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London Art News - Archive Articles

All the latest arts news from across London

There’s a statue of a dead parrot in Greenwich
There’s a statue of a dead parrot in Greenwich

There’s a statue of a dead parrot in Greenwich

Thousands of people walk past it, but hardly any will ever notice that they just walked past the statue of a dead parrot.

Nov
05
2021
A London tube station roof is filled with brightly coloured art
A London tube station roof is filled with brightly coloured art

A London tube station roof is filled with brightly coloured art

If you go onto the roof of Temple tube station at the moment, the formerly grey terrace is a riot of colours, as the entire half-acre space has been filled in with patterned flooring tiles.,

Oct
22
2021
Maida Vale’s double-decker telephone box
Maida Vale’s double-decker telephone box

Maida Vale’s double-decker telephone box

Just outside a former Telephone Exchange on Hall Road in Maida Vale is something very strange - a telephone box that's twice the normal height.

Oct
21
2021
Augmented reality beasties hanging around London Wall
Augmented reality beasties hanging around London Wall

Augmented reality beasties hanging around London Wall

If you wander around London Wall at the moment and peer through your smartphone's scrying eye, you might see hidden beasts coming out to play.

Oct
18
2021
Take a trip along the “Illuminated River” Thames
Take a trip along the “Illuminated River” Thames

Take a trip along the “Illuminated River” Thames

What is said to be the longest art installation in the world can be found in London, and is the lighting up of the bridges across the Thames.

Oct
15
2021
A light display to celebrate the opening of the Northern line extension
A light display to celebrate the opening of the Northern line extension

A light display to celebrate the opening of the Northern line extension

Later this month there will be a light installation will project route of the Nothern line extension into the sky and illuminate the stations and buildings along the way with visual projections.

Oct
14
2021
Glowing monsters appearing in Croydon this weekend
Glowing monsters appearing in Croydon this weekend

Glowing monsters appearing in Croydon this weekend

Large street art monsters have appeared across Croydon town centre as part of an evening walking trail taking in eight locations.

Sep
29
2021
Steel artwork on the corner of Marylebone Lane & Wigmore Street
Steel artwork on the corner of Marylebone Lane & Wigmore Street

Steel artwork on the corner of Marylebone Lane & Wigmore Street

At the junction of Wigmore Street and Marylebone Lane is a striking piece of modern art hanging within the frame of a new office block.

Sep
28
2021
Heraldry photography competition
Heraldry photography competition

Heraldry photography competition

The annual photography competition by the Heraldry Society is open for entries seeking photos of anything to do with coats of arms, crests and shields -- of which London is replete.

Sep
16
2021
There’s a pride of painted lions in the West End
There’s a pride of painted lions in the West End

There’s a pride of painted lions in the West End

If you head into the west end at the moment, there's a load of painted lions on the streets mostly around Piccadilly and St James.

Aug
31
2021
London’s Public Art: Unfurl by Eilís O’Connell
London’s Public Art: Unfurl by Eilís O’Connell

London’s Public Art: Unfurl by Eilís O’Connell

On a side street in Kensington can be found a large bronze petal slowly unfurling.

Aug
23
2021
London’s Public Art: Two Pupils
London’s Public Art: Two Pupils

London’s Public Art: Two Pupils

On a side street in Chelsea is a sculpture of two children playing, and they were made by a man who also designed a number of costumes for Doctor Who.

Aug
04
2021
Railway art exhibition at Waterloo station until Monday
Railway art exhibition at Waterloo station until Monday

Railway art exhibition at Waterloo station until Monday

Network Rail has launched an exhibition showcasing work from art students that celebrates the return of rail travel.

Jul
29
2021
Follow a public art sculpture trail in the City of London
Follow a public art sculpture trail in the City of London

Follow a public art sculpture trail in the City of London

Dotted around the eastern half of the City of London can be found a lot of public art, as part of the City's annual Sculpture in the City project.

Jul
26
2021
There’s an octopus at Liverpool Street station
There’s an octopus at Liverpool Street station

There’s an octopus at Liverpool Street station

If you head to Liverpool Street station at the moment, there's an octopus sitting next to one of the entrances - as a charity art trail.

Jul
26
2021
Huge mural appears on the side of a Holbon hotel
Huge mural appears on the side of a Holbon hotel

Huge mural appears on the side of a Holbon hotel

A few months ago, a huge mural appeared on the side of a hotel near Holborn, by the freehand mural painter, Dan Kitchener.

Jul
20
2021
Covent Garden to be filled with neon art next month
Covent Garden to be filled with neon art next month

Covent Garden to be filled with neon art next month

Next month, Covent Garden will be filled with neon signs, as part of a display by the artist Chila Burman, who was also responsible for covering the Tate Britain in neon signs last Christmas.

Jul
19
2021
See a “walking” boat on the Thames
See a “walking” boat on the Thames

See a “walking” boat on the Thames

Over the next few weeks, a walking boat will be in the Thames around Battersea - and yes, it's art.

Jul
16
2021
Marble Arch Mound adds a lights display
Marble Arch Mound adds a lights display

Marble Arch Mound adds a lights display

When it opens to the public later this month, the Marble Arch Mound will also feature a one-off light exhibition by W1Curates, called Lightfield, lead by British/American artist, Anthony James.

Jul
09
2021
Theatre displays fill empty shop windows
Theatre displays fill empty shop windows

Theatre displays fill empty shop windows

A number of shop windows in Central London have been turned into art galleries showing off work by students at several of London's theatre arts schools.

Jul
06
2021
Outdoor art exhibition coming to East London
Outdoor art exhibition coming to East London

Outdoor art exhibition coming to East London

An affordable art fair is taking over a large number of commercial advertising displays across East London for a fortnight to create an outdoor art exhibition.

Jun
14
2021
Chopin sculpture outside the Royal Festival Hall
Chopin sculpture outside the Royal Festival Hall

Chopin sculpture outside the Royal Festival Hall

There's an abstract sculpture to the Polish composer and pianist, Frédéric Chopin outside the Royal Festival Hall, but on the side where it's not that obvious to spot.

Jun
09
2021

Tower Bridge to be covered in a thousand photos of Londoners this Sunday

This coming Sunday will see Tower Bridge covered in nearly 1,000 photos of Londoners taken by the French artist, JR, who also happens to have an exhibition in London at the moment.

Jun
09
2021
Mayfair’s Sculpture Trail 2021 has opened
Mayfair’s Sculpture Trail 2021 has opened

Mayfair’s Sculpture Trail 2021 has opened

Mayfair's second annual Sculpture Trail has opened for people to wander around the area seeking out temporary, and permanent public artworks.

Jun
07
2021