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All the latest arts news from across London

Pitzhanger Manor acquires Julian Opie’s walking man
Pitzhanger Manor acquires Julian Opie’s walking man

Pitzhanger Manor acquires Julian Opie’s walking man

A walking man who has approaching Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery since 2021 but never arriving will remain stuck in place as the digital artwork has been bought by the gallery to go on permanent display.

Apr
15
Ibrahim Mahama wraps the Barbican Art Centre in massive pink fabrics
Ibrahim Mahama wraps the Barbican Art Centre in massive pink fabrics

Ibrahim Mahama wraps the Barbican Art Centre in massive pink fabrics

The Barbican Art Centre has been covered in a gigantic bright pink wrapper providing a sharp contrast to the rest of the Brutalist estate.

Apr
11
A phoenix emerges: New public sculpture unveiled near Gallions Reach DLR station
A phoenix emerges: New public sculpture unveiled near Gallions Reach DLR station

A phoenix emerges: New public sculpture unveiled near Gallions Reach DLR station

A phoenix has appeared near Gallions Reach DLR station in East London as a new public sculpture for the University of East London's Docklands Campus.

Apr
10
Rare chance to see a Titian painting prior to sale
Rare chance to see a Titian painting prior to sale

Rare chance to see a Titian painting prior to sale

A date for your diaries as a painting by Titian, estimated to be worth as much as £25 million, but once stored in a plastic carrier bag, is coming to London.

Apr
08
Painted guide dogs popping up around Canary Wharf
Painted guide dogs popping up around Canary Wharf

Painted guide dogs popping up around Canary Wharf

If you go to Canary Wharf at the moment, you'll be able to see lots of guide dog sculptures dotted around the estate, the latest in the variant of "artists paint objects for charity" genre.

Apr
04
London’s Public Art: Rupert Spira’s stoneware panels
London’s Public Art: Rupert Spira’s stoneware panels

London’s Public Art: Rupert Spira’s stoneware panels

This is one of those very well-hidden works of public art that you either pass regularly because you walk down the small side street they're on or will never ever see.

Apr
04
London is a Forest is a weird public artwork above a pub
London is a Forest is a weird public artwork above a pub

London is a Forest is a weird public artwork above a pub

A Soho pub appears to have sprouted a confusion of white pipes above its roof, but it's art—and is actually related to the recently rebuilt building behind it.

Apr
02
National Gallery acquires Poussin’s ‘Eucharist’ in time for Easter
National Gallery acquires Poussin’s ‘Eucharist’ in time for Easter

National Gallery acquires Poussin’s ‘Eucharist’ in time for Easter

One of the greatest paintings of the Last Supper, by Nicolas Poussin, has been acquired by the National Gallery and went on display today, just in time for Easter.

Mar
22
Southbank railway arches turned into public art gallery
Southbank railway arches turned into public art gallery

Southbank railway arches turned into public art gallery

Four arch-shaped lightboxes have been installed on the southern wall of Bankside Yards’ run of historic Victorian railway arches,

Mar
19
Harrow transport worker’s art-inspired poetry at central London tube station
Harrow transport worker’s art-inspired poetry at central London tube station

Harrow transport worker’s art-inspired poetry at central London tube station

A poem by a creative transport worker from Harrow-on-the-Hill about a mural at Brixton station has gone on display at St James’s Park station as part of TfL’s Art on the Underground’s writer in residence scheme.

Mar
18
Identities of next two Trafalgar Square artworks confirmed
Identities of next two Trafalgar Square artworks confirmed

Identities of next two Trafalgar Square artworks confirmed

The names of the next two artworks to be displayed in Trafalgar Square have been confirmed following a public exhibition of the shortlisted artists.

Mar
15
Bronze baby animals filling a corner of Paternoster Square
Bronze baby animals filling a corner of Paternoster Square

Bronze baby animals filling a corner of Paternoster Square

Just around the corner from St Paul's Cathedral are some giant baby animals -- all frozen in bronze.

