THE BEST FREE EXHIBITIONS TO SEE RIGHT NOW

You can still get cultured whilst saving some cash whether it’s wandering through art galleries, getting snap happy at photography exhibitions or admiring a quirky installation. Here’s our pick of the best free exhibitions in London…

Highlights

There are so many great museums and galleries in London which means there are some incredible shows to see, from interactive exhibitions and art installations, to photography collections and immersive experiences. You can see it all without splashing the cash, whether it’s at London’s most-known galleries including the likes of Tate Modern, Tate Britain, Somerset House and the V&A, or discovering upcoming artists at independent spaces across the capital. These are the best free exhibitions to get on your radar.

Not to be missed is the immersive cinematic experience taking over both of Lisson Gallery’s spaces by one of the most important performance artists in the world, Marina Abramović. This video and sculpture show is dedicated to one of Abramović’s idols, opera singer Maria Callas and features immersive installations, live-action opera, alabaster sculptures and plenty more.

If science is more your vibe, head on over to The Science Museum which is hosting a major exhibition showcasing cutting-edge tech and nature-based solutions being developed to help remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Or you can journey to outer space at the Spacescapes exhibition taking over Burlington House. And yes, they’re both free.

If you’re out and about near Regent’s Park, Frieze London is back displaying pieces that address themes like geopolitics, architecture and the environment. So whether you’re looking for exhibitions today, exhibitions this weekend or you want to stay on top of all upcoming art exhibitions, we’ve got you covered.

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THE CONNOR BROTHERS | MYTHOMANIA

Until 7th August 2022
Free
112 Westbourne Grove, London W2 5RU, UK
OPENING HOURS
  • Monday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Thursday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Friday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Saturday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Sunday: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

The Connor Borthers are showing drawings and canvases from their latest collection The Regression Series with Mythomania at Maddox Gallery Westbourne Grove. The body of work started from art therapy sessions that the pair did during lockdown where they were asked to draw sixty second sketches of whatever came to mind. These childlike drawings were then then developed into paintings featuring fantastical creatures like dragons, unicorns and dinosaurs, which nod to the creative freedom of childhood, juxtaposed with text that reference modern anxieties and obsessions.

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GAIA

22nd - 26th July 2022
Free
Jubilee Square, Kensington Town Square, London, UK

Luke Jerram, the artist who hung that model of the moon in the Natural History Museum in 2019 and has done the Earth at the Old Royal Naval College, is back with showing Gaia as part of the Kensington & Chelsea Festival. The illuminated 3D installation features detailed NASA imagery of the planet’s surface accompanied by surround sound from composer Dan Jones and will be hung outdoors in Jubilee Square by Kensington & Chelsea Town Hall.

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KRISTOF SANTY | LA GRANDE BOUFFE

5th July - 6th August 2022
Free
3 Hanover Square, London W1S 1HD, UK
OPENING HOURS
  • Monday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Thursday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Friday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Saturday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Sunday: 12:00 – 6:00 PM

Unit London is hosting La Grande Bouffe, the first solo UK exhibition of new work by Belgian artist Kristof Santy. Translating to ‘the big feast’, the exhibition explores the simple pleasure of food and cooking through paintings of kitchenware, market stalls, produce and fishing boats. Santy’s style draws inspo from pop art, folk art, retro cookbooks and arthouse film, and through his use of bright colours and flattened planes, he forgoes any sense of narrative, instead focusing on the fundamentals of daily life.

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SID | SUPERMAN IS DEAD

Until 15th July 2022
Free

You’ve binged Pistol, now head down to Seven Dials to check out Sid Vicious in a whole new light at the SID: Superman Is Dead exhibition. The show features photographs by Dennis Morris, who had unrestricted access to the Sex Pistols and followed the band for a year, plus a recreation of a hotel room trashed by Sid Vicious during 1997 Sex Pistols on Tour Secretly tour.

