third parties this is done for information purposes only. We accept no responsibility for content or availability or damage that may arise as the result of contacting them or using their services.

Limitation of Liability
We do not accept any responsibility for and will have no liability for damage to the Products arising as a result of your failure to care for the Artwork in a responsible manner.

You must observe and comply with all applicable regulations and legislation, including obtaining all necessary customs, import or other permits to purchase Artworks from the Website. The importation or exportation of certain of our Artworks to you may be prohibited by certain national laws. We make no representation and accept no liability in respect of the export or import of the Artworks you purchase.

These terms and conditions set out our entire liability to you and all other liability of us to you is hereby excluded, subject that nothing will exclude or restrict our liability for fraudulent misrepresentation and/or for death or personal injury to the extent that such injury results from our negligence.

Subject to the above, you agree that our total liability to you under these terms and conditions will not exceed the price actually paid by you to us relating to the relevant order giving rise to the alleged claim, including where such liability arises out of our negligence.

In no event will we be liable to you, whether in contract, tort, by statute or otherwise for any special, indirect or consequential loss or damage arising out of or in connection with the sale of the Artworks to you, including without limitation: loss of business and/or Artworks, loss of goodwill, loss of profits, loss and/or corruption of data and/or damages awarded against you as a result of legal proceedings by any third party in relation to the Artworks, including any claim that the Artworks infringe the intellectual property rights of any third party. For the avoidance of doubt, neither the types of loss and/or damage specified above nor any similar types of loss and/or damage will constitute direct loss for the purposes of this agreement.

We will not be liable to you for any acts, omissions or failures of third party sub-contractors used by us in delivering Artworks to you pursuant to orders placed by you under these terms and conditions.
Nothing in these terms and conditions will limit your statutory rights as a consumer.

Disclaimers
Whilst the website is used as a platform to promote the artworks displayed on our website, any advice, recommendation or information provided on this website is done so on an informal basis and will not form part of this contract.

Warranties
You warrant and undertake that you will not use the Website or Artworks for any unlawful purpose or which gives rise to civil or criminal liability, you will not use the Website or Artworks in conjunction with any abusive, illegal, pornographic, defamatory, libellous, untrue, discriminatory, obscene, inflammatory or racist material or in any way which will or is likely to bring us into disrepute, and you will not use the Website or Artworks to infringe the intellectual property rights of us or of any third party.

Notwithstanding the above, you warrant that you will be truthful and honest in your use of the Website and make purchases of Artworks in a responsible and reasonable manner and only as envisaged by these terms and conditions.

Any breach of these warranties will entitle us to cancel any order at our discretion, terminate use of your Login and we may at our discretion cancel all or any other orders made by you and terminate this agreement without notice.

Except as provided in these terms and conditions, all warranties, conditions or other terms, express or implied, statutory or otherwise, in relation to the Artworks and the Website are hereby excluded to the maximum extent permitted by law.

You will indemnify and hold us harmless in full and defend us at your own expense against all claims, liabilities, costs and losses whatsoever and howsoever incurred by us as a result of the breach by you of the above warranties.

Data Protection
You agree to the reasonable processing of personal data (as defined in the Data Protection Act 1998) by us for the purposes of processing your orders and delivering the Artworks to you. In processing personal data, we will comply with all relevant legislation and our privacy policy found on the Website (the “Privacy Policy”). Termination

We may terminate these Terms at any time for any reason on notice in writing (which may be by e-mail) to you in the event of any breach by you of the provisions of these Terms.
On termination, any outstanding order of yours will be immediately cancelled. Except as otherwise provided in these Terms, the price paid to us for the relevant order will be refunded on termination, unless the relevant Artworks in question have been despatched to you prior to termination in which case the relevant price will not be refunded.

Notices

Any notice required or permitted under these terms and conditions will be in writing (which may be by e-mail) and will be deemed to have been properly given 48 hours after being posted by first class mail (by airmail if sent internationally) with postage prepaid to the address set out on order if notice is being given by us to you, or if notice is being given by you to us, at Flat 1, 27 Queen’s Gate Terrace, London, SW7 5PR; or at close of business on the day of effective transmission if sent by e-mail to an e-mail address notified for that purpose. 

