1 August 2013


Whitechapel Gallery Announces Max Mara Art Prize for Women Shortlist

The Whitechapel Gallery and Max Mara have announced today the five artists shortlisted for the fifth Max Mara Art Prize For Women. The shortlisted artists are Beatrice Gibson, Melanie Gilligan, Judith Goddard, Philomene Pirecki and Corin Sworn. The artists were selected for the Prize by a judging panel chaired by Iwona Blazwick OBE, Director of […]

21 July 2013


Jarman Award 2013: Shortlist Announced For £10,000 Annual Prize

Film London in association with the Whitechapel Gallery have announced the 2013 line up of UK-based contemporary artists for the sixth edition of the annual Jarman Award. The 10 strong shortlist for the 2013 award comprises: Ed Atkins; Beatrice Gibson; Emma Hart; Rachel Maclean; Uriel Orlow; Charlotte Prodger;  Hannah Sawtell; Grace Schwindt;  John Smith; and  […]

9 July 2013


Acme Studios A New Archival Display At The Whitechapel Gallery

The Whitechapel Gallery is presenting a new archive display exploring the first decade of Acme Studios, the pioneering artists’ initiative which, since 1972, has played an important role in establishing east London as a centre for the visual arts. Over 40 years Acme has provided London’s artists with affordable studios and housing through its innovative […]

4 January 2013


Mariana Silva Mounts Smell-o- Vision Video Experience At Whitechapel

A single screening event which introduces the work of Mariana Silva is previewed at the Whitechapel on Thurs. 10 January. It brings together a 30 minute-long HD video and the diffusion of a historical perfume, allowing for both a visual and olfactory experience. In the video, the camera pans through several views of the Louvre […]

12 November 2012


Whitechapel Presents Laure Prouvost Max Mara Women’s Art Prize Winner

Laure Prouvost’s short films and installations unhinge the connection between language and understanding, opening out new horizons of meaning. From 20 March – 7 April 2013 the Gallery presents new work created by the artist following a six-month artist-residency in Italy awarded as part of the Max Mara Art Prize for Women. Prouvost’s new work […]

30 October 2012


Jarman Award To Give Artist Filmmakers £26,000 In Prizes

The 5th annual Jarman Award is a prize inspired by one of Britain’s most innovative, esteemed and controversial artists of the late 20th century, Derek Jarman. Celebrating the spirit of experimentation, imagination and inspiration in the work of UK artist film-makers, The Jarman Award recognises individual artist film-makers whose risk-taking work resists boundaries and conventional […]

1 October 2012


Giuseppe Penone An Interaction Between Humans And Nature – Review

The Whitechapel Gallery is something of a miracle: a public funded Modern Art gallery whose exhibitions are, for the most part, what the public’s caricaturish idea of Modern Art is. I don’t mean this as a slur on either the public or the Whitechapel Gallery. “The Public” seem to be proved right by the annual […]

27 September 2012


Whitechapel Gallery Present Survey Of Irish Artist Gerard Byrne

The Whitechapel Gallery are presenting the first major UK survey of Irish artist Gerard Byrne. Byrne is renowned for his films which revisit historic moments and conversations, ranging from an interview with philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre; science fiction writers Arthur C. Clarke and Isaac Asimov discussing the future; and articles from Playboy magazine. The exhibition traces […]

21 August 2012


Giuseppe Penone New Exhibition For September Whitechapel Gallery

A new exhibition of the work of the Italian artist Giuseppe Penone is going into the Whitechapel Gallery in September. Over the past 45 years Penone has examined our relationship to nature. For the latest Bloomberg Commission, the Whitechapel  unveils a twelve metre bronze cast of a tree, with a radiant gold-leaf interior, which will […]

22 June 2012


Rachel Whiteread Tree Of Life Adorns Whitechapel Gallery

Last week Rachel Whiteread’s golden sculptural frieze for the Whitechapel Gallery was unveiled.  This project is one of the permanent public art projects commissioned for the 2012 Cultural Olympiad. One of the best-known London galleries, the Whitechapel Gallery stands stately though formidably just outside the exit of Aldgate East tube station.  This small patch of […]

27 March 2012

Gillian Wearing At Whitechapel Gallery REVIEW

Gillian Wearing finally gets the major survey exhibition she deserves It was long ago that Gillian Wearing won the Turner Prize (1997). And a major survey of her work – like the exhibition opening this week at the Whitechapel Gallery – is equally long overdue. Having arrived, this exhibition demonstrates the enduring concern of the […]

7 March 2012


Whitechapel Gallery Enlists Howard Hodgkin For Opera

Opera posters by leading artists including Sir Howard Hodgkin and Michael Craig Martin unveiled in support of Swarovski Whitechapel Gallery Art Plus Opera The Whitechapel Gallery has commissioned leading artists Philip Allen, Michael Craig Martin, Sir Howard Hodgkin, Robert Holyhead, Janice Kerbel and Lisa Millroy to produce opera posters for Swarovski Whitechapel Gallery Art Plus Opera, the Gallery’s annual fundraising event on 15 March […]

28 February 2012


Whitechapel Gallery Announce London Open Artists

The Whitechapel Gallery calls for all artists aged 26 or over living and working in London to enter The London Open, the Gallery’s triennial open submission exhibition. Providing a snapshot of art now, the exhibition aims to showcase the most dynamic and engaging work being made across the capital to an international audience in 2012. […]

12 February 2012


Rachel Whiteread Revamps The Whitechapel Gallery

Turner Prize winning Artist creates permanent Sculpture for London gallery The Whitechapel Gallery has commissioned Rachel Whiteread to produce a permanent artwork to decorate the outside of the Gallery. The frieze will be constructed in cast bronze and gilded. The organic plant form will be an updated version of the detailing, which decorates Vienna Secessionist […]

19 January 2012

Zarina Bhimji Trades In At Whitechapel

  Zarina Bhimji @ Whitechapel Gallery – REVIEW Zarina Bhimji, tjhe Uganda-born artist nominated for the 2007 Turner Prize, presents an incredible selection of work from the last 25 year, including the premiere of her new film ‘Yellow Patch’, at the Whitechapel Gallery. The exhibition opens with Bhimji’s new film on Indian-African trade history, ‘Yellow […]

14 December 2011


Gillian Wearing Show Announced By Whitechapel

Photos and Film are the focus for 2012 Wearing exhibition The Whitechapel Gallery has just announced the first international survey of Turner Prize-winning British artist Gillian Wearing’s photographs and films, which explore the public and private lives of ordinary people. Fascinated by how people present themselves in front of the camera in fly-on-the-wall documentaries and […]

26 September 2011


The London Open Call For Artists

Calling all Artists Whitechapel Gallery announces open competition for 2012 The Whitechapel Gallery calls for all artists aged 26 or over living and working in London to enter The London Open, the Gallery’s triennial open submission exhibition. Providing a snapshot of art now, the exhibition aims to showcase the most dynamic and engaging work being […]