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KLIMT | THE IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCE

29th July - 30th September 2022
The Boiler House, 152 Brick Lane, London E1 6RU, UK

Van Gogh and Frida and Diego have been done and now Gustav Klimt is getting the immersive treatment. A 360-degree digital art exhibition featuring the works of the Austrian artist, best known for his gold-adorned paintings, is here after wowing art lovers in the States. Klimt: The Immersive Experience uses cutting-edge tech to create two-storey projections of the artist’s most famous pieces, including The Kiss, Judith and the Head of Holofernes, and The Tree of Life, so you can get properly up close and personal with these modernist masterpieces. The exhibition also includes galleries that focus on Klimt’s life, his technique and his influences, and a VR experience that takes you through a day in the life of the artist and the inspiration behind some of his most iconic paintings.

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CHRISTIAN THOMPSON | BEING HUMAN HUMAN BEING

8th June - 30th November 2022
Free
16-18 Ramillies St, London W1F 7LW, UK
OPENING HOURS
  • Monday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Thursday: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Friday: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Saturday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Sunday: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Soho Photography Quarter, launched by The Photographers Gallery, is a spot for admirers to enjoy the best of contemporary photography for free. Located in the heart of town, the open-air gallery is home to a rotating programme of interactive artworks that change twice a year, including large-scale overhead banners, moving image projections and soundscapes. The first presentation is Being Human Human Being by Indigenous Australian contemporary artist Dr. Christian Thompson AO. Selected works from his King Billy, Polari, Equinox and Flower Walls series are on show, which explore indigenous culture, identity and representation.

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BLACK HE(ART)

13th June - 10th July 2022
95A Rye Ln, London SE15 4ST, UK
OPENING HOURS
  • Monday: 9:00 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Thursday: 9:00 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Friday: 9:00 AM – 1:00 AM
  • Saturday: 10:00 AM – 1:00 AM
  • Sunday: 10:00 AM – 11:00 PM

After a successful initial showcase, Peckham Levels is bringing back their Black He(art) exhibition, and this time they’re exploring Black joy through the lens of photography. For one month this summer, the work of artists Blue, Danny Bailey and Fawaz Ojobowale and more will be exhibited in celebration of the freedom of expression and the joy that comes from being unapologetically Black.

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MAIDEN VOYAGE

23rd June - 25th September 2022
Free
The Gateway Pavilions, Peninsula Square, Soames Walk, London SE10 0SQ, UK
OPENING HOURS
  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Thursday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Friday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Saturday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sunday: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

South Korean artist JeeYoung Lee is turning the NOW Gallery space in Greenwich into a forest of hanging ginkgo leaves for her exhibition Maiden Voyage. As well as over 400 handmade individual ginkgo leaves, she has also created a large paper boat and paper aeroplanes floating in the air for the commission, which she uses to explore themes of nature, adventure, and the passage of time.

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IN THE BLACK FANTASTIC

29th June - 18th September 2022
Hayward Gallery, Belvedere Rd, London SE1 8TL, UK

As part of the In The Black Fantastic season at the Southbank Centre, the Hayward Gallery is hosting an exhibition of the same name, showcasing the work of 11 contemporary artists from the African diaspora whose work explores myth, science fiction, spiritual traditions and Afrofuturism. Curated by Ekow Eshun, the exhibition features painting, video, sculpture, photography and installations from artists including Nick Cave, Sedrick Chisom, Ellen Gallagher, Wangechi Mutu, and Tabita Rezaire, that address cultural liberation and social injustice.

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VISION & VIRTUOISTY BY TIFFANY & CO.

10th June - 19th August 2022
Duke of York's HQ, King's Rd, London SW3 4RY, UK
OPENING HOURS
  • Monday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
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  • Thursday: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
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  • Sunday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

There aren’t many jewellers more iconic than Tiffany & Co. and you can dive into the almost 200-year history of the house at the Vision & Virtuosity exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery. There are seven chapters to the exhibition, including sections on founder Charles Lewis Tiffany’s legacy, the Blue Book jewellery collection, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, and diamonds, with everything from archival high jewellery designs, window displays, original film scripts and the legendary 128.54-carat Tiffany Diamond on show.

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FANCY A BITE?