Force Majeure
We will not be liable for failure to meet our obligations under these terms and conditions if we or our contractors are prevented from or delayed in doing so due to circumstances beyond our reasonable control including, without limitation, acts of God, governmental actions, war, acts of terrorism, fire, explosion, flood, strikes or other labour disputes, or restraints or delays affecting carriers or inability or delay in obtaining supplies.  In the event that the delay prevents us from meeting our obligations under these terms and conditions for a period of more than two months from the occurrence of the event causing the delay, either party will be entitled to cancel the contract by written notice to the other. 

Third party rights
Except for our affiliates, directors, employees or representatives, a person who is not a party to this agreement has no right under the UK Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 to enforce any term of this agreement but this does not affect any right or remedy of a third party that exists or is available apart from that Act.

Privacy
You acknowledge and agree to be bound by the terms of our Privacy Policy.

Entire agreement
These terms and conditions, together with our current Website prices, delivery details, contact details and privacy policy, set out the whole of our agreement relating to the supply of the Artworks to you by us.  Nothing said by any sales person on our behalf should be understood as a variation of these terms and conditions or as an authorised representation about the nature or quality of any Artworks offered for sale by us. Save for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation, we shall have no liability for any such representation being untrue or misleading.

Governing Law
The Website is directed at consumers in the United Kingdom. We give no warranty or representation that the Website or any activities you carry out via the Website comply with the laws of other countries.  The contract between us shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with English law and the English courts shall have jurisdiction to resolve any disputes between us and you.

For further information or assistance please email [email protected] or call +44(0)207 589 8995

Copyright © 2011 The ContemporaryLondon LLP. All rights reserved.

 

 

Please note:

  • We are able to delivery to UK and International addresses.
  • We will arrange for delivery of the Artworks ordered by you to the address you enter on the Website as your delivery address when you place your order. 
  • If you order more than one Artwork in the same order, we will aim to deliver them together to reduce the environmental impact.
  • All works are insured during transportation.
  • The estimated dispatch and delivery date will be included on the email confirmation sent to you when payment has been processed.
  • While we try to deliver the Artworks in accordance with estimated dispatch and delivery dates on the confirmation email, these dates are for guidance only.
  • We will endeavour to inform you by email if we are experiencing delays in the delivery of the Artworks to you.
  • Generally, non-fragile Artworks not at risk of being damaged during transport (e.g. unframed limited edition prints) will be dispatched within 7 days of our receipt of payment of your order and by way of Royal Mail, Parcel Force or DHL in the UK and worldwide.  A signature will be required to confirm delivery.
  • For the delivery of original and fragile works that are at risk of being damaged during transport we use trusted art professional transportation companies. In these instances we will contact you directly to arrange the delivery of the works and discuss the extra delivery charges.  
  • Please allow for up to 21 working days from receipt of our email accepting your order for delivery of the Artworks.

 

Standard delivery and costs:                  Standard UK delivery       £4.95 (approx. 5 - 7 days)

Please note that the standard delivery applies to non-fragile goods and extra charges may apply for fragile and large works.

If you choose to collect your works you will not be charged an extra postage fees and will be refunded all postage costs.

 

If your order is below £1000:

  • The delivery cost will be included in the online payment for orders from the UK (up to a limit of £1000).
  • For international delivery extra charges will apply and we will be in touch to discuss this with you.
  • Delivery charges will be calculated on a total order basis (for orders under £1000) and you will be notified of the delivery costs on the order confirmation screen before you complete the order process if the order is made via the website or prior to delivery otherwise.

 

if your order exceeds £1000:

  • Delivery charges for orders over £1000 will be calculated separately to the online payment (and will show up on the screen as £0.00).
  • Orders that exceed £1000 may require special transportation requirements and therefore we will be in contact with you directly to arrange delivery and there is also the option to arrange your own collection of the goods in the UK. If you do not wish to arrange self collection then there will be additional postage fees payable.

