about us - OPEN Ealing

about us

OPEN Ealing is an arts centre that is the focus for creative excellence, inclusion and aspiration.


Our aim is to introduce a refreshing cultural space and exciting arts programmes to the community by bringing artists, performers, art groups and residents together, promoting creativity and creating new opportunities.


Our priorities include:


  • Creating a landmark contemporary gallery for West London and beyond
  • Working with emerging and established arts practitioners across a range of the arts
  • Enabling the professional development and training of artists
  • Being fully involved in the local community by offering activities and events and working with people of all ages and levels of ability

Anthony Shrubsall is the Artistic Director of OPEN Ealing. He is a freelance theatre director based in London specialising in one person shows and working with poets and non actor performers. His show Richard Tyrone Jones’s Big Heart with the poet Richard Tyrone Jones was serialised as a three part spoken word sitcom on Radio 4 following national and international tours in 2012/13. He has been Guest Director at the Questors Youth Theatre and for one of the winners of the Kenneth Branagh’s new writing award at the Windsor Fringe Festival. Anthony trained with the director Laurence Boswell and worked with him at the Gate Theatre, Notting Hill, London. He was Artistic Director of the Drayton Court Theatre, London. He was previously Course Leader and Field Chair for Drama at the University of Northampton, and has written publications on Samuel Beckett, Bertolt Brecht, Jos Houben, Harold Pinter and Vsevolod Meyerhold. He is a member of Equity, the Directors Guild of Great Britain and a Fellow of the RSA.

Jack Jones is a co-founder and gallery manager. Jack is a practising painter and curator; graduated from Camberwell Colllege of art in 2010. Jack has been pushing to develop a viable contemporary arts platform in the area since late 2009 and has been at the heart of OPEN’s operations ever since. He is a steering committee member for hf-ArtsFest, an arts festival in Hammersmith and Fulham. He has also worked with Westfield London, Gallery 83 Belgravia, Kardo Findlater Collection.