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15. Dec, 2019

Millbank, London SW1P 4RG

SMs much lauded traditional school class photographs adorn almost every wall of the enormous Tate Britain’s main central Gallery’s.

Apparently one of the most ambitious portraits of children ever undertaken in the UK, both impressive in scale and achievement.

Steve’s inclusive project snapped every Year 3 pupil in London, including children from state primaries, independent schools, faith schools, special schools, pupil referral units and home-educated pupils and the results are epic.

At the end of the exhibition each picture will be returned to the school where the photograph was taken, which is a lovely touch and something that each School can keep for years to come.

The exhibition is due to finish on the 3rd May 2020

Website: https://www.tate.org.uk/visit/tate-britain

 

 

15. Dec, 2019

Southbank Centre, 337-338 Belvedere Rd, Lambeth, London SE1 8XX

Fabulous retrospective exhibition sharing the work of the much-celebrated British artist Bridget Riley.

Developed by the artist and the National Galleries of Scotland this is the largest and exhibition of Bridget’s work to date.

Featuring her iconic black-and-white paintings from the 1960s and rarely-seen drawings dating from 1947 to the present day the exhibition is a treat.

Covering over 70 years of Riley’s pieces, experience powerful and engaging work by one of the most important UK artists of our current time.

Just wonderful.

The exhibition remains until 26th January 2020.

Website: https://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whats-on/exhibitions/hayward-gallery-art/bridget-riley

 

 

5. Nov, 2019

Cromwell Road, Knightsbridge, London SW7 2RL

An excellent collection from the legendry and talented British fashion photographer Tim Walker. Cutting edge images, whimsical, real and surreal, this collection of stunning images created over decades are magnificent and highly eclectic.

The show walks you through a collection of themed rooms, highlighting important times throughout the photographer’s life. There are celebrities, odd animals and even aliens and all presented in amazing, spell binding and creative situations.

Apparently, Walker was given permission to delve through the V&As amazing archive collection of photographs for inspiration and the results are truly stunning.

From medieval themes to contemporary, the whole collection takes you on a wonderful journey, there’s passion, there’s colour and overall there is lashings of talent.

If you can! Grab a ticket to this ‘fantastical exhibition’ before it ends on 8th March 2020.

https://www.vam.ac.uk/exhibitions/tim-walker

 

 

5. Nov, 2019

Bankside, London SE1 9TG

Apparently never seen in the UK before, immerser yourself in this wonderful collection of stunning, eye-opening and interactive installations that will wake you up your senses with a smile.

Walk from room to room discovering exciting pieces such as such as a real-life rainbow spray, a fun colourful shadow wall and a silver space tunnel you can walk through and that’s just for starters.

From geometrical sculptures, to mist filled passages, reflections to smoke & mirrors and much, much more, just let yourself go and enjoy this glorious uplifting collection of innovative and highly creative ideas, whilst touching on sensitive and important issues, such as climate change, energy impact and architecture.

Olafur Eliasson’s collection is inspiring, informative and fun and not to be missed but book early, it’s a very hot ticket in town right now. A must for all ages, see it before 5th January 2020.

Website: https://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/exhibition/olafur-eliasson

 

 

5. Nov, 2019

Millbank, Westminster, London SW1P 4RG

William Blake, this classic British painter, printmaker and poet’s wonderful collection highlights some of his most iconic images and work from across his lifetime.

Ahead of his time, with controversial ideas, Blake wooed the crowds both then and now, Incorporating his personal struggles and experiences into his work. The show brings his vision alive and by sharing his experiences and his political stance, a picture of the artist himself is brought back to life.

Some of Blakes original pieces that were first shown in 1809, still stand the test of time, real, gritty and diverse images, in watercolours, paint and print provide real insight into this classis British Artists mind.

Apparently as the “the largest show of Blake’s work for almost 20 years” this talented and creative artists work is thankfully shared with a new generation. Wonderful.

A must-see exhibition, ends 2nd February 2020

Website: https://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-britain/exhibition/william-blake-artist