We, DATEAGLE ART (with ‘we’, ‘our’ or ‘us’ being interpreted accordingly) are committed to protecting your privacy and personal information. We operate our website (the “Site“). This policy applies to information held about all persons about whom DATEAGLE ART holds information.  By ‘information,’ we mean personal information about you that we collect, use, share and store.


This Privacy Policy statement explains our data processing practices. By using our website or by providing any personal information to DATEAGLE ART, you consent to the collection and use of your personal information as set out in this statement. This Privacy Policy also provides information on your legal rights in relation to your Personal Data.


Last Updated 9th June 2019





We collect and process your Personal Data in accordance with applicable laws that regulate data protection and privacy. This includes, without limitation, the EU General Data Protection Regulation (2016/679) (‘GDPR’) and the UK Data Protection Act 2018 (‘DPA’) together with other applicable UK and EU laws that regulate the collection, processing and privacy of your Personal Data (together, ‘Data Protection Law’).





3.1 We may collect and store the following types of information about you when you use the Site or by corresponding with us (for example, by e-mail). This includes information you provide when registering to use the Site or sharing any data via our social media functions. The Personal Data about you that we collect and use includes the following:


(a) Your name;

(b) Your contact information such as your address, email address, telephone number, billing address and delivery address (if applicable);

(c) If applicable, your payment details/ financial data;

(d) Information from accounts you link to us (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram);

(e) Information in relation to your purchase of our products in our shop or use of our services;

(f) Information about your personal preferences;

(g) Information related to your attendance of, and interest in, DATEAGLE ART’S exhibitions, events, artists, artworks, and services.


3.2 Please note that if you do not provide Personal Data when we ask for it, it may delay or prevent us from providing products or services to you.





4.1 We collect most of this Personal Data directly from you – in person, by email, telephone, post, through our social media, and via our website e.g. when you contact us with a query, make a purchase of any of our products or services, or ask that you are added to our mailing list. However we may also collect Personal Data from from articles or other information that has been published about you in the media.





5.1 Please ensure that any Personal Data you supply to us which relates to third party individuals is provided to us with their knowledge of our proposed use of their Personal Data.





6.1 Under Data Protection Law, we can only use your Personal Data if we have a proper reason for doing so e.g.:


(a) To comply with our legal and regulatory obligations;

(b) For the performance of a contract between us or to take steps at your request before entering into a contract;

(c) For our legitimate interests or those of a third party (where we have a business or commercial reason to use your Personal Data, so long as this is not overridden by your own rights and interests, including ensuring the successful continuing our business operations, updating our client and contact records, improving our offerings, marketing our offerings and preventing fraud);

(d) Where you have given consent.


6.2 If we process sensitive data as referred to above we will only do this with your explicit consent; or, to protect your vital interests (or those of someone else) in an emergency; or, where you have already publicised such information; or, where we need to use such sensitive data in connection with a legal claim that we have or may be subject to.


6.3 We may use your Personal Data for one or more of the following purposes:


(a) To fulfil requests, including providing products or services to you;

(b) Maintaining business operations, including updating client and visitor records, identifying areas for operational improvement, such as improving efficiency, training and quality control, getting to know you and your preferences in order to provide you with a more tailored service;

(c) Marketing, including adding you to our mailing list and providing you with direct marketing communications about what we are doing as well as products, services and/or events which may be of interest to you by post or phone. If required under applicable law, where we contact you by SMS, email, fax, social media and/or any other electronic communication channels for direct marketing purposes, this will be subject to you providing your express consent. You can object or withdraw your consent to receiving direct marketing from us at any time, by contacting us at [email protected];

(d) To enforce and/or defend any of our legal claims or rights;

(e) For any other purpose required by applicable law, regulation, the order of any court or regulatory authority.





7.1 Except as expressly set out in this policy we will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We will only share your Personal Data as set out in this section 7, including sharing with:


(a) Third parties we use to help deliver our products and services to you, e.g. payment service providers and delivery and shipping companies;

(c) Other third parties we use to help us run our business;

(d) Third parties approved by you, e.g. social media accounts you choose to link your account with us to.


7.2 We only allow our service providers to handle your Personal Data if we are satisfied they take appropriate measures to protect your Personal Data. We also impose contractual obligations on service providers to ensure they can only use your Personal Data to provide services to us and to you.


7.3 We may also share personal information with external auditors in relation to the audit of our accounts, and we may disclose and exchange information with law enforcement agencies and regulatory bodies without telling you to comply with our legal and regulatory obligations if we are required by law to do so.


