London Summer Art Exhibitions

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London has an exciting range of art exhibitions this summer. We have listed 10 of the main museums and public galleries with links to the venues as well as an outdoor sculpture show.

  • Barbara Hepworth: Sculpture for a Modern World
      Tate Britain
      24 June – 25 October 2015

A major retrospective of one of the most iconic female sculptors in Britain.

Barbara Hepworth, Squares with Two Circles 1963  © Tate
Barbara Hepworth, Squares with Two Circles 1963
© Tate

 

  • Carsten Holler: Decision 
       Hayward Gallery
       10 June – 6 September 2015

Exploring perception and decision making, Belgian artist Carsten Holler entertains the viewers through various experiments beyond the gallery’s roof and walls.

 

  • Audrey Hepburn: Portraits of An Icon 
       National Portrait Gallery
       2 July -18 October 2015
Audrey Hepburn on location in Africa for The Nuns Story by Leo Fuchs, 1958 Courtesy of the National Portrait Gallery
Audrey Hepburn on location in Africa for The Nuns Story by Leo Fuchs, 1958 Courtesy of the National Portrait Gallery

Iconic portraits of the movie star by leading photographers spanning the various periods of her life.

 

  •  Sonia Delaunay :The EY Exhibition
      Tate Modern
      15 April – 9 August 2015

The first UK retrospective featuring the artist’s painting, textiles and clothes.

Sonia Delaunay, Simultaneous Dresses (The three women) 1925 Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid  © Pracusa 2014083
Sonia Delaunay, Simultaneous Dresses (The three women) 1925
Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid
© Pracusa 2014083

 

 

  • Summer Exhibition 2015
       Royal Academy Of Arts
      8 June – 16 August 2015

Like every summer for 247 years, a show exhibiting painting, sculpture, architecture and photography from new and established artists with a new sculpture by Conrad Shawcross in the courtyard.

liam Gillick, Applied Projection Rig, courtesy of the Royal Academy of the Arts
liam Gillick, Applied Projection Rig, courtesy of the Royal Academy of the Arts

 

  • Zabludowicz Collection:20 Years
        Zabludowicz collection
          30 April- 16 August 2015

Zabludowicz Collection 2015

Works by over 30 leading artists highlighting the Zabludowicz collection.

  • Duane Hanson: Iconic Sculptures 
      Serpentine Gallery
      2 June – 13 September 2015

Duane Hanson’s lifelike sculptures portraying working-class Americans spread throughout the gallery. There is another exhibition at the other gallery featuring portraits from the great British young artist Lynette Yiadom-Boakye.

Duane Hanson @serpentine

  • We Want More: Image Making And Music In The 21st Century
        The Photographers Gallery   
       17 July – 20 September 2015

This exhibition explores contemporary image-making and music culture.

  • Fausto Pirandello 1899 – 1975
     Estorick Collection
      8 July – 6 September 2015

The first exhibition to be dedicated to Pirandello’s work in the United Kingdom. This Italian artist was greatly admired by Eric Estorick, who included a number of his paintings in the touring exhibitions he organised during the post-war period.

  • Hannah Collins 
     Camden Arts Centre
    4 July – 13 September 2015

British artist Hannah Collins will show some of  her large unframed photographs  and installations that involve film and sound.

  • Sculpture In The City
        City of London
       9 July 2015 – May 2016

This is an outdoor exhibition that will show a selection of contemporary sculptures placed in and around the Square Mile. This year, participating artists are : Ekkehard Altenburger (Germany); Bruce Beasley (USA); Adam Chodzko (UK); Ceal Floyer (UK); Laura Ford (UK); Damien Hirst (UK); Shan Hur (Korea); Folkert de Jong (Netherlands); Sigalit Landau (Israel); Kris Martin (Belgium); Keita Miyazaki (Japan); Tomoaki Suzuki (Japan); Xavier Veilhan (France); and Ai Weiwei (China).

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