15th June - 6th July 2022
216 Kensington Park Rd, London W11 1NR, UK
OPENING HOURS
  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: 12:00 – 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Thursday: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Friday: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Saturday: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Sunday: Closed

With this year’s Kensington + Chelsea Art Week theme being ‘Nourish’, Studio West’s upcoming exhibition Fancy a Bite? explores the notion of commensality (sharing a meal). Acknowledging the history of female creators producing politically active work about and with food, Fancy a Bite? will platform five women artists – Alice Johnson, Phoebe Boddy, Rafaela De Ascanio, Pippa El-Kadhi Brown and Nell Mitchell – as they explore our complex relationships to food, the politics of domestic space, and themes of nostalgia.

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GRIME STORIES | FROM THE CORNER TO THE MAINSTREAM

17th June - 4th December 2022
Free
150 London Wall, Barbican, London EC2Y 5HN, UK
OPENING HOURS
  • Monday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
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  • Saturday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sunday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

The Museum of London is diving into the history of grime with the free exhibition Grime Stories: from the corner to the mainstream, co-curated by Roony ‘RiskyRoadz’ Keefe. The display, which spotlights the people and places across East London that shaped the genre from its inception in the early 2000s to today, features a panoramic illustration by Wiilkay; personal artefacts relating to grime MCs; films and footage featuring Skepta, DJ Slimzee, Rapid and Slix, and Troy ‘A+’ Miller; and an installation focusing in Jammer’s basement where Lord of the Mics was born.

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SUMMER EXHIBITION AT THE ROYAL ACADEMY

21st June - 21st August 2022
Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BD, UK
OPENING HOURS
  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Thursday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Friday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Saturday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Sunday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

After switching to the autumn for the past two editions, the RA Summer Exhibition is back at its rightful place in the calendar. Alison Wilding is coordinating this year’s show, which has the theme ‘climate’, and includes works by Grayson Perry, the Singh Twins and Cristina Igleisas

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OUR TIME ON EARTH

5th May - 29th August 2022
Silk St, Barbican, London EC2Y 8DS, UK
OPENING HOURS
  • Monday: 9:00 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Thursday: 9:00 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Friday: 9:00 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Saturday: 9:00 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Sunday: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM

The Curve at the Barbican is exploring the natural world and our ecosystem with group exhibition Our Time On Earth. A range of works created in response to the climate emergency from art, science and activism perspectives will be on show, including an immersive piece on soil, a video installation that lets you experience tree time, crockery designed for 14 different species, and an audio-visual piece on plankton and noise pollution.

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FUTURE SHOCK

Until 28th August 2022
180 Strand, Temple, London WC2R 1EA, UK

180 Strand is blurring the lines between the physical and the virtual with Future Shock, an exhibition that features the work of 14 artists, including Ryoichi Kurokawa, Caterina Barbieri, Lawrence Lek, Actual Objects, Gener8ion, Weirdcore, Gaika, who are working with cutting-edge sound and vision technology. Immerse yourself in installations and experiences that make use of interactive algorithms, electronic music, AI and 3D digital mapping, lasers and holograms.

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SMALL IS BEAUTIFUL | MINIATURE ART EXHIBITION

Until 17th July 2022
79-85 Old Brompton Road, London SW7 3JP, UK

Small is Beautiful: Miniature Art Exhibition is an exhibition that grew from the #MiniatureArt movement on social media to become a global phenomenon. Now the movement has landed in London with over 130 mini art and 80 photographic pieces, showcasing all things weird, wonderful and minuscule. Work from 32 artists has been curated for this exhibition, bringing together talent from across the world, including France, UK, USA, Belgium, Sweden, Bosnia, Germany, The Netherlands, Ukraine, Italia, Peru, Iran and India. Among the pieces shown will be Jasenko Dordevic’s extremely delicate sculpture of a mother and daughter carved into the tip of a pencil and Ana Sofia Casaverde’s tiny works of origami.