7.4 We may also need to share some Personal Data with other parties, such as potential buyers of some or all of our business or during a re-structuring. Usually, information will be anonymised but this may not always be possible. The recipient of the information will be bound by confidentiality obligations.


7.5 We may also need to share some Personal Data with other business entities – should we plan to merge with or be acquired by that business entity, or if we undergo a re-organisation with that entity.





8.1 A cookie is a text file that downloads small bits of information to your device.  Our website doesn’t uses cookies, however our Site may contain links to other websites who do, including via our social media buttons.


8.2 Our website may contain links to other websites of interests. While we try to link only to website that share our respect for privacy, we are not responsible for the content, security, or privacy practices employed by other websites, and a link does not constitute an endorsement of that website. Once you link to another website from our Site, you are subject to the terms and conditions of that website, including, but not limited to, its Internet privacy policy and practices. Please check these policies before you submit any data to these websites.





9.1 DATEAGLE ART only retains Personal Data identifying you for as long as you have a relationship with us, as is necessary to perform our obligations to you (or to enforce or defend contract claims), or as is required by applicable law. This will involve us periodically reviewing our files to check that information is accurate, up-to-date and still required.


9.2 Personal Data we no longer need is securely disposed of and/or anonymised so you can no longer be identified from it.





10.1 We endeavour to take all reasonable steps to protect Personal Data from external threats such as malicious software or hacking. However, please be aware that there are always inherent risks in sending information by public networks or using public computers and we cannot 100% guarantee the security of all data sent to us (including Personal Data).





11.1 In accordance with your legal rights under applicable law, you have a ‘subject access request’ right under which you can request information about the Personal Data that we hold about you, what we use that Personal Data for and who it may be disclosed to as well as certain other information. Usually, we will have a month to respond to such a subject access request.


11.2 Under Data Protection Law you also have the following rights, which are exercisable by making a request to us in writing:


(a) To request access to or a copy of any Personal Data which we hold about you;

(b) That we rectify Personal Data that we hold about you which is inaccurate or incomplete;

(c) That we erase your Personal Data without undue delay if we no longer need to hold or process it;

(d) To object to any automated processing that we carry out in relation to your Personal Data;

(e) To object to our use of your Personal Data for direct marketing;

(f) To object and/or to restrict the use of your Personal Data for purpose other than those set out above unless we have a legitimate reason for continuing to use it;

(g) That we transfer Personal Data to another party where the Personal Data has been collected with your consent or is being used to perform contact with you and is being carried out by automated means.


11.3 Any request from you for access to or a copy of your Personal Data must be in writing, and we will endeavour to respond within a reasonable period and in any event within one month in compliance with data protection legislation. We will comply with our legal obligations as regards your rights as a data subject. If you would like to exercise any of the rights set out above, please contact us at the address below.





We operate in accordance with current UK and EU data protection legislation. If you have any concerns about our use of your information, you also have the right (as a UK resident) to make a complaint to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), which regulates and supervises the use of personal data in the UK, via their helpline on 0303 123 1113 – see





13.1 Our Privacy Policy may be subject to change at any time. Any changes we make to our policy in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by e-mail. Please check back frequently to see any updates or changes to our policy.





If you have any requests regarding this Privacy Policy or wish to make a further request relating to how we use your Personal Data as described above, please contact our Data Protection Manager by e-mail at [email protected].

Exploring the German off-space.

This time last year I received a message from a stranger that every artist is always hoping that will magically appear in their inbox. He’d discovered my work via social media and would to like offer me a solo show at his gallery space in Germany next year. Not only this, but the exhibition would be funded with an artist’s fee and a materials budget, plus free accommodation for my trip. The only catch, if you’d call it that, was that the exhibition had to be site-specific work only.

A year later I found myself in a former garage converted to a white wall gallery with my hosts, Directors of ‘AdhocChristian Gode and Max Rentrop. The gallery is an artist-led project space set up five years ago by a couple of artists who, after graduating art school, wanted to create a balance between their day jobs as teachers and their studio practices, by offering a forum for their peers. For them the reward is in ‘the dialogues with the artist: how they think and organise their work is very interesting and we learn a lot from them. It is very enriching to meet so many different artists. To recognise the difference or similarities in working and thinking with our own practices’.

