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    London Gallery Weekend is a brilliant way to see great exhibitions as well as explore the city itself. So here’s my own curated tour… [Read my full route description below]
  • "London is one of the most international cities in the world, with over 300 languages spoken here every day. This global perspective enriches the capital’s art scene with so many artists making London their home or choosing to exhibit here. We’re proud of this openness and the fact that there really is something for everyone."

    London Gallery Weekend is a brilliant way to see great exhibitions as well as explore the city itself.   

     

    So here’s my own curated tour…

     

    Start in Edgware Road and Lisson Gallery with Canadian artist Rodney Graham’s exhibition, ‘Painting Rocks’. The most established of galleries and artists I have selected, he is showing...

    London Gallery Weekend is a brilliant way to see great exhibitions as well as explore the city itself.   

     

    So here’s my own curated tour…

     

    Start in Edgware Road and Lisson Gallery with Canadian artist Rodney Graham’s exhibition, ‘Painting Rocks’. The most established of galleries and artists I have selected, he is showing a series of new paintings first developed as an online exhibition during the pandemic. It is great to see work ‘IRL’ again!

     

    Next to The Gallery of Everything and a group show of Swedish artists new and old. It’s wonderful to have a gallery dedicated to neurodiverse and non-academic art-makers, making us all look at art with fresh eyes.

     

    On to König London and Japanese artist Ayako Rokkaku who creates her paintings by applying paint directly to her canvases with her hands, the results are joyful and playful.

     

    Then as you get into the centre of town, a visit to Arcadia Missa and the exhibition by German artist Melike Kara, called ‘as above below’. A new series of paintings exploring social relationships, fate, rituals and home, something we can all relate to.

     

    The final gallery on my list is Stephen Friedman and a new exhibition by Londoner Caroline Walker. Her exhibition ‘Lisa’ uncovers the diverse cultural and economic experiences of women living in contemporary society.

     

    Last but not least, I always like to pass by Heather Phillipson’s Fourth Plinth sculpture ‘THE END’ in Trafalgar Square, right in the heart of London. Heather has just been nominated for the Turner Prize, she is so brilliant and it is an extremely well deserved honour. THE END will only be up for a few more months, so see it while you still can!

     

    I am so happy that Londoners and visitors returning to London Gallery Weekend can experience art from around the world, for free and across the city.