Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red – Installation at the Tower of London

1 Sep

Whilst visiting London or partaking in a course here at London Art Portfolio, be sure to visit the art installation Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red at the Tower of London, which is just over the bridge from our studios. This installation, created by Paul Cummins and Tom Piper, is to mark the one hundred year anniversary of the start of Britain’s involvement in the First World War. Each of the 888,246 ceramic poppies represents a British military fatality during the war and has been planted with the aid of volunteers.

This extraordinarily thought-provoking installation is available to visit until November 11th.


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6 and 12 Week Art Courses and Drawing Classes at London Art Portfolio

27 Aug

Learn with London Art Portfolio, within small intimate group sizes of maximum 10-12, in lovely light studios in a listed building next to Tower Bridge by the River Thames- ideal for learning!

Specialist staff experienced in portfolio preparation!

Art courses, art classes and drawing classes start September 8th to give you art portfolio support in preparation for your Foundation, UCAS and Masters applications.

Be successful at LAP!

For more information visit:

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London Art Portfolio Courses Starting September 8th – Book Now!

22 Aug

Popular art courses at London Art Portfolio include, 1, 2, 6, 12 & 24 week portfolio courses. These comprise of drawing classes for absolute beginners to learn and improve skills and art classes for fashion portfolio students, fine artists, graphic designers, architects, etc.

Our art courses will help you achieve success in your art portfolio applications!

Be sure to visit our London Art Portfolio website at for more information about our courses and 1-1 tuition and to book your place!



Student Artwork: ‘Objects of Desire’ – Fine Art Photography

6 Aug


New Courses Starting September 8th!

31 Jul


24 Week Portfolio Preparation Courses at London Art Portfolio! A great opportunity for anyone who is on a gap year in London or career change, with the opportunity to win an internship at a top artist studio, design studio or fashion house!

We are also running 4, 6 and 12 week courses and deliver 1:1 bespoke tutorials – all starting on September 8th. For more information visit:

Marina Abramovic: White Space

29 Jul


Lisson Gallery

16 August – 1 November 2014


Taking its title from an early, immersive sound environment, White Space presents a range of historic works by Marina Abramović that have never been exhibited before. Featuring two important sound pieces, previously unseen video documentation of seminal performances and a number of photographs and works on paper, all dating from 1971-1981, the exhibition reveals the artist’s first forays into a performance-based practice dealing with time and the immaterial.

First realised in 1972 at The Student Cultural Centre in Belgrade, White Space was a room lined with white paper containing a tape recording of the artist repeating the phrase “I love you”. Visitors were instructed to “Enter the space. Listen.” Never since recreated, this work forms the centrepiece of this display of rare, formative Abramović works, which nevertheless relate thematically to her recent decision to strip down her practice to its essence and empty out the Serpentine Gallery for her long-durational performance there, entitled 512 Hours. A second audio work installed in its own environment, The Tree (1971) can be heard outside the gallery, in its central courtyard, where a number of speakers blare out an artificially amplified repetition of birds chirping, the insistent recording perhaps referring to the recorded pronouncements of Josip Broz ‘Tito’, Yugoslavia’s revolutionary socialist leader of the time, whom Abramović’s parents fought with and eventually served under, as military officers in the Communist government.

Heat it up & Cool it down!

26 Jul

Here are a couple of places to check out in this summer heat wave of London, from a cool ice bar to sunbathing by an open air lido swimming pool!


A trendy place to check out for the coolest drink in town (literally!) and chill in some icey chairs…as they say it so well:

Step into ICEBAR LONDON, a cold sensory environment where the walls, bar, tables and even your own personal glass are made from crystal clear Torne River ice which is harvested from the pristine winter wonderland of Jukkasjärvi in Northern Sweden.’

However, this is no stroll in bar like a big Yeti, you have to book in advanced to get the real experience! Find out more information online:





Get the best view of Central London from south of the river at this trendy rooftop bar in Peckham. Ontop of a 10 storey car park, grab a few decent cocktails and watch the sun set with a nice breeze in the air on a summers evening. What more could you want from London so high?

Open from Tuesday – Sunday’s 5pm – 11 pm

More information on how to get there on their website:

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Hampstead Heath Ponds

Time to heat it up with some lovely sun bathing on the heath of Hampstead, (and cool it down with a dip in the ponds!). They have Male, Female and Mixed Ponds to enjoy a summers day out, take a pic-nic and watch people splashing around – it’s just like the famous Georges-Pierre Seurat‘ painting of Bathers at Asnieres but the London version! Male and Female ponds are open 7.30-8pm and Mixed is 7.30 – 6pm and only £2 entry!

For more details visit:

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Brockwell Lido

Brockwell Lido, nestled in the corner of Brockwell Park, is a much-loved local landmark. It’s been at the heart of the local community since 1937 and is now an Grade II listed Art Deco building.’

Why not bathe and dip into this beautiful old school Lido swimming pool from the 1930’s? An intimate pooling experience with a busy lively atmosphere in summer and great ice lollies from the cafe! but make sure to get down early it can fill out quite fast.

Prices are at £6 entry and timings are Mon-Fri 6.30 – 8pm and Sat/Sun 8am-6pm

For more information visit:

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