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04 May '21-14 Nov '21

Beuys’ Acorns

Tate Modern

In response to the climate emergency, artists Ackroyd & Harvey have installed Beuys’ Acorns, a group of 100 oak trees, on Tate

17 May '21-13 Feb '22


Masterpieces From Buckingham Palace

The Queen's Gallery

View some of the most famous paintings in the Royal Collection at The Queen’s Gallery, near the entrance to the Buckingham Palace

22 May '21-19 Sep '21


Michael Armitage: Paradise Edict

Royal Academy of Arts

Michael Armitage: Paradise Edict will span the last seven years of Armitage’s work, featuring landscapes, allegorical figures and paintings

22 May '21-31 Dec '21


Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser

Victoria and Albert Museum

Exploring its origins, adaptations and reinventions over 157 years, this immersive and theatrical show charts the evolution of Alice’s Adventures

27 May '21-24 Oct '21


Nero: the man behind the myth

British Museum

Drawing on the latest research, this major exhibition questions the traditional narrative of the ruthless tyrant and eccentric performer, revealing

03 Jun '21-02 Oct '21


Bridget Riley: Past into Present

David Zwirner

The exhibition will feature new works from Riley’s current series Measure for Measure and

03 Jun '21-25 Sep '21


Peter Fischli

Sprüth Magers (London)

In his wide-ranging oeuvre, Fischli carefully observes and draws from the everyday world to create sculpture, installation, video and works on

14 Jun '21-23 Dec '21

Noël Coward: Art & Style

Guildhall Art Gallery

Noël Coward: Art & Style celebrates the dazzling visual side of Coward’s life and work by taking a fresh and vibrant look at the glittering

15 Jun '21-31 Dec '21


Sculpture in the City 2021

various venues around the City of London

Sculpture in the City, the City of London’s annual programme of public artworks placed amidst the iconic architecture of the City Cluster,

16 Jun '21-25 Sep '21


Claudio Parmiggiani

Simon Lee Gallery

Simon Lee Gallery presents a solo exhibition of Italian artist Claudio Parmiggiani in London p p For the past years Parmiggiani has concentrated his practice

25 Jun '21-24 Oct '21


Julian Opie

Pitzhanger Manor and Gallery

Pitzhanger will present a new body of work by renowned British artist Julian Opie, including site-specific pieces, focusing on architecture, people

25 Jun '21-26 Sep '21

Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize 2021

The Photographers' Gallery

Your chance to see the four nominated projects from the 2021 shortlisted artists in one

25 Jun '21-26 Sep '21

Quentin Blake: Gifted

The Foundling Museum

The 24 large-scale drawings in the show form two emotive series, Children and Dogs, and Children, Birds &

30 Jun '21-26 Sep '21

Olivier Debré: Fervent Abstraction

Estorick Collection

This summer, the Estorick Collection presents an exhibition by French post-war painter Olivier Debré

15 Jul '21-31 Dec '21

Eva Rothschild Sculpture – My World and Your World

Coal Drops Yard

Head to the top of Lewis Cubitt Park just behind Coal Drops Yard and you’ll find this new sculpture by artist Eva

28 Jul '21-28 Jul '22

Art on the Underground: Helen Cammock

Aldgate East, Charing Cross, Earl’s Court, Holland Park, South Kensington, St James’s Park and White City underground stations

Art on the Underground presents an ambitious city-wide commission by British artist Helen

26 Aug '21-27 Sep '21


Trevor Sutton: Small World

Zuleika Gallery

SMALL WORLD is an exhibition of two halves – work made before and work made after the prism of

27 Aug '21-03 Oct '21


Burra & Friends / B is for Burra

Rye Art Gallery

A response to the artist Edward Burra (a collaborative show) including works by John Banting, Edward Burra, James Dearlove, David Lock, Graham

01 Sep '21-30 Sep '21


Cromwell Place Exhibitions September 2021

Cromwell Place

Current exhibitions on show at Cromwell

03 Sep '21-06 Nov '21


Graham Little

Alison Jacques Gallery

Graham Little’s compositions – often domestic, often dreamlike, always delicate – ask what it is to live in relation: to oneself, one’s

03 Sep '21-02 Oct '21

Sophie Barber: How Much Love Can a Love Bird Love, Can a Love Bird Love a Love Bird

Alison Jacques Gallery

Barber’s work is less concerned with the practice of painting than the process that brings it to life: the manner in which imagery appeals to

04 Sep '21-30 Oct '21


Helen Marten: Sparrows On the Stone

Sadie Coles (Kingly Street)

Helen Marten Sparrows On the Stone is an ambitious new body of work comprising new silk-screened paintings with sculptural

04 Sep '21-23 Sep '21

Alan Turner: I wanted to make things that were ordinary extraordinary

Sadie Coles HQ (Bury Street)

Bringing together eight canvasses, the exhibition explores the artist’s idiosyncratic and surreal depictions of the body made during the late

06 Sep '21-04 Oct '21


Megan Rooney: Bones Roots Fruits

Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac

An enigmatic storyteller, Rooney works across a variety of media, including painting, sculpture, installation, performance and language to develop