 

Deliveries within the UK

We are able to arrange delivery of goods to UK addresses or alternatively customers may arrange self collection. If you would like to arrange self collection please send us an email after placing you order stating when you would be available to collect your works. You may collect your purchased work(s) within 10 working days once your payment has been received. After 10 working day if  you are unable to collect your purchase we will need to contact you to arrange for the purchase to be delivered and you will be responsible for all transport costs. 

International Deliveries

At present the postage prices on our website refer only to UK deliveries. If you would like you order to be sent to an International address and your order is placed though our website you will be charged the UK delivery charges and will have to pay extra international charges. We will contact you by email with details of extra costs prior to dispatch. Please note that we use third party delivery providers and do not charge a commission on postage.

Alternatively, you can email us at [email protected] to place your order and we can provide you with post and packaging costs to your international destination. Please note that if you are based outside the United Kingdom, there may be local tax and import duties which apply which we are not liable for.  We recommend you check with the appropriate relevant authority in your country before proceeding with your order.

An estimate of delivery times are set out below. A signature will be required on receipt in all cases.

UK and Northern Ireland: Your purchase is estimated to arrive within 1-3 working days after dispatch and will require a signature on receipt.

Europe: Your purchase is estimated to arrive within 1-3 working days after dispatch and will require a signature on receipt.

Worldwide: Your purchase is estimated to arrive within 1-6 working days after dispatch and will require a signature on receipt.

Please contact us if your order is not received within this time frame. If you do not receive the Artworks ordered by you within 21 working days of the date of the confirmation email with the estimated dispatch date, we shall have no liability to you unless you notify us in writing at our contact address of the problem within 30 days of the date on which you ordered the Artworks.

Our liability for non-delivery of the Artworks will be limited to replacing the Artworks with Substitute Artworks within a reasonable time or issuing a refund of the price for the Artworks to you. Reasonable evidence of non-delivery will be required and we will not be liable for more than one replacement of undelivered Artworks.

Michelle Lee Medjeral-Thomas (Founder & Chief Curator): Michelle is Argentinian-Singaporean and was born in Germany and raised in Singapore, Buenos Aires and London. Michelle has an MA in Contemporary Art from Sotheby's Institute London and has international experience as a Gallery Manager and Art Writer. 

Sian Thomas (Partner & Artist Liaison): Sian has an MA in Enterprise and Management for the Creative Arts from London College of Communication, University of Arts London. Sian has experience working in a variety of art institutions including large commercial galleries and community-run spaces.

Susanna Palmer (Marketing Liaison): Has marketing experience in a large London-based organisation and provides marketing opportunities and expertise. 

TCL is registered as a Limited Liability Partnership / Registered Name: The Contemporary London LLP/ Partnership No. OC355470

We support talented emerging art professionals in a dynamic, collaborative and creative community of artists, writers, curators and other art practitioners.

The Contemporary London values a nurturing relationship with their artists, curators and writers and encourages open dialogue.
 
Our ambition is to become the market leader for sourcing, exhibiting and selling the most exciting and promising contemporary art. Through online and pop-up exhibitions, we hope to create an innovative platform for experimentation, artistic growth, professional development, exposure, and financial independence in an art professional’s formative years.
 
The Contemporary London provides a privileged insight into future art and an opportunity to invest in the best emerging art talents.
 
The Contemporary London is an artistic community, an online platform and a commercial gallery.

2014

April-May- Archaeologies: Vasilis Avramidis, Jess Littlewood, Suzanne Moxhay & Reginald Aloysius at Griffin Gallery, London

March- Affordable Art Fair, Battersea, London

January- Resort Archaeology: Vasilis Avramidis, Arts Projects, London Art Fair, London

2013

September- System Failure, Great Western Studios, London

March- Affordable Art Fair, Battersea, London

2012

November- Future Plans: Jess Littlewood, Protein, London

October- Block Universe: Greg Eason, Protein, London

April- Per Annum 12, 20th Century Theatre, London

March- Affordable Art Fair, Battersea, London

January- Fragmentations, Art Projects, London Art Fair, London

2011

December- Pop Up Gallery, Kensington, London

October- Affordable Art Gair, Hampstead, London

July- Artsmart, Chelsea College of Art, London

June-July- TCL Editions, London Print Studio, London