Review Round Up: Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams, Victoria & Albert Museum

The V&A’s first massive fashion exhibition of the year is now open to  the public. Here’s what critics have had to say about it…  The Observer: ***The V&A’s show is nothing if not replete: you’ve never seen so much silk satin, so many boned bodices and knife-edge pleats. Dior was a consummate professional and he could do it all (though, please, don’t come expecting trousers): the neatest suit (try the one of grey wool worn by Olivia… Read More

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PREVIEW: Olafur Eliasson: In Real Life, Tate Modern

The artist returns to the gallery for the first time since his installation The weather project in 2003. On display from the 11th July, Tate Modern will present a major retrospective of the artist’s career up until the present day. Marking the most comprehensive survey of Eliasson’s work, this will be his first major survey in the UK. Olafur Eliasson: In Real Life will allow visitors to immerse… Read More

First Look at…Mandela: The Official exhibition

The official exhibition will open in London on the 8th February.  This major new global touring exhibition will take visitors on a journey through the life of the world’s most iconic freedom fighter and political leader. On display from the 8th February, the exhibition is a celebration of Nelson Mandela’s life and legacy, making its world premiere at 26 Leake Street Gallery in Waterloo. Visitors… Read More

Preview: Kaleidoscope, Saatchi Gallery

The Saatchi Gallery’s upcoming exhibition will explore the distortion of human perception.  On display from the 15th March, Kaleidoscope will feature nine contemporary artists from across the globe who work in a variety of mediums to explore the concept of distortion through sequences of colourful works. The centre piece of the exhibition will be Laura Buckley’s interactive large-scale kaleidoscope Fata Morgana. This will… Read More

PREVIEW: Elizabethan Treasures: Miniatures by Hilliard & Oliver, National Portrait Gallery

The National Portrait Gallery’s upcoming exhibition will highlight the work of Hilliard and Oliver.   On display from the 21st February, Elizabethan Treasures: Miniatures by Hilliard and Oliver will be the first major display concentrating on Tudor and Jacobean miniatures in thirty five years. As well as bringing together key works from the National Portrait Gallery’s own collection, the display… Read More

PREVIEW: Frank Bowling, Tate Britain

On display from the 31st May, Tate Britain will present the first retrospective to explore the artist’s 60 year career.   This exhibition will celebrate the full length of Frank Bowling’s career from the 1960’s, exploring how he expanded the possibilities of paint, influencing artists with his kaleidoscope style paintings. Born in Guyana (then British Guiana) in 1934,… Read More

REVIEW: Bill Viola/ Michelangelo: Life Death Rebirth, Royal Academy of Arts

The Royal Academy’s new exhibition is frustrating and pompous –  despite including some beautiful drawings by Michelangelo. It is really difficult to know exactly what the Royal Academy was trying to achieve with its first display featuring a huge amount video art by Bill Viola, showcased alongside some beautiful drawings by Michelangelo. This is despite its claim that it wants to show how both… Read More

PREVIEW: Food: Bigger Than the Plate, Victoria and Albert Museum

The V&A’s exhibition will explore just how individuals and companies are reinventing how we grow, distribute and experience food. On display from the 18th May, Food: Bigger Than the Plate will take visitors on a sensory journey through the food cycle, from compost to table, it poses questions about how the collective choices we make can lead to a more sustainable, just and delicious food future… Read More

Review Round Up: Pierre Bonnard: The Colour of Memory, Tate Modern

Tate Modern’s  exhibition concentrates on the artist’s work from 1912  until 1947. Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews.  The Times: **** “Bonnard’s colour juxtapositions are barking mad, but so harmonious that you barely notice.” The Guardian: *** “Awash with colour and full of fidgety brushwork, Bonnard’s paintings range from the terrific to the scrappy. Why do people love him so much?” Evening Standard: ***** “These are paintings based on observation yet… Read More

PREVIEW: Spare Parts, Science Gallery London

The gallery’s latest exhibition will concentrate on the art, science and technology that enables human repair and alteration.  On display from the 28th February, this second exhibition at the Science Gallery London will draw upon the latest research from the Faculty of Life Sciences and Medicine and the Faculty of Dentistry, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences at King’s, the exhibition examines organ… Read More