Shows & Exhibitions

  • Michael Craig-Martin: Transience (Exhibition)
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    The Serpentine Gallery’s winter season features the work of Michael Craig-Martin, his first solo London exhibition for 25 years. This 1981-2015 retrospective will prove an interesting sensory experience for visitors because even the gallery walls are colour-coded to match the paintings. Yes green and pink walls. Bring the sunglasses! Since his early career as mentor […]

  • The Enlightenment Spotlight Tour (Exhibition)
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    The Enlightenment was a period of 17th and 18th century European history when mythology, faith and superstition were challenged for the first time by philosophers and thinkers driven by logic, science and empirical facts. It was a significant departure from the established order and included questioning the authority of church, monarchy and state. The Enlightenment […]

  • TinTin Treat
    Posted in: Highlights, Shows & Exhibitions

    Fans of TinTin will love this new exhibition at Somerset House in Temple. Families with young kids will find the wallpaper style floor to ceiling length prints a welcome alternative to the heavier fare at other galleries and it’s a little like walking into a comic book. Created by Belgian illustrator Georges Remi, more commonly […]

  • Britain’s Child Migrants
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    Child migration in Britain began to gain momentum around the turn of the century when grinding poverty amongst the Victorian working classes meant they had two choices, send their children to the workhouse or if they were too young to work, to families abroad where they had a chance of survival. As you enter the […]

  • Out of Chaos: Ben Uri 100 Years in London
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    The current global migrant crisis, where predominantly Muslim nationals are fleeing war and poverty draws some parallels with Jewish refugees fleeing persecution at the turn of the century and during World War 11. This exhibition at Somerset House also titled Art, Identity and Migration focuses on the work of Jewish immigrants or their descendants with […]

  • The Barjeel Art Foundation Collection (Exhibition)
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    In a mammoth programme from September 2015 to Jan 2017 the Whitechapel Gallery hosts the Barjeel Art Foundation Collection in a series so big it requires four separate exhibitions. This is the largest exhibition of Arab art ever held in the UK and comes from Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi’s UAE based archive of work sourced from […]

  • Guided Medieval & Renaissance Tours at the V&A Museum
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    Described by the guide as the oldest and largest museum in the world (the prior fact debatable the latter fact certainly possible) this tour kicks off everyday 11.30am sharp at the Victoria and Albert Museum’s grand entrance. Even the most learned historian would struggle here as a visitor so you soon realise this free service […]

  • Rock Against Racisim
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    Charting rock music’s rallying call against racism in the 70s and 80s, Rock Against Racism is a photography exhibition with a resounding message. Syd Shelton was the movement’s official photographer and this is his first major exhibition in a career spanning 45 years. It is certainly worth the wait as it captures the social and […]

  • Black British Art in Action
    Posted in: Galleries & Museums, Reviews, Shows & Exhibitions

    The Black British experience is explored on many levels by this selection from the London Metropolitan Archives. Covering issues such as identify, struggle and broader culture, the work is varied, and incorporates many platforms of expression and creative tools. Its ‘No Colour Bar’ banner underpinning the work of all of these British-centred artists, but also […]

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