Last Chance Exhibitions in London & Beyond
Time is ticking for these unmissable winter 2021-22 exhibitions in London and beyond. Take a trip out while you can and please test, wear masks and take any precautions you can to prevent the spread of COVID.
Image above from Royal Academy Summer Exhibition: Carla Gaita – PLEASE ENTER YOUR PIN
Bow Open | Until 20 Dec 2021
Artist, curator and gal-dem founding member, Leyla Reynolds has selected 24 artists for Bow Arts’ annual Bow Open Show, all responding to her title ‘Aboutface: regroup, reorganise, reimagine’.
Noël Coward: Art & Style | Until 23 December 2021
A marvellous free exhibition exploring theatre’s darling Noël‘s unique work, life and style.
Guidhall Art Gallery
Wish You Were Here: 151 Years of the British Postcard | Until 2 January 2022
A curious history of the British postcard from 1870 to now.
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2021 | Until 2 January 2022
Yinka Shonibare curates this epic (if not a little too pricey to be for everyone), eye-popping, open exhibition.
Royal Academy of Arts
We Gather | Until 5 February 2022
We Gather features five female artists of Black and Asian heritage who explore craft, its cultural value and social justice. The featured makers are Shaheen Ahmed, Lorna Hamilton-Brown, Omeima Mudawi-Rowlings, Francisca Onumah and Onome Otite.
Crafts Council Gallery
Peru – a journey in time | Until 20 February 2022
Discover the fascinating history of Peru whilst being able to get the tube home after. The exhibits include pottery, precious metals, textiles and ritual paraphernalia.
Beautiful People: The Boutique in 1960s Counterculture | Until 13 March 2022
The Chelsea boutiques of the 60s are given this gorgeous retrospective.
Fashion Textile Museum – London Bridge
Tokyo Art and Photography | Until 3 January 2022
Head to Cambridge to see Tokyo’s unique culture brought to life with historic folding screens and iconic woodblock prints, video works, pop art, and contemporary photographs by Moriyama Daido and Ninagawa Mika.
Night Fever: Designing Club Culture | Until 9 January 2022
Dundee’s V&A presents this banging celebration of club culture from New York, Paris, Florence, Manchester, London, Beirut, Berlin and across Scotland.
Turner Prize 2021 | Until 12 January 2022
Get thee to the City of Culture 2021 for a final foray into contemporary art with Turner Prize winners Array Collective (pictured above).
Sutapa Biswas: Lumen | Until 30 January 2022
Housewives with Steak-Knives (1985) pictured above proves the incredible work of Sutapa Gupta needs to be appraised.
The Turner Contemporary Open | Until 20 February 2022
Margate’s open call exhibition is packed full of glorious talents and it’s free.
Did we miss any unmissable exhibitions in London? Let us know.
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