28 September 2020

The Royal Academy Summer/Winter Exhibition 2020 – Preview

The Royal Academy has against all odds unveiled its 252 annual Summer Exhibition. Today is ‘varnishing day’ where the artists can see their works for the first time in situ. Agreed it was supposed to take place in June as tradition dictates but these are unprecedented times and it is a relief that the exhibition has gone ahead at all.

2 January 2020

London Art Exhibitions Preview A Month By Month Guide 2020

We’ve just welcomed in not only a new year but a new decade. So let’s look forward to the exciting exhibitions that will be on offer in London during 2020.

17 December 2018


London Art Fair Returns For 2019 Bumper Edition

The London Art Fair 2019 (LAF) returns to the capital from 16-20 January to obliterate the winter blues and give us a boost of vitamin D.

22 December 2016


Entangled Puts 40 International Female Artists On Display At Turner Contemporary

Turner Contemporary puts making and materiality centre stage in a new exhibition. Entangled: Threads & Making is a major exhibition of sculpture, installation, tapestry, textiles and jewellery from the early 20th century to the present day.

21 December 2016


Patti Smith To Exhibit Alongside Vanessa Bell In Dulwich Picture Gallery Display

The first photography display bringing together work by the British modern artist, Vanessa Bell and the American poet, musician, writer and artist, Patti Smith will go on exhibit at the Dulwich Picture Gallery in February 2017.

15 December 2016

Michael Andrews School of London Artist Resurrected In New Gagosian Exhibition

Works by the late British artist Michael Andrews (1928–1995) are to be exhibited at Gagosian Grosvenor Hill, London.

14 December 2016

Marc Quinn To Exhibit New Sculptures At Sir John Soane’s Museum London

The Sir John Soane’s Museum will present ‘Drawn from Life,’ an exhibition of new works by artist Marc Quinn, In Spring 2017. A series of ethereal fragmentary sculptures, made in collaboration with his partner, a dancer, will be placed among the multiple antique casts and sculptures that fill the museum.

14 December 2016

Djordje Ozbolt To Present New Solo Exhibition At Hauser & Wirth Somerset

Hauser & Wirth Somerset is presenting a new solo exhibition by Djordje Ozbolt, following the artist’s residency with the gallery in 2016, at The Maltings Studios in Bruton.

14 December 2016


Christopher Le Brun RA To Mount Two US Exhibitions In 2017

Christopher Le Brun, painter and president of the Royal Academy (RA) is set to exhibit a two-part show of new work, in the US next year. Christopher Le Brun: Composer, will be mounted at the Albertz Benda gallery in New York (2 March-15 April 2017) and at the Gallery at Windsor in Vero Beach, Florida (25 February-27 April 2017).

12 December 2016


Carl Andre Retrospective Opens At Musee d’Art Moderne in Paris

A retrospective of work by the major 20th-century American artist Carl Andre (b. 1935 in Quincy, Massachusetts) is currently on view at the Musée d’Art Moderne in Paris. The exhibition Sculpture as Place, 1958–2010 covers the full spectrum and inner consistency of the Andre oeuvre, with 40 monumental sculptures, numerous poems and photographs, works on paper and various objects that defy pigeon-holing.

23 November 2016


Anselm Kiefer Walhalla Triumphantly Opens At White Cube Bermondsey

An exhibition by Anselm Kiefer featuring new, large-scale installation, sculpture, and painting, titled ‘Walhalla’ opened at White Cube Bermondsey last night. This is one not to miss! The exhibition refers to the mythical place in Norse mythology, a paradise for those slain in battle, as well as to the Walhalla neo-classical monument, built by Ludwig I King of Bavaria in 1842 to honour heroic figures in German history.

23 November 2016

Ai Weiwei: New UK Installations At Lisson Promotes Discussion And Dialogue

For his third exhibition at Lisson Gallery London and following his acclaimed exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts in 2015, Ai Weiwei returns to the United Kingdom with two installations that promote discussion and dialogue.