Adhoc is set on the edge of Bochum city centre, a post-industrial city in the Ruhr district, once known for its steel production. The city is twinned with Sheffield, which is an accurate parallel to this rough around the edges but culturally rich and intriguing city; with a large student population and grassroots art scene. They termed Adhoc as an ‘offspace’ which is popular German equivalent to the artist-led space, designed to exist as a non-commercial, and independent venue for the arts.

The gallery has a rolling program of seven exhibitions a year inviting an increasingly International group of artists to participate. Their aim isn’t to show work by their friends, but to create a new discourse on site-specific art and its context. The gallery’s audience is particularly interesting; I met a broad range of people at the private view including local artists and creatives, students, neighbours and the curious. Set in what is essentially a car park, the welcoming nature of Adhoc has encouraged a wide following. One local told me that he fondly remembers when a planned exhibition had fallen through so instead of cancelling the Private View, the gallery installed a smoke machine in the space for everyone to make a memorable event.

In an increasingly challenging art world, where excellent smaller galleries are struggling to survive, it’s worthwhile considering the model of Adhoc. If the key to funding a space is to have an audience and public engagement then Adhoc is testament to the notion that commercial gain is equally important to offering artists a space to create, and a platform. There are similar examples in Germany including 10qm, a square patch of grass in Cologne that facilitates outdoor arts events in Cologne, 20qm project space and Super Bien! a ‘greenhouse for contemporary art’ both in Berlin. It begs the question of whether UK arts spaces could follow this model as an alternative to residencies, to provide artists with the opportunity of a solo exhibition outside of the profit making restrictions.


Who are the UK equivalents of Adhoc? There aren’t many spaces that operate with the model of site-specific only exhibitions but there are quite a few that use former garage and industrial spaces as exhibition venues. Here are a few examples worth mentioning:

Rising from the ground next to a bulldozed patch of land is a significant one-storey structure designed by Christian Odzuck. For those unfamiliar with the area it would be easy to pass the site assuming it is in the middle stages of building project, however it is an artwork. Odzuck investigates the artistic concerns of architectural fragments and structural processes in the city. For this piece, he reconstructed elements of the site where the premises of the financial authorities once stood. Focusing on the conspicuous exterior stairway of its previous occupant, a new staircase and platform is in place, for visitors to enter and explore.

A curatorial team and experimental art project space established in March 2012 by Cristiana Bottigella, Sigrun Sverrisdottir, and Tisna Westerhof, in New Cross Gate, South London. It is an excellent example of a group of enterprising creatives working with the local authority to revitalise a building which had formerly been left vacant for many years. The rustic garage is now both a studio and meeting space for the artists. In it’s current format ‘Room 6.0’ hARTlane has a rolling 6 month programme of exhibitions based around a wider topic that provokes social engagement around current affairs.

Set up in 2017 by artists Dominic Kennedy and Howard Dyke. This artist led space is tucked away in a railway arch near Loughborough Junction station. They have developed a word of mouth following, by avoiding the gallery trappings of self promotion, and instead focused on presenting good quality contemporary art. To keep up with them follow their Instagram or join their mailing list.

Based in Dundee, Generator is an exhibition and project space that began over 20 years ago. It is an artist-led organisation with a committee and membership scheme; it was established to allow creative practitioners to develop experimental, critical and contemporary work, with the opportunity to exhibit. Generator aims to provide opportunities to artists by providing a diverse and vibrant programme of exhibitions and events.

A not-for-profit visual arts project based in Streatham Hill, London, run by artists Paul Cole and Natasha Kahn. Housed within a former factory space, with ASC studios, is an independent gallery that hosts six solo exhibitions a year. It aims to engage with the local community – Simon Callery’s exhibition 2016 is an excellent example of this. The next exhibition by Alice Wilson explores the artists relationship with landscape within framework of DOLPH’s artist centred brief, essentially asking ‘what makes the artist tick?’

Based in two connected garages in Brighton, with a third across town, ‘Lock In’ provides a platform for artists working in durational performance to open up a critical debate with their live and non-live audiences. Original set up as a performance space it is now in a permanent venue, and therefore outside of the curated programme, offers the space for hire as an exhibition, studio or workshops venue.

The Ryder Projects falls somewhere between a commercial and artist-led gallery space in former garage in Bethnal Green, East London. It was established in 2015 by Spanish curator and Goldsmith alumni Patricia Lara, who wanted to provide artists with the opportunity to present experimental artworks without the pressures of having a commercially viable exhibition. The exhibition program has a strong focus on performance, video, and installation, complemented by public talks and events to encourage dialogue and critical engagement. The Ryder represents three artists and participates in art fairs.


Words by Fiona Grady


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