Sunday, April 21, 2013

Art Exhibitions in London: April - June 2013

This is my second monthly blog post about Art Exhibitions in London - ones on now and ones coming up.  This post broadly covers a three month period from April - June 2013.

The exhibitions highlighted are:
  • major exhibitions in major art galleries and museums in LONDON. (Plus other places if I have the time).
  • major art competition exhibitions - typically those which are listed in my page on Major UK Art Competitions in 2013
  • major art society exhibitions 

The Guitar Player (c. 1670-1672) by Johannes Vermeer
Oil on canvas, Height: 53 cm (20.9 in). Width: 46.3 cm (18.2 in)
Collection: Kenwood House
This painting is moving to the National Gallery
for the Vermeer and music exhibition.
Major Art Galleries and Museums in the UK

Courtauld Gallery

Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 0RN

Dulwich Picture Gallery

Gallery Road, London, SE21 7AD
A major exhibition to watch out for later in the year is Whistler in London

National Gallery

Trafalgar Square London WC2N 5DN

National Portrait Gallery

St Martin’s Place, London WC2H 0HE

Royal Academy of Arts

Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BD | 6 Burlington Gardens, London W1S 3ET

I'm really looking forward to the Australia exhibition 21 September—8 December 2013 in the Main Galleries, Burlington House

Saatchi Gallery

Duke of York's HQ, King's Road, London SW3 4RY

Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond, Surrey TW9 3AB
  • 11 May -22 September 2013 Rory McEwen, The Colours of Reality showcases his botanical work and includes works from artists who influenced him.  This is a "must see" for the botanical artists!

Tate Britain

Millbank, London SW1P 4RG

  • Until 12 May 2013 - Schwitters in Britain - I'm umming and erring on this one between thinking I ought to go and see it and not finding it very appealing based on what I've seen to date. 
  • Until 2 June 2013 Looking at the View - a thematic display which looks at continuities in the way artists have framed our vision of the landscape over the last 300 years
  • Until August 2013 Basic Design This display explores the role that Basic Design – a new and radical approach to training in art schools – played in revolutionising art.
  • 5 June – 1 September 2013 Gary Hume Part of the internationally celebrated group of ‘Young British Artists’ that studied at London’s Goldsmiths College in the late 1980s.
  • 5 June – 1 September 2013 Patrick Caulfield Tate Britain presents a survey exhibition of the celebrated British painter, Patrick Caulfield (1936–2005).
  • 26 June – 20 October 2013 Lowry and the Painting of Modern Life  This is going to be a blockbuster exhibition.

Tate Modern

Bankside, London SE1 9TG

Wallace Collection

Hertford House, Manchester Square, London W1U 3BN Open daily from 10am - 5pm

Art Society Exhibitions

I've also included exhibitions of note by member artists on related subjects and major art competitions at these galleries.

Also included are the events and workshops associated with the Art Society Exhibitions where these are posted on websites

Bankside Gallery 

48 Hopton Street, London, SE1 9JH Open daily 11am - 6pm during exhibitions

Mall Galleries 

The Mall, London SW1Y 5BD All exhibitions are 10:00am to 17:00pm daily unless otherwise stated

Notes for Visitors to Art Exhibitions

See my websites about museums and art galleries in London

Also see:

Notes for Artists


(Solo or Group Exhibitions)


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