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May 2024

Art is well and truly back! The stages are set and galleries are brimming with exhibitions from artists including Hockney, Emin and Munch.

The Art of London brings you art in every form, from galleries without walls, to exhibitions indoors. As highly anticipated stage shows make a return to the West End, get the cultural hit that you've been missing over the past year. Enjoy the art of al fresco, take in stunning views of London and make the most of British Summertime as we bring you the intel on where to dine outdoors.

Pop-up Art

As part of the Art of London season, retail units across the West End are being transformed into Art pop-ups. The initiative launches with the immersive installation entitled 'Clothes you'll never wear' by Lito Apostolakou. Using waste material, participants can create textile sculptures based on their own personal stories, memories and perceptions of identity at 2-4 Princes Arcade.

Mayfair Sculpture Trail

Running from 2-27 June the outdoor sculpture trail showcases new works by sculptural artists such as Seo Young-Deok, coupled with existing pieces by the likes of Banksy and Anthony Gormley.

Dine outdoors

After a day of outdoor gallery hopping, enjoy excellent food and exquisite drinks. London's West End is a haven of rooftop terraces and al fresco dining, so some take time to bask in the British sun and dine outdoors amongst iconic London sights.

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The Gallery with an Augmented edge

Using ground-breaking Augmented Reality technology, the Art of London Augmented Gallery trail brings together works from The National Gallery, The Royal Academy of Arts and Sky Arts' Portrait Artist of the Year.

See artworks spring to life in the one-mile trail around the West End. Experience masterpieces outdoors, such as Van Gogh's seminal 'Sunflowers' on the corner of London landmark Fortnum & Mason's. Take a picture with portraits of famous faces, including acting icon Sir Ian McKellan and West End musical theatre star, Elaine Paige.

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'Some Weather' by NIKITA GALE comes to Piccadilly Lights

CIRCA presents the latest installation on Piccadilly Lights from visual artist NIKITA GALE.

Some Weather consists of four short films, shown with the same sporadic nature as the British weather. The installation is a representation of the contribution of black women who have lent their voices to iconic rock soundtracks throughout the years. Reflective of the crucial contributions made by these women, the artist describes their representation in the installation as 'a kind of sonic and cultural weather'.