Overview

  • Route

    Starting in South London, in Peckham, where Hannah Barry Gallery is showing new paintings by the young Spanish artist Natalia Gonzalez Martin. The space is right by the station, so you can go by train to Victoria and walk up, through Green Park, into Mayfair. [Read my full route description below]
  • Starting in South London, in Peckham, where Hannah Barry Gallery is showing new paintings by the young Spanish artist Natalia Gonzalez Martin. The space is right by the station, so you can go by train to Victoria and walk up, through Green Park, into Mayfair. I'm interested to see the artists in Ben Hunter's new group show. Then by contrast to see Jeff Wall's photographs in the White Cube, Masons Yard. Just off Piccadilly is...

    Starting in South London, in Peckham, where Hannah Barry Gallery is showing new paintings by the young Spanish artist Natalia Gonzalez Martin. The space is right by the station, so you can go by train to Victoria and walk up, through Green Park, into Mayfair. I'm interested to see the artists in Ben Hunter's new group show. Then by contrast to see Jeff Wall's photographs in the White Cube, Masons Yard. Just off Piccadilly is Marlborough, where an exhibition of 1930-70s photographs by Bill Brandt, Irving Penn and Brassaï.

     

    The next stop is to see Alex Katz' new works exploring abstraction at Timothy Taylor, before heading to Sadie Coles HQ Davies Street space which, in the spirit of collaboration, is hosting four of India's most prominent galleries who are presenting a nuanced picture of art from South Asia and its diaspora. On the other side of Oxford Circus is the Fitzrovia Chapel, showing fascinating photographs of wartime nurses shot by the surrealist icon, Lee Miller. As a designer I am drawn to Nicola L.'s Pénétrables; wearable fabrics that transform a group of individuals into a singular organism. Fifty years of the artist's work is being presented at Alison Jacques for what is, unbelievably, her first ever exhibition in the UK. A quick 20 minutes from Oxford Circus to Bethnal Green and then on to Soft Opening to see the artist and poet Rhea Dillon's poignant and cerebral exhibition about Caribbean diaspora culture. Then galleries Maureen Paley and Project Native Informant are neighbours - showing new work by Jane and Louise Wilson, and  sculptures by Dozie Kanu, respectively. The final stop is Public Gallery, in Whitechapel, where two concurrent exhibitions are the final of the day. Ufuoma Essi's experimental film looks at Black female singers and performers, while Anousha Payne & Laila Tara H's duo show includes reptilian ceramics and serene Iranian miniature paintings.