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Ranger’s House – the art collection you’ve probably never seen
Ranger’s House – the art collection you’ve probably never seen

Ranger’s House – the art collection you’ve probably never seen

At the top end of Greenwich Park, away from the tourists is a grand house, called a lodge, and inside is one of the UK's finest collections of art. And until last week, not the easiest or most obvious one to see.

Jul
31
2018
Courtauld Gallery closing for two years
Courtauld Gallery closing for two years

Courtauld Gallery closing for two years

You have just a few weeks to visit the Courtauld Gallery before it closes for the next two years for a major refurbishment.

Jul
15
2018
Scratched photos of asylum seekers in a church crypt
Scratched photos of asylum seekers in a church crypt

Scratched photos of asylum seekers in a church crypt

An exhibition of photos of people seeking asylum in the UK with their faces crudely scratched away.

Jul
13
2018
London to get a new Science Gallery this September
London to get a new Science Gallery this September

London to get a new Science Gallery this September

A new science and art venue is opening later this year at London Bridge that aims to make scientific research accessible to visitor through installations and a programme of exhibitions and events.

Jul
11
2018
Huge panorama of London goes on sale
Huge panorama of London goes on sale

Huge panorama of London goes on sale

A recently rediscovered 20 foot long panorama of Westminster from 1815, showing the old Parliament building is up for sale this week.

Jun
30
2018
When a WW2 tunnel full of salads meets modern art
When a WW2 tunnel full of salads meets modern art

When a WW2 tunnel full of salads meets modern art

What happens when an abandoned WW2 under Clapham is used to grow salads, and then gives over some of the space to modern art?

Jun
21
2018
A Brit lost in a haze of American landscapes – Thomas Cole at the National Gallery
A Brit lost in a haze of American landscapes – Thomas Cole at the National Gallery

A Brit lost in a haze of American landscapes – Thomas Cole at the National Gallery

The National Gallery has given over space to a British born artist, who is best known for his sweeping, somewhat chocolate box landscapes of rural America.

Jun
19
2018
Modern art decorates Regent Street
Modern art decorates Regent Street

Modern art decorates Regent Street

You might have noticed, if you are in the area, that a large number of banners looking rather odd have gone up in the West End. It's not a cryptic advert, but part of celebrations to mark the Royal Academy's 250th anniversary.

Jun
15
2018
New artworks installed by Crossrail in the Elizabeth line stations
New artworks installed by Crossrail in the Elizabeth line stations

New artworks installed by Crossrail in the Elizabeth line stations

The fabrication and installation of five of the artworks being integrated into the new Elizabeth stations in central London is now underway, ahead of the opening of the railway this December.

Jun
11
2018
London Underground has covered a tube station with fried eggs
London Underground has covered a tube station with fried eggs

London Underground has covered a tube station with fried eggs

The disused platform at Gloucester Road tube station has been covered in giant fried eggs -- because, art.

Jun
07
2018
Banksy’s greatest hits coming to London
Banksy’s greatest hits coming to London

Banksy’s greatest hits coming to London

A large exhibition of works by the elusive street artist, Banksy will go in display in a posh Mayfair art gallery.

May
31
2018
Japanese prints of London in 1866… are very Japanese
Japanese prints of London in 1866… are very Japanese

Japanese prints of London in 1866… are very Japanese

What happens when you're a Japan based woodblock printer who wants to sell prints of London, but have never visited the city? London ends up looking like Japan.

May
22
2018
Sublime Victorian pottery fills the Guildhall
Sublime Victorian pottery fills the Guildhall

Sublime Victorian pottery fills the Guildhall

For the next few months, there's a chance to see a selection of works by one of the greatest Victorian potters, William De Morgan, inside the City of London Guildhall.

May
20
2018
Free tours of art in the Clapham WW2 tunnels
Free tours of art in the Clapham WW2 tunnels

Free tours of art in the Clapham WW2 tunnels

Following his six month residency at Growing Underground, a farm 33 metres underground in Clapham, Llew Watkins is presenting five sculptures in one of the uninhabited tunnels.

May
18
2018
Vivid landscape photos of WW1 battlefields
Vivid landscape photos of WW1 battlefields

Vivid landscape photos of WW1 battlefields

The final in a series of a photo exhibitions about the fields of WW1 battles is currently on display in the City of London Guildhall yard.

May
14
2018
AOP50: Images that Defined the Age
AOP50: Images that Defined the Age

AOP50: Images that Defined the Age

In the foyer of the a Canary Wharf skyscraper can be found a range of photos that mark the fiftieth anniversary of the Association of Photographers (AOP).

May
10
2018
Excavated clay from London’s super sewer being used to make art
Excavated clay from London’s super sewer being used to make art

Excavated clay from London’s super sewer being used to make art

A London artist is using clay being dug up on the Thames Tideway Tunnel, the 25km super sewer, to create ceramic artwork.

May
06
2018
Solid blocks of colour mark 20 years of Paul Catherall’s art
Solid blocks of colour mark 20 years of Paul Catherall’s art

Solid blocks of colour mark 20 years of Paul Catherall’s art

You've probably seen Paul Catherall's art somewhere, even if you didn't know the distinctive style was the work of one man. To mark 20 years of Linocuts, there's currently exhibition devoted to his works.

May
05
2018
Selfridges Flipside explores the age of luxury
Selfridges Flipside explores the age of luxury

Selfridges Flipside explores the age of luxury

A derelict hotel in the centre of London has become a venue for an art exhibition that explores the nature of luxury consumption and the future of society.

Apr
28
2018
Computer game style art display coming to Gloucester Road tube station
Computer game style art display coming to Gloucester Road tube station

Computer game style art display coming to Gloucester Road tube station

The disused platform at Gloucester Road Underground station is set to get a major new art exhibition, with the first public commission by the British artist Heather Phillipson.

Apr
18
2018
Abbey Road Studios photography exhibition
Abbey Road Studios photography exhibition

Abbey Road Studios photography exhibition

There's a small exhibition at the moment in The Barbican showing off photos taken inside the famous music studios at Abbey Road.

Apr
16
2018
Concrete Dreams at the Southbank Centre
Concrete Dreams at the Southbank Centre

Concrete Dreams at the Southbank Centre

To mark its reopening following refurbishment works, the brutalist heart of the Southbank has thrown open its backstage to the public for an artistic minded tour.

Apr
15
2018
A multi-sensory exhibition — might be good
A multi-sensory exhibition — might be good

A multi-sensory exhibition — might be good

An empty hotel with raw concrete spaces is to become the venue for a new "multisensory exhibition" that just about sounds intriguing enough to visit.

Apr
14
2018
Rare London Underground poster by Man Ray up for sale
Rare London Underground poster by Man Ray up for sale

Rare London Underground poster by Man Ray up for sale

If your pockets are deeper than the Mariana Trench then you might be excited to know that the iconic Man Ray poster design for London Underground is being sold by an auction house.

Apr
13
2018