09 Sep '21-12 Dec '21


Gerhard Richter: Drawings, 1999 – 2021

HENI Project Space, Hayward Gallery

Richter’s first presentation in a major London gallery in a decade – brings together more than 60 works on paper made between 1999 and

09 Sep '21-30 Oct '21


Karen Finley

New Art Projects

A pop-up project of Karen Finley’s newest works on paper that debate the here and

09 Sep '21-18 Dec '21


Houseago / Rodin

Gagosian (Davies Street)

Gagosian presents new sculptures by Thomas Houseago and posthumously cast bronze sculptures by Auguste Rodin, selected in collaboration with the

10 Sep '21-25 Sep '21


NFTism No Fear In Trying

Unit London

NFTism: No Fear in Trying is a groundbreaking international group exhibition curated by infamous art writer Kenny

14 Sep '21-17 Oct '21


Marina Abramović: Seven Deaths

Lisson Gallery (67 Lisson Street)

Marina Abramović opens two shows in central London this autumn (in Cork Street and Lisson Street), presenting the culmination of her lifelong

14 Sep '21-10 Nov '21


Charleston: The Bloomsbury Muse

Philip Mould & Co

This exhibition showcases artworks by Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant produced at Charleston between and during the two world

14 Sep '21-30 Oct '21


Gillian Ayres

Marlborough London

Marlborough London presents a selection of large-scale paintings and works on paper by Gillian Ayres

15 Sep '21-07 Nov '21


Ibrahim Mahama: Lazarus

White Cube - Bermondsey Street

White Cube presents a major solo exhibition by Ibrahim

15 Sep '21-24 Oct '21


Hannah Collins: El Tiempo Del …

Maureen Paley (Three Colts Lane)

Maureen Paley is pleased to announce a new exhibition by Hannah Collins which will be presented across the gallery’s two London

16 Sep '21-19 Sep '21



The Pear Tree Open Gallery / The Essential School of Painting

En plein air group show curated by Dan Coombs and Melissa

17 Sep '21-30 Oct '21


Theaster Gates

White Cube - Mason's Yard

White Cube presents a new exhibition by Theaster Gates at Mason’s Yard, coinciding with the Whitechapel Gallery’s A Clay Sermon (29 September

17 Sep '21-30 Oct '21


Dean Kenning: Evolutionary Love

Standpoint Gallery

Standpoint Gallery presents a solo exhibition of new work by Dean Kenning, winner of the Mark Tanner Sculpture Award

18 Sep '21-16 Oct '21

Shape Chroma

Tension Fine Art

SHAPE CHROMA’ is a trialogue between three painters whose formal inquiry into shape, colour and spatial illusion is presented in three different

20 Sep '21-27 Sep '21


Subject to Change

The Cello Factory

New works by the joint winners of the prestigious President’s Prize, awarded to Paul Bonomini, Maybelle Peters and Linda Simon for their

21 Sep '21-23 Oct '21


Julian Opie

Cristea Roberts Gallery

A major exhibition of new work by Julian Opie (b.1958), which distils and decodes the visual experience of our everyday

22 Sep '21-30 Jan '22


Frans Hals: The Male Portrait

Wallace Collection

This exhibition will bring together a careful selection of the artist’s best male portraits from Europe and North

29 Sep '21-09 Jan '22


Theaster Gates: A Clay Sermon

Whitechapel Gallery

his is part of a multi-venue presentation dedicated to Theaster Gates clay practice for 2021-22 alongside the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A)

30 Sep '21-09 Jan '22


Barbican Art Gallery

An exhibition celebrating Japanese American sculptor Isamu Noguchi (1904-1988), one of the most experimental and pioneering artists of the 20th

30 Sep '21-04 Dec '21


Leon Kossoff: A Life in Painting

Annely Juda Fine Art

Comprising 58 works, this touring show will be the first posthumous and largest exhibition of Kossoff’s paintings in a commercial setting to

06 Oct '21-02 Jan '22


Pablo Bronstein: Hell in its Heyday

Sir John Soane's Museum

n a new body of work created especially for Sir John Soane’s Museum, contemporary artist Pablo Bronstein presents his unique, seductive and deeply

09 Oct '21-02 Jan '22

Poussin and the Dance

National Gallery

The first exhibition dedicated to Poussin and

13 Oct '21-23 Dec '21


George Condo: Ideals of the Unfound Truth

Hauser & Wirth (London)

The exhibition brings together new drawings and paintings depicting states of mind captured in an abstract web that reveal the humanity inherent

21 Oct '21-06 Mar '22


Beano: The Art of Breaking the Rules

Somerset House

Curated by artist and lifelong Beano fan Andy Holden, this landmark exhibition includes over 100 comic artworks from the Beano

29 Jan '22-17 Apr '22


Francis Bacon: Man and Beast

Royal Academy of Arts


This powerful exhibition will focus on Francis Bacon’s unerring fascination with animals: how it both shaped his