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London Art News - Archive Articles

All the latest arts news from across London

London Public Art: Statue of James Greathead
London Public Art: Statue of James Greathead

London Public Art: Statue of James Greathead

This may look like a typical bit of military history on a plinth, as seen in many places around London, but in fact it's London Underground heritage being celebrated here.

Feb
22
2018
New exhibition tells the story of East London’s “Old Flo”
New exhibition tells the story of East London’s “Old Flo”

New exhibition tells the story of East London’s “Old Flo”

Inspired by people sheltering in the wartime Underground, donated to the people of the East End, nearly sold by a corrupt Mayor and now on display in a heartland of bankers, a new exhibition has opened telling the story of Old Flo.

Feb
20
2018
Lettering reflecting the personalities of the London Underground lines
Lettering reflecting the personalities of the London Underground lines

Lettering reflecting the personalities of the London Underground lines

Here's something for both tube and font geeks -- a series of 13 hand lettering illustrations that visually celebrates the 13 London Underground tube lines.

Feb
08
2018
London Public Art – Landed by Les Johnson
London Public Art – Landed by Les Johnson

London Public Art – Landed by Les Johnson

This recent sculpture was erected in 2009 as a tribute to the history of the people who worked in the Royal Docks and their families from 1855 to 1983.

Jan
25
2018
London Public Art – Bellerophon Taming Pegasus
London Public Art – Bellerophon Taming Pegasus

London Public Art – Bellerophon Taming Pegasus

This is the last work of art by Jacques Lipchitz, depicting Bellerophon and Pegasus. It was the final sculpture worked on by Lipchitz, and was completed after his death in 1973.

Jan
18
2018

Cheaper entry to Westminster Abbey during Lumiere London

During the Lumiere London festival of light around central London, one of the venues, Westminster Abbey will be opening its doors in the evening as well.

Jan
12
2018
The photography of Anthony Crickmay at the V&A
The photography of Anthony Crickmay at the V&A

The photography of Anthony Crickmay at the V&A

Lurking in one of the corners of the V&A museum is a large exhibition devoted to a famous photographer of famous people -- Anthony Crickmay.

Dec
31
2017
Limited edition Oyster card holders giveaway
Limited edition Oyster card holders giveaway

Limited edition Oyster card holders giveaway

On Monday morning, there will be a chance to get a limited-edition Oyster card holder, with the cover designed by the artist, Marc Camille Chaimowicz.

Dec
09
2017
A glass room full of jewels at the V&A museum
A glass room full of jewels at the V&A museum

A glass room full of jewels at the V&A museum

There's a room in the VA& museum that was refurbished a shade under a decade ago, and banned photography -- but not any more.

Dec
04
2017
Tate Britain goes Kitsch for Christmas
Tate Britain goes Kitsch for Christmas

Tate Britain goes Kitsch for Christmas

The suburban fight for the most over the top Christmas decorations has a new rival, in the central London figure of Tate Britain.

Dec
02
2017
Student art goes on display in a train station
Student art goes on display in a train station

Student art goes on display in a train station

A train station near a famous art gallery has gained its own art display, courtesy of the local school.

Dec
02
2017
One of London’s largest ever artworks installed at Paddington station
One of London’s largest ever artworks installed at Paddington station

One of London’s largest ever artworks installed at Paddington station

A giant work of art is being installed at the future Elizabeth line station in Paddington -- the huge glass roof which will be decorated with clouds.

Nov
28
2017
See the poster girls of London Transport’s artistic heritage
See the poster girls of London Transport’s artistic heritage

See the poster girls of London Transport’s artistic heritage

A new exhibition has opened that celebrates the often unsung heroines of London Transport's poster heritage -- the female artists.

Oct
28
2017
Dripping blood on display in Peckham – as Art
Dripping blood on display in Peckham – as Art

Dripping blood on display in Peckham – as Art

A warehouse in Peckham is filled with blood at the moment, pumping, dripping, splattered, filling a gallery with the life force of humanity.

Oct
12
2017
The Long Reign of Pseudo-Georgian Architecture
The Long Reign of Pseudo-Georgian Architecture

The Long Reign of Pseudo-Georgian Architecture

Neo Georgian, Faux Georgian, Mock-Georgian, there's probably more Not Really Georgian architecture around now than when the Georgian's reigned, so that home to architecture, RIBA is taking a wry look at this ever popular style.

Oct
10
2017
See the Paradigm outside St Pancras station
See the Paradigm outside St Pancras station

See the Paradigm outside St Pancras station

Head out of St Pancras station by the Thameslink exit, and facing you will be a monumental tower of weathered steel -- this is Paradigm by Conrad Shawcross.

Oct
08
2017
See Mayfair’s little noticed Lutyens Sculpture
See Mayfair’s little noticed Lutyens Sculpture

See Mayfair’s little noticed Lutyens Sculpture

On a side street in posh St James is a work of art in remembrance of an architect who is a significant figure in the architecture of Imperial New Delhi.

Oct
01
2017
The Queen shows off her Canaletto collection
The Queen shows off her Canaletto collection

The Queen shows off her Canaletto collection

A sumptuous feast for the eyes has opened at the Queen's Gallery with their latest exhibition devoted to Canaletto, and his paintings of picturesque Venice.

Jun
04
2017
Huge science photos adorn the Euston Road
Huge science photos adorn the Euston Road

Huge science photos adorn the Euston Road

A display of award winning science photos has been blown up to billboard size and put on display along the Euston Road.

Jun
01
2017
Trees and birds shine through the grime under the Marylebone Flyover
Trees and birds shine through the grime under the Marylebone Flyover

Trees and birds shine through the grime under the Marylebone Flyover

A small forest of trees and woodland animals have appeared under the polluted and noisy Marylebone Flyover, as a work of art.

May
31
2017
Three new posters to appear on the London Underground
Three new posters to appear on the London Underground

Three new posters to appear on the London Underground

The annual exhibition of new posters by today's illustrators has opened and you'll be seeing three of them in tube stations shortly.

May
28
2017
The Barbican sheds infra-red light onto the refugee crisis
The Barbican sheds infra-red light onto the refugee crisis

The Barbican sheds infra-red light onto the refugee crisis

Discordant noises in a darkened room with black and white imagery blasting at your eyeballs.

Mar
25
2017
A cascade of Sami chevrons in the Southbank Centre
A cascade of Sami chevrons in the Southbank Centre

A cascade of Sami chevrons in the Southbank Centre

A thousand woven chevrons hang over the heads of visitors to the SouthBank Centre at the moment, adding droplets of colour the ceilings above.

Feb
19
2017
Have you noticed the unusual stone benches outside Euston Station?
Have you noticed the unusual stone benches outside Euston Station?

Have you noticed the unusual stone benches outside Euston Station?

Thousands of people sit on them with barely a glance, but outside Euston station are four works of geological art, hidden in plain sight as a set of benches.

Feb
10
2017