ARt Galleries In West London
Whether you want to see some old masters, the latest
in modern art, or enjoy a different art experience
altogether, you’ve come to the right place as there
are plenty of studios and venues to appreciate art in
Your first port of call should be the Royal Academy
of Arts [map].
This world-famous venue located at Burlington House, Piccadilly,
W1, has always been one of London’s most important
art centres. With a constantly changing programme of exhibitions,
there’s always something new to view here. From photography and sculpture to sketchings and oil paintings, there’s a vast collection
of art on show.
Portobello Road, is also home to a range of artistic disciplines.
The venue exhibits work by young painters, sculptors, photographers and video installation artists from around the world.
Gallery Von Bartha [map],
Lancaster Road, is a contemporary art gallery that specialises
in minimalist and conceptual art by European and
North American artists.
Other photography and modern art venues where you can
enjoy some interesting collections and perhaps purchase
a piece of art include Hanina Gallery [map],
Westbourne Grove, The Ice House [map],
Holland Park, W8, and the Pentagram Gallery [map],
Needham Road, W11.
The Watermans Art Centre [map],
High Street, Brentford, is a large arts venue that regularly
hosts international exhibitions covering a range of genres.
Recent examples include a video installation called Yadegari
by Suzanne Delshadian which charted the memories of those
living through the Iran-Iraq war, and Urban India, a photography
exhibition by Sunita Passi that depicted the beauty and
poverty across North and South India.
Those seeking to combine their love of art with an interesting
history lesson should head to Hogarth’s House [map],
Hogarth Lane, Great West Road, Hounslow. Here you’ll
find a collection of William Hogarth’s most
impressive engravings that have been presented to record
the artist’s life and portray the harsh realities
of 18th century England.
The Architecture Gallery at The Royal Institute
of British Architects [map],
Portland Place, Westminster, has a series of exhibitions
that look at design through the ages. This fascinating
glimpse into the past offers visitors something interesting
and unique, plus there’s the opportunity to wander
around the fantastic 1930s building which is, in itself,
an example of magnificent architecture.
For something very different visit Kensington Church Street,
W8 and head to the Japanese Gallery Kensington [map].
This is an unusual gallery that specialises in wood
block prints and regularly holds Japanese
woodcut exhibitions. You can also buy rare prints
and have them framed while you wait.
The Fleming Collection [map],
Berkeley Street, consists of work from many important Scottish artists including works from the likes
of the Glasgow Boys, the Edinburgh School and many prominent contemporary artists.
If you fancy your chances of purchasing a first class
painting pay a visit to the Fine Art Society [map],
New Bond Street. This world famous art dealer was established
in 1876 and pioneered the one-man exhibition with a showcase
of Whistler’s Venetian etchings. Since then
The Fine Art Society has established itself as one of
London’s best commercial galleries.
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