17 November 2016


Real And Imagined Architecture Explored At New Bermondsey Space Station Gallery

A group exhibition of five artists who use architectural surfaces from real or fictional places and reconfigure and/or re-appropriate to make their own idiosyncratic superstructures is the subject of a newly curated exhibition by BEASTON projects. frac-tured-su-per-struc-tures, now far removed from their origins, these works present something from another world, uniting past and present whilst giving clues to memory, time and place. Artists include:Selma Parlour | Bella Easton | Tim Ellis | Michael Petry | Artemis Potamianou

14 November 2016


Willem Weismann Presents Basement Odyssey Paintings At London’s Zabludowicz Collection

Willem Weismann has produced an ambitious suite of new paintings for his exhibition ‘Basement Odyssey’ at the Zabludowicz Collection in London.

29 October 2016


New Sean Scully Exhibition Provides Insight Into The Working Artist’s Notebooks

Sean Scully – “I was always looking at the horizon line…One day I was standing off Ireland, on the edge of Aran Is- land, looking out. Next stop, America. Standing on the Old World looking out at….the New World, as many people have done before…. I think of land, sea, sky… I try to paint this, this […]

27 October 2016


40 Years of Punk: Photographs by Adrian Boot Revealed At Proud Camden

Proud Camden is presenting an exhibition of 40 Years of Punk. It is an explorative show celebrating the legacy and continuing influence of London’s Punk scene by renowned photographer Adrian Boot.

25 October 2016


James Ensor Exhibition Curated By Luc Tuymans Unveiled At The Royal Academy

London’s Royal Academy (RA) has unveiled the first major exhibition of the Belgian painter James Ensor’s (1860-1949) work to be held in the UK in twenty years. The exhibition is curated by contemporary painter Luc Tuymans.

1 October 2016


Canadian Italian Artist Janet Bellotto New MOCA London Exhibition Relation-Ships

Janet Bellotto has a new exhibition curated by Koan Jeff Baysa opening at MOCA London. The Canadian-Italian artist Janet Bellotto presents her exhibition Relation-Ships (Existence Doubtful) that brings Sable Island to MOCA London. The island, a protected National Park Reserve of Canada, is a 13 square mile sliver of an isolated sandbar 109 miles southeast of Nova Scotia in the Atlantic Ocean. It is noted for […]

29 September 2016


Sir Antony Gormley Opens Major New Exhibition At White Cube Bermondsey

A major new exhibition by the Turner Prize winning sculptor Sir Antony Gormley opens in London at White Cube Bermondsey. This is the sequel to his exhibition Model held there in 2012, The Exhibition considers the degree to which we are measured by and measure ourselves against the scale and density of our built environment. Gormley has configured the gallery […]

26 September 2016


Introducing Crossroads Frieze Week’s New Curated Multicultural Art Fair

CROSSROADS is a new international art show, from the organisers of the highly regarded Pinta Art Fair. It encompasses special curatorial projects and forty-six galleries from around the world handpicked by a team of renowned curators. This niche fair is fresh, multicultural and accessible. CROSSROADS presents the most current artistic trends in a relaxed and convivial setting. An opportunity to experience […]

26 September 2016


Bright Lights Big City: Lights of Soho Second Annual Exhibition Unveiled

Lights of Soho has announced its second annual open submission show, “Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that”.

25 September 2016


Drive Thru: Frieze Week Collateral CarPark Event Returns To Cavendish Square

Drive Thru is a multimedia art exhibition located in a central London underground car park during Frieze week. It brings together more than 65 artists in an exhibition at the lowest level of the QPark underground car park in Cavendish Square, London.  The work exhibited encompasses sculptures, photographs, film, painting, ephemeral works, live performances, happenings, […]

21 September 2016


Ai Weiwei First Major Italian Retrospective Unveiled

Italy’s first major retrospective dedicated to the Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei opens 23 September at Palazzo Strozzi in Florence. Curated by Arturo Galansino, Director General of the Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi It will present an important insight into the body of work that Mr. Ai has created during different phases of his career. Visitors to the Palazzo will […]

