If you dare...

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

 

 

13. Aug, 2019

Albert Dock, Liverpool L3 4BB

This engaging, thoughtful, political and still 'very' relevant graffiti and pop art exhibition by legendary 1980s New York artist Keith Haring is a must see.

Covering works inspired by the time and featuring some great collaborations with other amazing artists like Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat, expect, vibrant, colourful, meaningful, political and recognisable pieces that will grab you from the offsetPieces range from designs for record covers, metro posters,music videos, fashion lines and of course, political & activist messages responding to key issues of the period, such as racism, homophobia & AIDS, with a plan to bring all of these issues to the forefront and to as many people as possible to spread the word.

The exhibition includes more than 85 artworks, including posters, drawings, paintings,videos and photographs, summarising 1980s New York street culture, perfectly. A modern genius for his time.  

Exhibition on until 10th November 2019. Go see it! 

Website: https://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-liverpool/exhibition/keith-haring  or https://www.tate.org.uk/visit/tate-liverpool

 

 

26. Jul, 2019

Hertford House, Manchester Square, London W1U 3BN

This wonderful, creative exhibition is set amongst the permanent and magnificent Wallace Collection andfeatures over 160 iconic & stunning shoes and boots all designed by the very talented Manolo Blahnik, from the 1970’s to the present day.

This retrospective celebrates 40 years of Manolo Blahniks exquisite works of art and is both eclectic and enthralling at the same time. Mingle amongst the engaging collection up close and personal and swoon over all of his gorgeous creations from across his highly acclaimed 50 year career, just wander amongst his beautiful collection that are cleverly nestled amongst the regular pieces of fine and decorative arts of the mind-blowing & glitzy permanent Wallace Collection.

The exhibition also shares insight into his early thought processes, prototypes and design moulds and many of his stunning sketches, personal photographs, films and videos of his infamous catwalk shows, featuring images of his many star studded clients, wearing many of his beautiful his creations and what’s interesting is, that its not only art that is on show here, its also his architectural genius, sculptural skills and engineering talents, to name but a few..

Manolo Blahnik is a master of what he does and this exhibition proves that, its eye opening and highly recommended.

There’s even a beautiful courtyard café in the centre of the Museum, where you pause for afternoon tea or something a little stronger,  if you wish!

A must see exhibition, see it before it ends on 1st September 2019. 

Website: https://www.wallacecollection.org/