If you dare...

13. Feb, 2020

27 Old Bond Street, Mayfair, London W1S 4QE

A stunning collection of Alexander McQueen’s beautiful creations ranging from the red rose dress, walked as the finale of the autumn/winter 2019 to a dress made from fresh flowers shown at the end of the Sarabande spring/summer 2007, all show by Sarah Burton

Famous for ongoing love affair with the symbolism of flowers, the McQueen house shares, explores and documents how some of his famous pieces, follow a journey and finally come to life.

Follow the journey and inspiration behind individual collections via memories shared beautifully and informatively by Sarah Burton

This wonderful in-house gallery on the on the second floor of the McQueen Flagship store, features exhibitions that change regularly and that are all dedicated to McQueen’s fantastic creativity, pure skill and complete brilliance as one of the worlds top fashion designers.

Should you wish to enhance your knowledge of design and its craft, then look no further than the McQueen studio.

This beautiful exhibition ends in March 2020.

 

 

13. Feb, 2020

Bankside, London SE1 9TG

Wonderful collection of beautiful fashion and advertising photographs spanning Dora’s career. From social documentary images to political and radical expression and all very forward thinking and radical for a woman at this time.

An avid friend and supporter of Pablo Picasso, Dora supported his career, working alongside him as both in partner and political documenter (Guernica 1937) resulting in Picasso painting Dora on many occasions and assisting her with her experimental photographic and printmaking techniques, inspiring to Marr to focus more on painting and poetry in later life.

Dora did eventually return to photography thankfully creating further beautiful and inspiring images well into her later life.

A beautiful exhibition spanning Maar's long and lustrous career, see before it ends on 15th March 2020.

https://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/exhibition/dora-maar

 

 

19. Jan, 2020

Paris Philharmonic, 221 Avenue Jean Jaurès, 75019 Paris, France

Since starting out in 1976, Pierre & Gilles have worked endlessly to developed their art collaboration to perfection, creating a perfect hybrid form between painting and photography.

This ‘fabulous (only word you can use really!) exhibition explodes with colour, camp-ness and clarity, with the theme of music running right through the exhibition, there’s even an exciting playlist running alongside and accompanying all of the art pieces, uplifting the atmosphere like a giant jukebox.

Icons are featured in most of the works, from, pop stars, fashionistas, celebrities to religious Icons, as well as individual rooms dedicated to their heroes and heroines from both French culture and beyond.  

With their favourite models posing and photographed in the most amazing and elaborate sets and costumes, photographs are then hand painted and manipulated to create the most fantastic and instantly recognisable final product.

With their work being shown around the world, it seems only right that this time it is situated in the stunning Philharmonie de Paris, apparently “their first monographic exhibition on the theme of music” shown anywhere!

The three separate areas represent three main themes: partying, mythology, and dreams & nightmares, each fabulous in its own right.

A must-see show, if you are living in or visiting Paris before the 23rd February 2020.

Highly Recommended by www.ificould.co.uk

Website: https://philharmoniedeparis.fr/en/pierre-et-gilles-exhibition

 

 

19. Jan, 2020

Centre Pompidou, 19 Rue Beaubourg, 75004 Paris

Amazing! A truly wonderful collection of this iconic artists work all under one roof and what a roof, the top floor of the magnificent Centre Pompidou.

Focusing on the last two decades of Bacons career (1971 - 1992) you will explore sixty stunning paintings, which incorporate 12 triptychs, giant portraits and mesmerising self-portraits.

With literature running through the core of the message, Bacons work will captivate you, it’s thought provoking, powerful, imaginative and beautiful all at the same time

An exhibition well worth a visit, presented in a beautiful space, that just adds to the glory. The show is set to end soon (20th January 2020 at The Pompidou) however please follow up with the gallery for details of the next location and go see it, you won’t be disappointed.

Website: https://www.sortiraparis.com/arts-culture/exposure/articles/180466-francis-bacon-exhibition-at-paris-centre-pompidou/lang/en

 

 

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