London Gallery Weekend 2021


New initiative, London Gallery Weekend, will be launching on Friday 4th June to celebrate all of the wonderful art galleries in the UK capital. This event will be running over three days and will feature 139 galleries across the city, beginning with a focus on Central London on Friday, followed by South London on Saturday and culminating on Sunday with galleries in the East End. All participating galleries will be open across the three days, and until 8pm on their respective focus days.

The London Gallery Weekend website is now live and includes a new interactive map feature, enabling users to plot their individual route around the city based on their gallery and exhibition preferences. Users will also be able to download a series of specially curated routes by leading art world figures including Nicholas Cullinan, Aindrea Emelife and Sarah McCrory.

Participating galleries will stage a public programme of events featuring artists and curators, including exhibition tours, studio visits, book signings and children's events, late openings and performances. London Gallery Weekend has invited the Royal Society of Sculptors to develop a special children’s guide to the event, providing question prompts for children visiting exhibitions at participating galleries including Waddington Custot, Victoria Miro Gallery and White Cube Bermondsey.

A new London Gallery Weekend podcast series, hosted by Jan Dalley, Arts Editor of the Financial Times, will launch on Thursday 3 June with subsequent episodes to be published at regular intervals throughout the forthcoming year. The magazine-style podcast will feature interviews with gallerists, artists, collectors and curators from across the city, discussing the London gallery scene, trends, art market and more. The podcast will be available to download via the London Gallery Weekend website or your preferred podcast app from 3 June 2021.


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