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WEIRD SENSATION FEELS GOOD | THE WORLD OF ASMR

13th May - 16th October 2022
224-238 Kensington High St, London W8 6AG, UK
OPENING HOURS
  • Monday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Thursday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Friday: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Saturday: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Sunday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

ASMR (aka Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response or that tingly sensation that makes you feel good) is jumping from online to IRL with this exhibition at the Design Museum. 40 audio, visual and tactile works will be on show, including episodes of The Joy of Painting by Bob Ross, a prototype of artificial skin for a mobile device, installations that recreate the sounds of snow crunching underfoot and coins dropping into a well, ASMR videos of Japanese barbershops and Korean dog-grooming salons, and a continuous pillow structure were you can watch and listen to a range of audio-visual works.

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MEXICAN GENIUSES | A FRIDA & DIEGO IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCE

28th May - 30th September 2022
Dock X, Canada Water, Surrey Quays Road, London, UK

Iconic Latin American artist couple Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera’s work will be on display at the Mexican Geniuses exhibition. You can step into the world of Frida and Diego through a 360-degree digital immersive experience, and it’s going to be a full-on attack on the senses with a state-of-the-art sound system and well over 300 art projections on display. Just when you thought it couldn’t get any more immersive, there’s also a virtual reality segment that will whisk you from the cold streets of London to the tropical climate of Mexico. Not only will the exhibition be a chance to experience the works that changed the landscape of art in Mexico, you’ll also be taken on a historical tour of the two artists’ life and the influence they had on each other.

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WHEN FLOWERS DREAM

21st May 2022 – 5 March 2023
Kew Gardens, Richmond TW9 3LL, UK
OPENING HOURS
  • Monday: 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM
  • Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM
  • Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM
  • Thursday: 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM
  • Friday: 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM
  • Saturday: 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM
  • Sunday: 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM

Pip & Pop, aka Aussie artist Tanya Schultz, is immersing people in her candy-coloured world with When Flowers Dream at the Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art at Kew Gardens. The exhibition explores themes of abundance, consumption and a food utopia though sculptural pieces, a technicolour installation inspired by imaginary worlds and featuring foods identified as underutilised species, and botanical paintings from Kew’s archive.

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FEMININE POWER | THE DIVINE TO THE DEMONIC

19th May - 25th September 2022
Great Russell St, London WC1B 3DG, UK
OPENING HOURS
  • Monday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
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  • Sunday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

With Feminine Power: The Divine to the Demonic, the British Museum is taking a cross-cultural look at the impact of femininity and the role that feminine spiritual beings like goddesses, witches, demons and saints have played in global religion, in our understanding of the world and in the way we perceive gender identity today. The exhibition features sculptures, artworks and sacred objects from ancient times up to the present, from six continents, ranging from a terracotta gorgon from 500 BC Italy to a specially commissioned icon of the Hindu goddess Kali.

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CORNELIA PARKER

19th May - 16th October 2022
Millbank, London SW1P 4RG, UK
OPENING HOURS
  • Monday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
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  • Saturday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Sunday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Tate Britain is showcasing the work of Cornelia Parker, one of Britain’s best-loved contemporary artists, with this major exhibition. Several of her large-scale installations, including ‘Thirty Pieces of Silver’ and ‘Cold Dark Matter: An Exploded View’, will be on display alongside immersive pieces like ‘War Room’ and ‘Magna Carta’, collective embroidery, drawings, films, prints and photographs, though which she engages with the important issues of the moment.

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INSPIRING WALT DISNEY | THE ANIMATION OF FRENCH DECORATIVE ARTS

6th April - 16th October 2022
Hertford House, Manchester Square, London W1U 3BN, UK
OPENING HOURS
  • Monday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
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  • Sunday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Recently on show at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC, this exhibition explores the magic of Disney in a whole new way by highlighting the links between French 18th century art and American 20th century animation, with pieces from the Wallace Collection sitting alongside drawings done by Disney artists who were inspired by them.

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RAPHAEL

9th April - 31st July 2022
Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DN, UK
OPENING HOURS
  • Monday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
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  • Sunday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

His career may have only lasted two decades but Raphael still managed to have a profound effect on Western culture in such a short space of time. This exhibition at the National Gallery is exploring that full career by bringing together paintings and drawings alongside his works in architecture, poetry and design all in one place.

