City & Guilds MA Fine Art Show 2017

14 Sep
Featuring work by MA Fine Art Students, Artists in Residence and Art School Fellows

OPEN:Thursday 14th September – 10am-7:30pmFriday 15th September – 10m-5pmSaturday 16th September – 10m-5pmSunday 17th September – 10m-5pm 


Jean-Michel Basquiat at The Barbican

12 Sep


The first large-scale exhibition in the UK of the work of American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960—1988).

Discover the work of Jean-Michel Basquiat, the pioneering prodigy of the 1980s downtown New York art scene. This unprecedented exhibition at The Barbican brings together an outstanding selection of more than 100 works from international museums and private collections.

Engage in the explosive creativity of Basquiat who worked with Andy Warhol, Keith Haring and Blondie, among others. Featuring rare film, photography and archive material, the show captures the spirit of this self-taught artist, poet, DJ and musician whose influence, since his death at 27 in 1988, has been enormous.

Opera: Passion, Power and Politics – V&A Museum

3 Sep

Opening 30th September 2017
Entry: £19

Told through the lens of seven premieres in seven European cities, this immersive exhibition at the V&A Museum takes you on a journey through nearly 400 years, culminating in the international explosion of opera in the 20th and 21st centuries.

Beazley Designs of the Year 2017

31 Aug

18 October 2017 – 28 January 2018
Entry: £10
Design Museum

The annual Beazley Designs of the Year exhibition returns, presenting the very best in innovative and contemporary design from the past year.

Now in its 10th year, the exhibition will bring together over 60 global projects across six categories: Architecture, Digital, Fashion, Graphics, Product and Transport. Nominated by renowned academics, critics and designers each project has been recognised for its outstanding contribute to design.

The public vote will be open online from October 2017 and a jury of industry experts will decide on the award winners in January 2018.




22 Aug

Old Truman Brewery
21–24 September 2017

The London Design Fair is a four day industry event that brings together 500 exhibitors from 2 countries, in the creative heart of East London. The exhibitors include; independent designers, established brands, international country pavilions, features and exhibitions.

Public and student visitors can attend all areas of the show on Saturday & Sunday. Visitors will be able to purchase discounted tickets online and tickets for £15 on the door throughout the duration of the exhibition.

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GIACOMETTI at Tate Modern

17 Aug

until 10th September 2017
Tate Modern

Tate Modern presents the UK’s first major retrospective of Alberto Giacometti for 20 years!

A renowned sculptor, painter and draughtsman, this exhibition reasserts Giacometti’s place alongside the likes of Matisse, Picasso and Degas as one of the great painter-sculptors of the twentieth century.

Through access to the phenomenal collection and archive of the Fondation Alberto et Annette Giacometti, Paris, Tate Modern’s exhibition brings together over 250 works. It includes rarely seen plasters and drawings which have never been exhibited before and showcases the full evolution of Giacometti’s career across five decades.


The Trickle-Down Syndrome – Benedict Drew

8 Aug

7th June – 10th September 2017
Free Entry
Whitechapel Gallery

Benedict Drew works across video, sculpture and music, creating large-scale multimedia installations which comment on the effects of socio-political and environmental issues. The artist’s most ambitious public presentation in the UK is on show at the Whitechapel Gallery this summer.

The Trickle-Down Syndrome is a new work comprising five connected yet distinct spaces which draw on wide-ranging references, from Hollywood director Busby Berkley’s 1930s stage-sets to the Surrealist landscapes of Max Ernst, continuing the artist’s exploration into materiality, where the physical and digital meet.