London Gallery Weekend Returns With New Dates & Partnership With Art Fund For 2022.
Following the success of last year’s inaugural edition, London Gallery Weekend will return in 2022 for a three-day event taking place from 13th-15th May 2022.
“London Gallery Weekend has provided the impetus to refocus on how much potential there is locally, and we are looking forward to a 2022 edition which offers a broader public programme of events and performances across the city, both within the galleries participating and beyond.” Jeremy Epstein, Founder/Director of London Gallery Weekend
Bringing together art-lovers, collectors and curators from across the UK, London Gallery Weekend unites the galleries of the capital, which are zoned into three areas of London: central, south and east. Participating galleries in these areas will stage exhibitions by major international artists and emerging talents, alongside an expanded public events programme that includes performances, educational talks and activity packs for families.
The 2022 edition of London Gallery Weekend also sees the launch of a new partnership with Art Fund which will strengthen relationships between London’s galleries and the UK’s regional institutions, through the provision of an annual fund to support travel and accommodation costs for up to 20 regional curators from across the UK to visit London Gallery Weekend. The fund will help to facilitate the visits of representatives from those institutions who would otherwise not be able to finance the journey, and to develop new and existing connections across the broader UK art community.
“As we broaden our public programme, it’s important to London Gallery Weekend and its participating galleries to provide a new platform for dialogue, collaboration and reciprocal support between UK’s regional museums and London’s gallery and artist communities, so we are delighted to be partnering with Art Fund.” Sarah Rustin, Co-Director of London Gallery Weekend
In addition, Art Fund and London Gallery Weekend will establish a focus group, comprised of figureheads from institutions across the UK, to better understand the collective perspectives and objectives of regional museums and to inform long-term partnerships and patterns of mutual support between the museum and commercial gallery sector. The members of the focus group will change with each future edition of London Gallery Weekend, to allow for continued diversification and the shifting of insights and experience.
London Gallery Weekend is also pleased to announce the launch of the second episode in its podcast series hosted by Jan Dalley, Arts Editor of the Financial Times. The new episode will feature interviews with gallerist Hannah Barry, curator and art historian Aindrea Emelife, sculptor Antony Gormley and gallerist David Zwirner, discussing topics ranging from the impact of London Gallery Weekend on London, to how galleries and artists are addressing the issue of climate change, and the future of the gallery model itself. The podcast will be available to download via the London Gallery Weekend website and your preferred podcast app, including Apple and Spotify; produced by Danielle Radojcin at In Talks With.
Last year’s edition of London Gallery Weekend featured 140 participating galleries, from the most renowned international to emerging contemporary art galleries, with over 40,000 visitors to participating galleries over the course of the event, 90 public events and over 20 museum patron group visits.
Visitors can find out more about London Gallery Weekend by visiting the website londongalleryweekend.art. The website is designed and built by Artlogic and will be a central platform for visitors to plan their route around London Gallery Weekend.