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Taxidermy: Polly Morgan

To start off our blog’s October theme of Taxidermy we will be looking at the work of Polly Morgan, a British artist whose oeuvre has always utilized taxidermy in some form or another. Like all modern taxidermy artists the animals […]

Current must see exhibitions

No matter if you live in London, currently study here or are just here for vacation -we believe it is always lovely to enrich yourself with some great exhibition. Have a look at our selection of current exhibitions and feel […]

‘Where the Wild Things Are’ Barbican

On the 3rd of November the Barbican is going to be hosting a Maurice Sendak double bill of his much loved book ‘Where the Wild Things Are’ and another one of his books ‘Higglety Pigglety Pop! or There Must Be […]

Taxidermy: Richard Ross – Museology

Artist Richard Ross looks at the display and storage of animals in galleries around the world in his photographic series “Museology”. Dioramic displays of animals shown in their natural environment were the creation of American Carl Ackley, they showed animals […]

Turner Prize 2012 (Tate Britain)

At the Tate Britain now you can visit and peruse work by the four artists shortlisted for the Uk’s most prestigious contemporary art award. Returning to the Tate Britain after a hugely successful and popular exhibition at the BALTIC Centre […]

Eric Bainbridge: Steel Sculptures

At the Camden Arts Centre from September 28th-December 2nd they will be hosting an exhibition on Eric Bainbridge presenting new works created from reclaimed steel and other interesting materials, leaning towards a more mordernist abstraction used by 1950s-1960s sculptors such […]

Bermondsey Coffee

When you want to go for coffee with a friend or maybe sneak away with a good book and a latte then ‘Bermondsey Coffee’ is the place to go. This young coffee shop is one of three places owned by […]

Peter Doig at the Michael Werner Gallery

The Michael Werner Gallery is going to play host to a new body of work by Peter Doig which will also welcome the opening of Michael Werner’s new location ( 22 Upper Brook Street in London’s Mayfair) and it is the […]

Bermondsey Street: Things to do and see

Where LAP (London Art Portfolio) is situated we’re very lucky to have a very creative and popular area surrounding our little corner of Tower Bridge full of pubs, bars, cafes and quirky little shops. Here are a list of some […]

Edvard Munch: The Modern Eye (Tate Modern)

Until October 14th the Tate Modern is exhibiting 60 paintings by Munch most of which have come from the Munch Museum in Oslo to explore the artist’s work from the 20th century, this includes a rare showing of Munch’s work […]

Thomas Schütte at the Serpentine Gallery

The Artist Thomas Schütte presents his key sculptural, photographic and painted portraits at the Serpentine Gallery. Although Schütte has returned to portraiture throughout his career, this is the first exhibition dedicated entirely to his pioneering works. Key pieces from the Schütte’s […]

Burgers… Burgers everywhere!

So what do you do if you get tired of the same old McDonalds or Burgerking? The usual answer is “get healthy” but that’s boring, so why not add a little extra to your fast food? “What little extra?” you […]

Bjarne Melgaard: A House to Die In

At the ICA (Institute of Contemporary Arts) opening now 25th September till 18th November, is the artist Bjarne Melgaard’s first solo exhibit in the UK which will feature two of his collaborative works. The first in the Lower Gallery will […]

The Breakfast Club: 80s nostalgia on a plate

So you wake up in the morning hungry after a nights drinking… There’s only one place to escape to so you can fill that void made of shame and cheap vodka… That place is ‘The Breakfast Club’. The Breakfast Club […]

Inamo!

If you want to have your chinese or thai food with an added technological twist why not head over to Inamo! This restaurant takes the normal dining experience and modernises it to rival the robot restaurants in Japan. The concept […]

Top 5 Alternative/Independent Cinemas

Tired of your usual cinemas like Odeon or Vue? Want some more leg room or want to get in from the rain and cold? Into you’re more international or independent/cult films? Well there are a range of cinemas around London […]

Rooftop Film Club

The Rooftop Film Club is back to help make viewing your favourite and classic films more memorable! Setting up in three locations around London (Shoreditch, London Fields and Kensington) you can sit back, relax and enjoy a fun viewing experience […]

The Genius of Hitchcock at BFI (August-October)

Right now at the BFI South Bank (British Film Institute) they are showing all 58 surviving Alfred Hitchcock films ranging from the earlier classics such as 1927’s ‘The Ring’ (which was an inspiration for ‘The Artist’ 2011) all the way […]

The Playful City

The City of London Festival: Trading Places with the World is a festival of music and arts. It includes exhibitions, workshops, tours, family events, and concerts including St Paul’s and Southwark Cathedrals. There will be performances of new music and dance by […]

Dickens and the Artists

Celebrating the 200th birthday of Charles Dickens, this exhibition is exploring the significant connection between the writer and visual art. Includes major works by amongst others Sir Luke Fildes, William Powell Frith, Sir John Gilbert and George Elgar Hicks. “There is no […]

Surrealist to admire

René Magritte (1898 – 1967) Belgian surrealist artist. Famous for witty and thought-provoking images. His work challenges observers’ preconditioned perceptions of reality. “It is a union that suggests the essential mystery of the world. Art for me is not an […]

Contemporary Japanese Photobooks

A rich and varied book culture dominates production and distribution of photography in Japan, and this exhibition proposes that Japanese photography is best understood through its publications. These books are not easily categorised, as their content, format and design values […]

