London’s National Gallery announces plans for a £25-30 million upgrade project, which will be partially finished by the institution’s 200th anniversary in 2024.Continue reading
Designed by British-Ghanaian architect Sir David Adjaye, the £50 million memorial will be built in Victoria Tower Gardens, adjacent to the Houses of Parliament. Continue reading
In the wake of Wednesday’s (22 March) terror attack in Westminster Londoners have paid an artistic tribute to those who perished.
Chalk drawings bearing positive messages of hope, peace and solidarity appeared on the paving in Trafalgar Square. They were crafted by four homeless street artists who handed out chalk and invited members of the public to inscribe their works with words and names. Continue reading
‘Self-Portrait, Wearing a Feathered Bonnet’ (1635) will be displayed at Dulwich Picture Gallery as part of the ‘Am I Rembrandt?’ exhibition (8 November – 5 March 2017). The show will explore the lengthy investigations conducted by curators and conservators into the painting’s authenticity. Continue reading
Plans for a new cultural and educational hub on the London 2012 Olympic site are to go ahead, London Mayor Sadiq Khan told The Art Newspaper on Wednesday night (17 August).
Former London Mayor, Boris Johnson, announced major new plans for the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in 2014. Dubbed ‘Olympicopolis’ in an ode to South Kensington’s 86 acre ‘Albertopolis’ museum precinct, the new quarter on the Stratford waterfront was to bring together ‘art, dance, history, craft, science, technology and cutting edge design’. Continue reading