Mar
11
Rossetti’s “very best picture” returns to City of London’s art gallery
Rossetti’s “very best picture” returns to City of London’s art gallery

Rossetti’s “very best picture” returns to City of London’s art gallery

One of the most popular paintings at Guildhall Art Gallery will return to public view this week, after being on tour for a few years in exhibitions about the life and work of Dante Gabriel Rossetti.

Mar
05
Burtynsky industrial photos to fill the Outernet screens
Burtynsky industrial photos to fill the Outernet screens

Burtynsky industrial photos to fill the Outernet screens

Some of Edward Burtynsky's already large photos of man's industrial impact on the earth that have just been on display at the Saatchi can be seen for free even larger at the massive Outernet video screen for a few days.

Feb
22
Covent Garden’s market trader’s plaque
Covent Garden’s market trader’s plaque

Covent Garden’s market trader’s plaque

Surprisingly easy to miss considering how large it is, on a side street next to Covent Garden is a monumental plaque to the people who worked there when it was a fruit and vegetable market.

Feb
22
Trafalgar Square’s fourth plinth shortlist unveiled
Trafalgar Square’s fourth plinth shortlist unveiled

Trafalgar Square’s fourth plinth shortlist unveiled

A tall woman walking, a golden head, a shard of glass or a multicoloured camper van are amongst the artworks that have been shortlisted for Trafalgar Square's fourth plinth.

Feb
19
From fields to factories: Burtynsky’s haunting exploration of human industry at the Saatchi Gallery
From fields to factories: Burtynsky’s haunting exploration of human industry at the Saatchi Gallery

From fields to factories: Burtynsky’s haunting exploration of human industry at the Saatchi Gallery

Austre's white gallery rooms filled with vast colourful photographs of mankind's impact on the world that simultaneously trigger emotions of awe and revulsion in what you see.

Feb
15
Tate Modern’s next monumental Turbine Hall artwork will be by Mire Lee
Tate Modern’s next monumental Turbine Hall artwork will be by Mire Lee

Tate Modern’s next monumental Turbine Hall artwork will be by Mire Lee

The cavernous Turbine Hall in the heart of Tate Modern will be filled with site-specific artwork later this year by the Korean-born artist Mire Lee.

Feb
14
New Elizabeth line artwork celebrates Soho’s diversity
New Elizabeth line artwork celebrates Soho’s diversity

New Elizabeth line artwork celebrates Soho’s diversity

A brand new work of video art has appeared on the Elizabeth line, at Tottenham Court Road station's Dean Street entrance.

Feb
08
Barbican’s brutalist building about to be covered in a giant sheet of purple fabric
Barbican’s brutalist building about to be covered in a giant sheet of purple fabric

Barbican’s brutalist building about to be covered in a giant sheet of purple fabric

The Barbican Art Centre frontage will be covered in a gigantic sheet of purple fabric this year as part of a monumental outdoor art installation.

Feb
06
Your home hobby could be part of a London exhibition
Your home hobby could be part of a London exhibition

Your home hobby could be part of a London exhibition

If you have a hobby you keep fairly private at home, it could become part of a public exhibition this summer.

Jan
25
Egg Whisk art outside Moorgate tube station
Egg Whisk art outside Moorgate tube station

Egg Whisk art outside Moorgate tube station

There's a giant egg-whisk outside Moorgate tube station, and it's art - musical art in fact.

Jan
18
There’s a giant jellyfish floating around the Outernet
There’s a giant jellyfish floating around the Outernet

There’s a giant jellyfish floating around the Outernet

You can stand underneath a giant jellyfish in central London for the month ahead, as one hangs over your head in the Outernet video screen.

Jan
11
London’s Public Art: There and Now, Westminster Magistrates’ Court
London’s Public Art: There and Now, Westminster Magistrates’ Court

London’s Public Art: There and Now, Westminster Magistrates’ Court

If you walk past Westminster Magistrates' Court in Marylebone, you might notice a complex work of art on the wall reminiscent of steampunk designs.

Jan
04