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Exhibition – Ribera: Art of Violence
Exhibition – Ribera: Art of Violence

Visitors to genteel Dulwich are in for a shock at the moment, as they are confronted with torture, blood, pain, and human skin — in the local gallery’s latest exhibition.

Art in the Age of Computers at the V&A Museum
Art in the Age of Computers at the V&A Museum

Since they were created, people have wondered if computers could create art, and now the V&A has an exhibition of some of the results of that pondering.

Sir Quentin Blake draws scientists for the Science Museum
Sir Quentin Blake draws scientists for the Science Museum

A large room at the top of the Science Museum, normally filled with schoolchildren has also gained a huge new mural by the illustrator, Sir Quentin Blake.

Unseen drawings commissioned by the Bank of England go on display
Unseen drawings commissioned by the Bank of England go on display

In 1957, the Bank of England opened a new printing press in Debden on the edge of London, and a series of drawings of the people working in the building have gone on display for the first time.

See a humpback whale at Liverpool Street station
See a humpback whale at Liverpool Street station

People using the footbridge across Liverpool Street station may have to duck under a humpback whale, if an art project can raise the necessary funding.

Unique studio apartment in outstanding location
Unique studio apartment in outstanding location

A unique studio apartment is now available to view in a unique central London location.

Cardboard models of English Cathedrals
Cardboard models of English Cathedrals

These are rather delightful, an expanding range of models of some of England’s Cathedrals, Abbeys and Minsters, all made in card.

A Southbank exhibition of drag artists
A Southbank exhibition of drag artists

An exhibition of photos of drag artists may cause you to expect lots of men in voluminous quantities of make up and attitude, but this is rather more nuanced.

Put your own tube roundels in a frame
Put your own tube roundels in a frame

An online seller of minimalist logos in frames has secured a license to do the same to the London Underground roundels.

Working class heroes at the BFI
Working class heroes at the BFI

An exhibition at the BFI Southbank looks at the working class people who went onto stardom on the silver screen.

Fantastic Feats: The Building of London
Fantastic Feats: The Building of London

Next year, the City of London is planning a range of events, based around notable anniversaries in the “building of London”.

Trafalgar Square to get a fifth lion next month
Trafalgar Square to get a fifth lion next month

A red lion will be added to Trafalgar Square next month, as part of the London Design Festival.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Moaning about Monet at the National Gallery
Moaning about Monet at the National Gallery

It’s quite something to put in an exhibition that before it opens garners more articles about the cost of the entry ticket. But that’s the Money in Monet.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.