16 September 2016


Hugh Mendes Features Artist Obituaries For Second London Solo Exhibition

Hugh Mendes is to exhibit his obsessional obituary paintings in a new show at Charlie Smith London. Operating simultaneously as portraits and still life paintings, these works are contemporary memento mori, serving as reminders of our mortality to both artist and audience. Being obituaries of deceased artists only, this is Mendes’ most personal exhibition to date. […]

15 September 2016


The Greatest Artistic Partnerships Explored In Artists and Lovers Exhibition

A new exhibition at the Ordovas  Gallery in London will explore Artists and Lovers. The show will trace a number of the greatest artistic partnerships of the mid-20th century to suggest how love and friendship can shape creative process. The show will be exhibited on Savile Row, London, from 16 September until 29 October 2016, and then travel to Ordovas’ outpost gallery […]

11 September 2016


Focus On Emerging Artists: Start Art Fair Opens At Saatchi Gallery

Get ready for the third edition of the Start Art Fair! From 14th-18th September 2016, the fair focuses on emerging artists and new art scenes with 70 galleries taking part from cities that range from London to Seoul, Buenos Aires to Cape Town. New exhibitors at START include a.m. space (Hong Kong), ART+TEXT BUDAPEST (Budapest), Bosse & Baum (London), Exhibit320 (Delhi) […]

9 September 2016


Rodin And Dance Explored In New Courtauld Gallery Exhibition In October

The Courtauld Gallery is presenting Rodin & Dance: The Essence of Movement, the first major exhibition in the UK to explore Auguste Rodin’s fascination with dance and bodies captured in extreme acrobatic poses. This exhibition focuses on the remarkable series of small-scale experimental sculptures known as the Mouvement de danse (Dance Movements), which were unknown outside of the artist’s close circle. Rodin was inspired by […]

6 September 2016


German Enfant Terrible Florian Heinke First London Solo Exhibition Unveiled

Florian Heinke has his first London solo exhibition at the popular Charlie Smith London Gallery in Shoreditch, opening this week. Heinke is known for his paintings that alternate between political polemics and transcendental beauty. Combining text and image only in black acrylic on unprimed canvas, Heinke’s methods are unique and highly impactful. Schooled initially on the streets of […]

6 September 2016


1960s Counterculture And Revolution Explored In New V&A Survey Exhibition

You say you want a revolution Well, you know We all want to change the world – The Beatles, Revolution, 1968 A major new exhibition entitled, You Say You Want a Revolution? Records and Rebels 1966 – 70  opens this week at the V&A in Kensington. It explores the era-defining significance and impact of the late 1960s upon life today. From […]

2 September 2016


London’s ICA Welcomes Back Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2016

London’s ICA welcomes back Bloomberg New Contemporaries to its galleries showcasing new and recent fine art graduates. The panel of guest selectors comprising Anya Gallaccio, Alan Kane, and Haroon Mirza has chosen 46 artists who now join an illustrious roster of New Contemporaries alumni that includes Tacita Dean, Mona Hatoum, Damien Hirst, Mike Nelson and Laure Prouvost amongst many others. […]

2 September 2016


Royal Academy Announces Exceptional 2017 Exhibition Programme

The Royal Academy has announced their 2017 exhibition programme, which explores some of the most momentous developments in 20th-century art. In 2017, the epic drama of the Russian Revolution has replayed as well as the intimacy of Henri Matisse’s studio plus detouring along the streets of Depression-era USA. Each time you cross the Annenberg Courtyard and step […]

26 August 2016


Tricia Gilman Explores The Mind’s Eye Journey In New Exhibition

Artist Tricia Gilman has been a name to be reckoned with for the past three decades. In her latest exhibition at The Cello Factory, near Waterloo, she explores her interest in the brain, a kind of negotiated looking, which slows down and spotlights awareness as it flows. The mind’s eye journey is also investigated. These accumulated moments, (pieces of drawing, rubbings, collage, found […]