What’s on in August


And if you really want to ‘branch’ out, Kew gardens is a great day out

Here is an extensive (although I’m certain not comprehensive) list of exhibitions you can go to in August.
Ratings applied to the ones I have been to.

Leave a comment or message me to add an exhibition to the list


What’s on in August

Ben Uri: Art Out of the Bloodlands: A Century of Polish Artists in Britain. Until 17th September 

Bernard Jacobson Gallery: Matisse, Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, Prints. Until 23rd September

5/5 and a nice accompaniment to the Royal Academy show – it’s just around the corner

Courtauld Gallery: Bloomsbury Art & Design. Until 21st September

The Design Museum: California: Designing Freedom. Until 17th October

Dulwich Picture Gallery: Sargent, The Watercolours. Until 8th October

Esoterick Collection: Franco Grignani: Art as Design 1950-1990

Gagosian (Grosvenor Hill) Picasso, Minotaurs and Matadors. Until August 25th

Leighton House Museum: Alma-Tadema: At Home in Antiquity. Until 29th October

 Michael Werner: Per Kirkeby, Paintings and Bronzes from the 1980s. Until 16 September

National Gallery: Chris Ofili: Weaving Magic. Until 28th August

National Portrait Gallery: BP Portrait Award 2017. Until 24th September


National Portrait Gallery: The Encounter, Drawings from Leonardo to Rembrandt. Until 22nd October

Newport St Gallery: Ashley Bickerton, Ornamental Hysteria. Until 20th August

Photographers Gallery: Gregory Crewsdon: Cathedral of the Pines. Until 8th October

Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace: Canaletto, The Art of Venice. Until 12th November

Royal Academy; Summer exhibition. Until 20th August
3/5 (ok so the art isn’t blue chip, but it is nice to visit. Plus you can engage in a bit of window shopping)

Royal Academy; Matisse, In the Studio. Until 12th November

Sadie Coles (Davies St) Nicola Tyson, A Tendency to Flock. Until 2nd September

Sadie Coles (Kingly St) Gabriel Kuri. Afterthought is Never Binary. Until 26th August

Serpentine Gallery : Grayson Perry: The Most Popular Art Exhibition Ever! Until 7th September

Sir John Soane’s Museum: Marc Quinn: Drawn From Life. Until 23rd September

South London Gallery: The Place is Here. Until 10th September

Tate Britain; Cerith Wynn Evans. Until 20th August

Tate Britain; Queer British Art. Until 1 October


Tate Modern; Giacometti. Until 10th September
5/5 (I urge everyone, even non Giacometti fans to see this one!)

Tate Modern; Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power. Until 22 October


Tate Modern: Fahrelnissa Zeid. Until 8th October

Thomas Gibson Fine Art; Giacometti, A Tribute to A.G. Until 10th September
5/5 ++++++

White Cube (Masons Yard) Harland Miller. Until 9th September

White Cube (Bermondsey) Dreamers Awake. Until 17 September

Whitechapel Gallery: ISelf Collection, Self-Portrait as Billy Goat. Until 20 August

Whitechapel Gallery: A Handful of Dust, Photography after Man Ray and Marcel Duchamp. Until 3rd September

Whitechapel Gallery: Benedict Drew: The Trickle- Down Syndrome. Until 10 September

Whitechapel Gallery: Emma Hart: Mamma Mia! Until 3 September



BONUS: Hope the Whale at the Natural History Museum. Total Cutie



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