Born in 1987

The new digital display named The Wall  is an exhibition space for screen media.  The Wall will address a unique form of image which is best experienced via a screen: the animated gif. The GIF is an image file format created in 1987 by CompuServe as […]

BA Degree Final Shows 2012

BA Degree Final Shows 2012 have already started, and here is the list of the shows to help you to organise your diary. ————————————————– CHELSEA COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN VIP Breakfast: Friday 15 June, 8.00 – 11.00 Private View: Friday 15 […]

The Mechanical Hand

The Mechanical Hand exhibition at Kings Place looks at how contemporary artists have worked with, explored and evolved print-making. Spanning 25 years of artists’ projects at Paupers Press art print studio in Hoxton, it includes work by Damien Hirst, Jake […]

Architect of the Imagination

Churches form the iconic skyline London is famous for. Great British baroque architect Nicholas Hawksmoor designed many of the greatest churches in London, they were some of the most innovative building designs of his time. The Architect of the Imagination exhibition justaposes […]

Specialist Bookshops for you

Following our post about art and design book store Magma, we would like to introduce you to three more! These are all specialists bookshops which caught our eye! The Vintage Magazine Shop You will find collectable publications from The Picture Post […]

Don’t be a stranger!

New commission by the award-winning, New York-based Japanese artist Ei Arakawa presents a new work with Jutta Koether that continues Arakawa’s recent collaborations with painters like Amy Sillman and Silke Otto-Knapp, where painting forms a backdrop or theatrical prop for […]

Government Art Collection

Does art have its uses, other than to civilise, enlighten, stimulate, console? Purists would say certainly not. Art has no function whatsoever. But anyone visiting the Whitechapel Gallery, where the notoriously closeted Government Art Collection is being shown in public […]

Creative digital technology

Universe of Sound is an extraordinary free interactive digital installation, allowing you to explore an orchestra from the inside out as Philarmonia Orchestra perform one of the most spectacular pieces of music ever written, Holst’s The Planets. Using giant screens, […]

The Olympic Journey

The great British summer is here (despite the weather!) and we are all getting excited about the Olympics already! We are always looking for inspiration from events happening in London – an exhibition of artefacts, graphics, photographs, film and audio from […]

Things unspoken

Cape Farewell – Sea Change is a two person exhibition, which presents new work by Edinburgh-based visual artists Anne Bevan and Andrea Roe. Both artists work across areas of human and animal behaviour, natural history and the environment, and their work evolves […]

Fashion and Art Collusion

Britain Creates 2012: Fashion + Art Collusion, led by British fashion designers and artists in partnership with the Mayor of London, brings together the UK’s most prestigious fashion designers to collaborate with Britain’s leading visual artists on specially commissioned works […]

Portrait Awards

The BP Portrait Award showcases the very best in contemporary portrait painting from around the world. For the third year the exhibition will be complemented by the BP Portrait Award: Next Generation project. Inspired by the London 2012 Olympic and […]

Arthur Bispo do Rosario

Admitted to a psychiatric hospital at the age of 29, Bispo’s creations were made in complete isolation from the art establishment. However his ‘outsider’ art has long been celebrated for its skill and imaginative approach to working with everyday, found […]

Faces and Music

Afrikart exhibition is about what music does to our souls. Nothing like music can express life, then it’s all written on our faces! At this exhibition you will see different contemporary approaches by: Agorsor (Ghana), Bruce Chidovori (Zimbabwe/UK), Lorenzo Belenguer (Spain), […]

Norwegian fairytaile

Frameless Art Gallery is supporting new and established contemporary artists, constantly showing their best works. Next week they are going to display Norwegian Contemporary Group Exhibition,  featuring paintings, photographs and film by emerging art students. Forgotten landscapes, human body, rural […]

When sports meet art

Twelve major artists including Tracey Emin, Martin Creed, Gary Hume, Bridget Riley and Fiona Banner will be flying the Brit-art flag with their designs for the official Olympic and Paralympic posters for the London 2012 games. This will be followed by free […]

Another London

Classic twentieth-century photographs which take London as their key subject will be displayed at Tate Britain. This exhibition will bring together some of the biggest names in international photography, to explore the ways photographers, for whom London was a foreign […]

Diamond Jubilee special

The Queen: Art and Image exhibition is displaying the most remarkable and resonant images of Elizabeth II made during her reign. From formal painted portraits to commissioned photographs and from press images to works by celebrated contemporary artists. Featured photographers and artists […]

This made us smile

Hans-Peter Feldmann (born 1941, Dusseldorf) rose to prominence in the early 1970s, earning worldwide acclaim for his expansive and encyclopaedic photographic series. For his Serpentine exhibition, Feldmann presents works from throughout his career. Often presented in the form of books, posters, […]

Wolf man

The Freud Museum is displaying works by Polish artist Slawa Harasymowicz. The show combines an installation of silkscreen prints and drawings, including images from the recently published graphic novel ‘The Wolf Man’, alongside items from the Freud Museum collection. The […]

Next generation

The Design Museum’s annual Designers in Residence programme supports designers at an early stage in their career. Now in its fifth year, the residency demonstrates the museums commitment to showcasing and supporting the next generation of design talent. This years […]