Overview

  • Route

    We will start with Guts Gallery, as it’s a little off the beaten track, their HQ just north of Hackney Downs station. The gallery has a young and developing programme, which is exciting; for this year’s edition of London Gallery Weekend the gallery will be showing work by Elsa Rouy. [Read my full route description below]
  • We will start with Guts Gallery, as it’s a little off the beaten track, their HQ just north of Hackney Downs station. The gallery has a young and developing programme, which is exciting; for this year’s edition of London Gallery Weekend the gallery will be showing work by Elsa Rouy, including a couple of ambitious floor-to-ceiling installations...

    We will start with Guts Gallery, as it’s a little off the beaten track, their HQ just north of Hackney Downs station. The gallery has a young and developing programme, which is exciting; for this year’s edition of London Gallery Weekend the gallery will be showing work by Elsa Rouy, including a couple of ambitious floor-to-ceiling installations.

     

    From there, wind down all the way through Mare Street until we reach two galleries just a few minutes walk from one another: Soft Opening and The Approach. In the first, a solo show by the London based artist, writer and poet Rhea Dillon. The Approach debut work by Pam Evelyn - it’s important to catch this show on your route as LGW falls on the final days of the exhibition. Don't miss these two galleries if you want to discover new emerging talents.

     

    Detouring to Haggerston we head to see Gabriel Hartley’s show at Seventeen, where to enter you need to head around the back to Acton Mews - always a sense of discovery, then down to Shoreditch for Emalin’s new exhibition of Lithuanian artist and curator favourite Augustas Serapinas.

     

    From there it’s time to head back to the ICA bar to put my head around the door of our current show and for a drink and to read and think around everything I've seen that day. The ICA’s current group exhibition 'Decriminalised Futures' features work which speaks to the multiplicity of contemporary sex worker experiences and is open until 9pm each night through the weekend - so no excuse to miss it!