Art for Autumn in London
Posted on September 29th, 2018
“If you are curious, London is an amazing place” David Bailey.
There is much to be curious in London at the moment – particularly on the art scene. London is completely spoilt for choice this autumn, with some incredible art exhibitions. We have compiled a Super Seven art edit of exhibitions and last minute shows. We’ve also secured a discount with the team at London Art Studies, that you wont want to miss.
Exhibitions for Autumn
- The Courtauld Impressionists – National Gallery NOW until 20th Jan.
Wow – over 40 impressionist and post-impressionist works from the likes of Cezanne, Degas, Renoir, Manet, Seurat’s, Pissaro, Van Gogh. Art collected for the nation by the industrialist Samuel Courtauld
- Oceania – Royal Academy NOW until 10th December
Opened by the Duchess of Sussex, this is the first ever exhibition of Oceanic art held in Britain, marking the 250th anniversary of Captain Cook’s exploration of the Pacific Ocean. Varied, quirky, spectacular, modern, ancient artefacts – a brilliant display of some extraordinary art.
- Anni Albers – Tate Modern 11th Oct – 27th Jan
German-born textile designer, Anni Albers, was one of the most influential figures in textile arts in the 20th century. Taught by Paul Klee, this will be an brilliant show of her weavings, wall-hangings, textiles, prints, drawings. Book now.
- Yaiyoi Kusama : Victor Miro Gallery 3 October. An infinity mirrored room, should have you booking this exhibition RIGHT NOW. It’s free, but requires a timed ticket. It has now sold out. Beg a friend who has a ticket.
- Sir Richard Wallace: The Collector – The Wallace Collection until 6 January 2019
Tucked away behind Selfridges, in Manchester Square, is this phenomenal gallery. Canaletto’s to Rubens and Rembrandt, to Velazquez to Fragonard, there is so much to see. What better way to celebrate the opening of its new £1.2m exhibition space, than to celebrate the man himself who was the mastermind behind this collection, Sir Richard Wallace. Squeeze in a few trips whilst Christmas shopping!
- Renzo Piano : Royal Academy NOW until 20 January 2019
The architect who designed The Shard has his first exhibition in 30 years at the RA. Models, drawings, details, it is a phenomenal exhibition for anyone interested in the details of incredible design and buildings.
- Edward Burne-Jones : The Tate Britain starts 24 October – February 24 2019
A treat for anyone who loves pre-Raphaelite work. Edward Burne-Jones was a friend of William Morris and his work will include tapestries, stained glass windows and paintings. It should be as mythical as it is dreamy.
Talks for Autumn
We love our art, we love exhibitions, and anything we can engage in to further that enjoyment really appeals to us. London Art Studies (LAS) run fabulous talks related to current exhibitions in London. They are run and organised by Kate Gordon, who also writes the Wednesday arts column in the Evening Standard. These talks really bring an exhibition to life, the speakers are engaging, amusing and at the top of their game.
LAS have kindly offered our LLW readers a 15% discount on their 30 October & 4th December TALKS at the Bulgari Hotel.
The 30th October talk focuses on The Better Half : Hepworth, Albers & Kahlo.
The 4th December talk focuses on Vienna : The End and the Beginning.
Tickets are usually £75.00. LLW subscribers get 15% off quoting LLW15 at the check out.
Art Extras for London
These are the exhibitions that are really worth catching if you can before they end.
- Michael Jackson : On the Wall – National Portrait Gallery until 21st October
A photographic show with memorable album covers, photographs & videos, all inspired by this towering icon that was Michael Jackson
- Frida Kahlo : V&A until 4th Nov (sold out, unless you are a member)
If you get a chance, know a Member, beg a ticket, this is one to catch before it ends. Never before seen outside Mexico, it is a thrilling exhibition that only the V&A could put on. Memorable.
- Azzedine Alaia at The Design Museum : Ends 3 October A tiny man that left the biggest legacy in the world of fashion and design.