London art scene | Catch it if you can
Posted on August 12th, 2019
London’s art scene is so hot, a lot hotter than the weather that’s for sure. I thought you might like a quick hit list of exhibitions not to miss this August in London. Quite a few exhibitions are closing, many I really think are worth seeing before they GO for good. In no particular order, these are our personal favourites.
The exhibition hot list
- Christian Dior : Designer of Dreams at the V&A. Now is the time to catch this exhibition if you haven’t already. Whilst the holidays are on, they have a load of extra daily tickets on sale. Wait until the bank holiday weekend, it will be like a zoo. Closes Sunday 1 September
- Michael Craig Martin at Gagosian in Kings Cross. I discovered this incredible exhibition last Friday and went immediately. Enjoy Craig Martin’s first indoor sculpture exhibition for free, and see the creative genius of his work up close. Closes on Friday 23 August.
- Manolo Blahnik at the Wallace Collection. This exhibition is exquisite. It is so beautifully curated that sometimes you miss the shoes entirely! They seamlessly blend into the stunning surroundings of this treasure trove. Free. Closes Sunday 1 September.
- Lee Krasner at the Barbican. A key figure in the American art scene, this is a must see exhibition. An explosion of colour from an artist so often taking second place to her marriage to Jackson Pollock. Closes Sunday 1 September.
- Oliafur Eliasson at the TATE. Creatively for little ones, there is a ton of lego that is being used to create a future city of white lego over two large tables. More than once I have heard of kids going and not leaving they are having such a good time. This exhibit closes Sunday 18 August. The main exhibition runs until 5 January 2020.
- Cindy Sherman at the National Portrait Gallery. This exhibition had five star reviews, and it definitely makes it on our list to catch before it closes on 15 September.
- Get Up Stand Up Now at Somerset House. “An exhibition that celebrates the past 50 years of Black creativity in Britain and beyond”. It is this and so much more. Stunning photographs, colourful walkways, history shared, colourful exhibits that just connect you to this history explained. Really loved this. Closes Sunday 15 September.
- Anish Kapoor at Pitzhanger Manor. This exhibition is one of the highlights of my year. I loved it. No-one does installations like Mr Kapoor. They flip you constantly with bursts of colour. Catch it if you can. Closes Sunday 18 August.