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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
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
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
See a compendium of craftsmanship in central London
See a compendium of craftsmanship in central London

See a compendium of craftsmanship in central London

Behind a closed door in an anonymous house on a posh garden square lies a prodigious display of modern craftsmanship.

Feb
04
2017
Ancient Clay Under London Bridge Station Turned into Art
Ancient Clay Under London Bridge Station Turned into Art

Ancient Clay Under London Bridge Station Turned into Art

Untouched for more than 50 million years, London clay dug up from underneath London Bridge railway station has been handed to local potters to turn into artworks.

Jan
08
2017
Dr Who Daleks as London icons
Dr Who Daleks as London icons

Dr Who Daleks as London icons

Imagine a fusion of Doctor Who's famous villan, the Dalek and some of London's more famous street icons, and you have a work of art by Stu MacKay.

Dec
26
2016
It’s Flaming June in London but only until April
It’s Flaming June in London but only until April

It’s Flaming June in London but only until April

A painting, once lauded, then lost, rediscovered by a builder, sold for its frame only, dismissed as junk, and now a priceless work of art and back at its place of birth, in London.

Dec
12
2016
Crossrail art goes on display
Crossrail art goes on display

Crossrail art goes on display

A major construction project will have photographic records of the work done, but can also sometimes seek out more artistic interpretations, and Crossrail has done that.

Nov
27
2016
New artwork in Piccadilly Circus tube station honours Frank Pick
New artwork in Piccadilly Circus tube station honours Frank Pick

New artwork in Piccadilly Circus tube station honours Frank Pick

A major new work of art has been unveiled inside Piccadilly Circus tube station to commemorate the defining work done by Frank Pick to create the London Underground we recognise today.

Nov
07
2016
Free London Underground art will be handed out
Free London Underground art will be handed out

Free London Underground art will be handed out

Tomorrow (22nd Nov), if you are at a select number of tube stations, you might leave with a printed piece of artwork,

Nov
04
2016
A spinning blade of polished steel in St Pancras
A spinning blade of polished steel in St Pancras

A spinning blade of polished steel in St Pancras

At the moment, if you go to the upper floors at St Pancras Station, there's a massive steel twisted blade spinning overhead.

Oct
30
2016
See inside the restored Queen’s House
See inside the restored Queen’s House

See inside the restored Queen’s House

An ill-fated house built for Queens but rarely used by them, used by governments and as an art gallery, and now newly restored.

Oct
23
2016
Gerald Scarfe and Pink Floyd at The Barbican
Gerald Scarfe and Pink Floyd at The Barbican

Gerald Scarfe and Pink Floyd at The Barbican

Drawings and designs by the surrealist artist, Gerald Scarfe are on display at the Barbican at the moment.

Oct
21
2016
High speed video shows tube driver’s view of the Victoria Line
High speed video shows tube driver’s view of the Victoria Line

High speed video shows tube driver’s view of the Victoria Line

Brixton based artist Zineb Sedira has created a series of films and large-scale photographs that will be displayed at King's Cross St Pancras, Euston, Highbury & Islington and Brixton later this month.

Oct
08
2016
See miniature trains carved out of pencils – for one day only
See miniature trains carved out of pencils – for one day only

See miniature trains carved out of pencils – for one day only

For one day next week, there will be a small display of astonishingly small model trains at King's Cross station. They're carved out of pencils.

Sep
30
2016
Southeastern Asia Puppets Shown off in the British Museum
Southeastern Asia Puppets Shown off in the British Museum

Southeastern Asia Puppets Shown off in the British Museum

A new display has opened in the British Museum, of puppets from Southeast Asia - and its probably the first time many of the objects have gone on public display.

Sep
15
2016
Paralympians as Olympian Gods above a Crossrail station
Paralympians as Olympian Gods above a Crossrail station

Paralympians as Olympian Gods above a Crossrail station

To mark the latest Olympic games, some of the Paralympians have been rendered into art form and are on display at the Crossrail station in Canary Wharf.

Sep
10
2016
1960s style spy movie art on the Victoria Line
1960s style spy movie art on the Victoria Line

1960s style spy movie art on the Victoria Line

Starting from next Monday, Victoria line stations will be showing video clips in a 1960s spy movie style as part of the Art on the Underground.

Jun
29
2016
Where the Shadows are so Deep at The Barbican
Where the Shadows are so Deep at The Barbican

Where the Shadows are so Deep at The Barbican

A curved expanse drifting into darkness and miniature illuminations are interspersed with red flowers dripping blood.

May
27
2016
Jonathan Meades, in Shoreditch, Abroad, Art Again
Jonathan Meades, in Shoreditch, Abroad, Art Again

Jonathan Meades, in Shoreditch, Abroad, Art Again

The dark glasses wearing gloomy commentator on food and architecture has an art exhibition, housed in the achingly fashionable part of London in an achingly fashionable unfinished space of an empty building.

Apr
17
2016