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FOOTBALL | DESIGNING THE BEAUTIFUL GAME

8th April - 29th August 2022
224-238 Kensington High St, London W8 6AG, UK
OPENING HOURS
  • Monday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
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  • Thursday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Friday: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Saturday: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Sunday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Sport meets design at the major new exhibition at the Design Museum. Football: Designing the Beautiful Game explores the ways that design has impacted the world’s most popular sport, from the planning that goes into the stadiums to the badge, kit and boot designs to the way fans engage with football through tournaments, TV and gaming. Over 100 historical objects will be on display, including jerseys worn by Pele and Maradona, boots worn by Geoff Hurst and early Subbuteo games, alongside contemporary pieces and projects from the likes of Nike, adidas, Umbro, and Zaha Hadid Architects. It’s a must-see for any footy fan.

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WALTER SICKERT

28th April - 18th September 2022
Millbank, London SW1P 4RG, UK
OPENING HOURS
  • Monday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
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  • Thursday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Friday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Saturday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Sunday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Tate Britain is hosting the gallery’s first major retrospective on Walter Sickert, one of the artists who shaped modern British art, in over 60 years. This exhibition explores Sickert’s wide body of work, his distinctive approach to subject matter and setting, his fascination with the theatrical world and his time as a former actor, and the influence he drew from current events, news photography and the rise of celebrity culture.

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RANA BEGUM | DAPPLED LIGHT

25th March – September 2022
Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery, Mattock Ln, London W5 5EQ, UK
OPENING HOURS
  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: Closed
  • Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Thursday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Friday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Saturday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sunday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Rana Begum is hosting her first solo London gallery show at Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery, where her work interplays with the architecture of Sir John Soane. Dappled Light explores light and colour through a range of sculptures, paintings and installations, including a cloud of coloured veils suspended from the ceiling, a neon installation across the stairwell, large canvases of colourful dots, and a time-lapse video of light cascading through woodland as the seasons change.

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DAMIEN HIRST | NATURAL HISTORY

10th March - Summer 2022
Gagosian Gallery, 6-24 Britannia St, London WC1X 9JD, UK

More than 20 of Damien Hirst’s famed formaldehyde sculptures will be brought together for the first time at the new Natural History exhibition from the Gagosian Gallery. Over the last 30 years, Hirst has created various pieces that see whole animals, or their parts – dissected, bisected or even flayed – suspended and preserved in formaldehyde. Natural History collates the most affecting and iconic sculptures in the series, from The Impossible Lovers, a cabinet of glass jars containing cow’s organs, to The Beheading of John the Baptist, which features a cow’s head on a table surrounded by knives and its decapitated body on a clinical tiled floor.

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FASHIONING MASCULINITIES | THE ART OF MENSWEAR

19th March - 6th November 2022
Cromwell Rd, London SW7 2RL, UK
OPENING HOURS
  • Monday: 10:00 AM – 5:45 PM
  • Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 5:45 PM
  • Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 5:45 PM
  • Thursday: 10:00 AM – 5:45 PM
  • Friday: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Saturday: 10:00 AM – 5:45 PM
  • Sunday: 10:00 AM – 5:45 PM

The V&A always hosts mega fashion exhibitions and this year they’re taking on menswear with the Fashioning Masculinities show. The exhibition will highlight the diversity and artistry of men’s fashion, from European courts during the Renaissance to contemporary designers. Around 100 outfits, including pieces designed by Harris Reed, Grace Wales Bonner and Gucci and looks worn by Harry Styles, David Bowie and Billy Porter, will be on display alongside photographs, film, sculptures and paintings.

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BEATRIX POTTER | DRAWN TO NATURE

12th February - 25th September 2022
Cromwell Rd, London SW7 2RL, UK
OPENING HOURS
  • Monday: 10:00 AM – 5:45 PM
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  • Thursday: 10:00 AM – 5:45 PM
  • Friday: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Saturday: 10:00 AM – 5:45 PM
  • Sunday: 10:00 AM – 5:45 PM

The V&A is teaming up with the National Trust for an exhibition on Beatrix Potter that promises fun for all the fam. Original manuscripts, watercolours, drawings, letters, and photographs will be on display and you’ll explore her life as a natural scientist and conservationist in the Lake District, and see where she got the inspo for the likes of Peter Rabbit and Jemima Puddle-Duck. 

