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London Art News - Archive Articles

All the latest arts news from across London

Giant silver ballet shoes appears in east London
Giant silver ballet shoes appears in east London

Giant silver ballet shoes appears in east London

A giant pair of silver ballet shoes have appeared in east London, outside the English National Ballet’s (ENB) new headquarters in Canning Town.

Jul
18
2023
Giant tubes have appeared on top of Temple tube station
Giant tubes have appeared on top of Temple tube station

Giant tubes have appeared on top of Temple tube station

A huge maze of giant snaking metal tubes have appeared on top of a tube station in central London, as part of an ongoing art project in the area.

Jul
06
2023
The English National Opera is holding a clearance sale
The English National Opera is holding a clearance sale

The English National Opera is holding a clearance sale

For the first time in a decade, the English National Opera is having a clearance sale to sell off some of their unwanted costumes and props.

Jul
04
2023
Canary Wharf walkway covered in bright leggings
Canary Wharf walkway covered in bright leggings

Canary Wharf walkway covered in bright leggings

A bright wrap of colours has appeared next to the Elizabeth line station at Canary Wharf - as a new permanent artwork by Adam Nathaniel Furman.

Jun
30
2023
Bazalgette era stones from the Thames Embankment dotted around the City
Bazalgette era stones from the Thames Embankment dotted around the City

Bazalgette era stones from the Thames Embankment dotted around the City

Large stones removed from the Victoria Embankment have been dotted around the City of London in a walking trail that's also a long line of impromptu benches to sit on.

Jun
30
2023
Illusionaries, an immersive video art installation comes to Canary Wharf
Illusionaries, an immersive video art installation comes to Canary Wharf

Illusionaries, an immersive video art installation comes to Canary Wharf

A new video art installation has opened at Canary Wharf that is, well, it's interesting, in a good way and rather unusual.

Jun
29
2023
The annual Sculpture in the City walking trail is back
The annual Sculpture in the City walking trail is back

The annual Sculpture in the City walking trail is back

The 12th annual walking trail looking for public art in the City of London has returned with a mix of new and previous artworks dotted around the City.

Jun
28
2023
Public art – Now You See Me at Principal Place
Public art – Now You See Me at Principal Place

Public art – Now You See Me at Principal Place

A cluster of cut-out coloured shapes has appeared near Shoreditch High Street station, and it's an art installation.

Jun
22
2023
Tracey Emin’s bronze doors unveiled at National Portrait Gallery, celebrating women through portraits
Tracey Emin’s bronze doors unveiled at National Portrait Gallery, celebrating women through portraits

Tracey Emin’s bronze doors unveiled at National Portrait Gallery, celebrating women through portraits

The doors to art galleries are portals to wonders within, but rarely are they a work of art in themselves, until now.

Jun
19
2023
Greatest Hits mural covering the Museum of London doors
Greatest Hits mural covering the Museum of London doors

Greatest Hits mural covering the Museum of London doors

Although the Museum of London has closed its London Wall site for the move to Smithfields, there's still a reason to visit the old museum, as there's a large mural on the outside of the building.

Jun
14
2023
Grayson Perry’s ‘irrational beast that controls the market’ appears at the Guildhall Art Gallery
Grayson Perry’s ‘irrational beast that controls the market’ appears at the Guildhall Art Gallery

Grayson Perry’s ‘irrational beast that controls the market’ appears at the Guildhall Art Gallery

A large woodcut print by Sir Grayson Perry has gone on display in the Guildhall Art Gallery, representing the irrational market that governs the City of London's stock market traders.

Jun
13
2023
London Public Art: Water’s Murmur by Julian Stocks
London Public Art: Water’s Murmur by Julian Stocks

London Public Art: Water’s Murmur by Julian Stocks

If you wander through Belgravia, you might spy a large metal map of London and wonder why it's there.

Jun
09
2023
Three month trial offer on the National Art Pass
Three month trial offer on the National Art Pass

Three month trial offer on the National Art Pass

The National Art Pass, a card that gets you cheap or free entry to museums and exhibitions has a 3-month trial offer at the moment.

Jun
08
2023
The short life and art of Stephen Tomlin — the Bloomsbury Stud
The short life and art of Stephen Tomlin — the Bloomsbury Stud

The short life and art of Stephen Tomlin — the Bloomsbury Stud

An exhibition has opened in London seeking to shine a new light on a little-known member of the Bloomsbury Set whose work was at times as provocative as his life.

Jun
07
2023
National Gallery Visits returns, touring Constable’s The Cornfield all over England
National Gallery Visits returns, touring Constable’s The Cornfield all over England

National Gallery Visits returns, touring Constable’s The Cornfield all over England

Summer 2023 sees the third iteration of the National Gallery’s acclaimed Visits tour, this year seeing John Constable’s The Cornfield popping up in unusual and unexpected public spaces around England.

Jun
06
2023
Indiana Jones statue coming to Leicester Square
Indiana Jones statue coming to Leicester Square

Indiana Jones statue coming to Leicester Square

The various bronze statues around Leicester Square have been joined by Indiana Jones, although he's stuck in a box for the next few weeks.

May
31
2023
Piccadilly decorated with artistic flags
Piccadilly decorated with artistic flags

Piccadilly decorated with artistic flags

Colourful flags have been installed above central London's Piccadilly, created by visual artist and Royal Academician, Rana Begum.

May
30
2023
Lost sculpture from the Festival of Britain found in a back garden
Lost sculpture from the Festival of Britain found in a back garden

Lost sculpture from the Festival of Britain found in a back garden

A sculpture created for the Festival of Britain and then seemingly lost has been discovered, in a Londoner’s back garden.

May
30
2023
Giant Morph sculptures appearing in the City of London
Giant Morph sculptures appearing in the City of London

Giant Morph sculptures appearing in the City of London

This summer, Tony Hart's Morph will come to the City of London, many times, as 56 six-foot tall sculptures of Morph will be dotted around the city.

May
29
2023
New art appears at Gloucester Road tube station
New art appears at Gloucester Road tube station

New art appears at Gloucester Road tube station

Gloucester Road tube station has gained a series of huge plaster medallions that tell the stories of the local area's cultural redevelopment following the Great Exhibition of 1851 in Hyde Park.

May
18
2023
One million rarely seen archive photos released online for free
One million rarely seen archive photos released online for free

One million rarely seen archive photos released online for free

A five-year project to scan and record over a million photos of world architecture, sculpture, paintings, and decorative objects has been completed, releasing the photos for online study, and use.

May
12
2023
London’s Public Art: Landline, W1
London’s Public Art: Landline, W1

London’s Public Art: Landline, W1

A pillar of marble has appeared next to Hanover Square and is the first permanently installed sculpture in London by Sean Scully RA.

Apr
27
2023
A gigantic statue of a demon has appeared in North Greenwich
A gigantic statue of a demon has appeared in North Greenwich

A gigantic statue of a demon has appeared in North Greenwich

A monumental 18-metre tall statue has appeared in North Greenwich, and frankly, it's absolutely awful.

Apr
13
2023
Find a giant rusty nail in the City of London
Find a giant rusty nail in the City of London

Find a giant rusty nail in the City of London

It's also something I must have walked past hundreds of times without noticing, as it's remarkably easy to assume is just part of the building it's next to - until you look up.

Apr
12
2023