Mayfair Art Weekend
Uniting the worlds of art, fashion and luxury, get ready to discover the best of Mayfair’s art exhibitions, galleries and institutions with the annual Mayfair Art Weekend.
Got an appetite for art?
Celebrating the world’s most internationally renowned gallery district, Mayfair Art Weekend is back this autumn.
Running from 2nd – 4th October 2020, prepare to explore over 30 galleries in Mayfair and St James’s as venues open their doors to visitors.
Offering free art exhibitions, events, talks, tours, and workshops, the weekend kick-starts on Friday 2nd October at the celebrated Gallery HOP!, with a special late night viewing of all the partner galleries from 5-8pm.
Plus, don’t miss the Mayfair Sculpture Trail, May Fair Showreel, Mayfair Gallery Publication Award, and much more at the annual art extravaganza uniting independent galleries across Mayfair for a weekend filled with creativity and craftmanship.
So, what are you waiting for?
Here’s everything you need to know about the event.
Mayfair Sculpture Trail
Art is not confined to walls in Mayfair.
In partnership with Art in Mayfair, Mayfair Art Weekend connects Oxford Street to Piccadilly and Regent Street to Park Lane with Mayfair galleries spilling art onto the streets as part of the Mayfair Sculpture trail.
Running from 1st – 31st October 2020, alongside the first ever winter edition of the Royal Academy of Arts’ Summer Exhibition, explore temporary and permanent artworks on the streets of Mayfair.
Top-up your knowledge using the SMARTIFY app and tune-in to an audio commentary tour offering exclusive information on each artwork along the sculpture trail.
From Anthony Gormley, Henry Moore and Elisabeth Frink, get ready to be taken on an immersive sculpture trail through Burlington Arcade, Cork Street, Bond street and Grosvenor Square.
Learn more about the sculpture trail here.
May Fair Art Weekend Showreel
See a selection of international artists’ moving image artworks at the screening of the curated May Fair Art Weekend Showreel.
Running exclusively on Sunday 4th October 2020, the May Fair Showreel screenings take place at The May Fair Hotel in the May Fair Theatre room. Selected artworks will be shown alongside works nominated from galleries across London’s original arts and cultural district.
What’s more, this year’s Showreel presents the first time artists not represented in Mayfair will be able to nominate their works for inclusions in any of the Mayfair Art Weekend programme.
Learn more about the Showreel here.
Mayfair Gallery Publication Award
Don’t miss the inaugural Mayfair Gallery Publication Award highlighting the important contributions made by Mayfair’s galleries to art research and the art world’s book trade.
The winning publication, chosen by a panel of judges including journalist Hettie Judah, the RA Magazine’s editor Sam Phillips, and Apollo Magazine’s editor Thomas Marks, will be announced on 31st October 2020.
Plus, there’s plenty more
Showcasing the best of Mayfair’s art exhibitions, galleries and institutions, the Mayfair Art Weekend is superb way to top-up your knowledge, explore new horizons, or enjoy an essential catch-up with your friends
Check out our itinerary to make the most of your trip to London’s West End.
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