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SURREALISM BEYOND BORDERS

24th February - 29th August 2022
Bankside, London SE1 9TG, UK
OPENING HOURS
  • Monday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
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  • Friday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Saturday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Sunday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Tate Modern is showcasing surrealism in a new way with this major exhibition that covers 50 years and spans the whole globe. Traditionally exhibitions on surrealism have been Euro-centric, with a particular focus on Paris in the 1920s, whereas this show will explore how surrealism, its subversion of reality and challenge of authority, reached around the world, with works from the Caribbean, Latin America, Asia, North Africa and Eastern Europe on display. 

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LUBAINA HIMID

25th November 2021 - 3rd July 2022
Bankside, London SE1 9TG, UK
OPENING HOURS
  • Monday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Thursday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
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  • Saturday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Sunday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Tate Modern is hosting a major exhibition on the Turner Prize-winning artist and cultural activist Lubaina Himid. Inspired by her interest in theatre – Himid initially trained in theatre design – the exhibition will be set out like a sequence of scenes, featuring works from across her career, including her contributions to the Black British arts movement and her figurative paintings, as well as recent pieces being shown for the first time.

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VAN GOGH | THE IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCE

Until 31st July 2022
Commercial Street, London E1 6LZ, UK

Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience has been a hit in the States in the US and Europe and now it’s coming to Spitalfields. The exhibition will see more than 300 of Van Gogh’s works projected across a floor-to-ceiling two-storey space so you’ll be able to soak up the art from all angles. There’ll also be a drawing studio and a VR experience that takes you through a day in the life of the artist and explores the inspiration behind some of his most iconic paintings. 

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THE ART OF BANKSY

Until 4th September 2022
50 Earlham St, London WC2H 9LJ, UK

A massive Banksy exhibition has come to London featuring 80 of the artist’s original works. The Art of Banksy, which has toured from Melbourne to Miami, is not authorised by the artist and therefore not curated in collaboration with him (not really Banksy’s style is it?) so all the pieces on show are loans from private collectors. In fact, the exhibition displays the world’s largest collection of privately owned Banksy works. Prints, screenprints, sculptures, canvasses and other unique pieces from 1997 – 2008 are on show, ranging from the iconic ‘Girl and Balloon’ ‘Flower Thrower’ and ‘Rude Copper’ to artworks rarely seen by the public.

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OUR FUTURE PLANET

19th May 2021 – 4th September 2022
free
Exhibition Rd, South Kensington, London SW7 2DD, UK
OPENING HOURS
  • Monday: Closed
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  • Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
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The Science Museum is hosting a major exhibition on carbon capture and storage, which will be open in the run up to COP26. Our Future Planet will showcase some of the cutting-edge tech and nature-based solutions being developed to hep remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and reduce the impact of climate change, and explore how carbon can be held in storage or used to create everyday items like toothpaste or vodka. Objects on display include the Climeworks Direct Air Capture machine, the first prototype mechanical tree that absorbs CO2 from the atmosphere, and apparatus from the UK’s BIFoR FACE experiment, which models the impact of climate change on forest ecosystems.

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YAYOI KUSAMA | INFINITY MIRROR ROOMS

Until June 2023
Bankside, London SE1 9TG, UK
OPENING HOURS
  • Monday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Thursday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Friday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Saturday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Sunday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

After her pumpkin-filled Infinity Room caused lengthy queues at the Victoria Miro gallery in 2016, Yayoi Kusama returns with another major exhibition, this time at the Tate Modern. Two of her installations – the large Infinity Mirrored Room – Filled with the Brilliance of Life and Chandelier of Grief, which gives the illusion of endless rotating chandeliers – this year. The rooms will be presented alongside a small collection of photographs, some of which will be going on display for the very first time.

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