5.4.13

EXHIBITION ROUND UP



After my failed attempt of trying to get in to the London Transport Museum on a Saturday afternoon, I thought it was time that I found some new exhibitions to visit and after doing plenty of research, I have found some corkers! Let's just hope the queues aren't so big for these...

The National Theatre are currently displaying a beaut of an exhibition: Norman Parkinson's Century of Style. I remember seeing some of his fashion work at the ICP in New York and was completely taken in by his style, he was one of the first British photographers to take fashion photography out of the studio and experiment with the opportunities outdoor settings could create. This exhibition covers all aspects of his career, including his portraits and is completely free! It's on until the 12th of May so plenty of time to visit.

Somerset House is fast becoming one of my favourite exhibition spots in London, not only is it a beautiful setting but the exhibitions and events they hold are always top notch.
From the 18th to the 28th of April they are holding Pick Me Up, a graphic arts festival which has loads of good things going on including a talk on how to turn raw data in to striking visual stories and a letterpress workshop! How can you complain at an £8 entry fee or £15 for a festival pass!?
Also, I have to mention that for this weekend and this weekend only Somerset House is holding an exhibition called Crafted, Makers of the Exceptional showing just how dedicated some people are to their craft, lovely.

Dorothy Bohm is one serious lady in the world of photography, not only is she a hugely talented photographer whose skills I've admired for years but she also co-founded The Photographer's Gallery and worked as the Associate Director for 15 years. Proud Chelsea are currently holding an exhibition (co-curated by her daughter) of Bohm's images from sixties London. I haven't visited any of the Proud locations yet so will definitely have to make a visit for this exhibition. It's on until the 28th April and is completely free!

If you haven't been lucky enough to get tickets for the David Bowie exhibition at the V+A then Snap Galleries are currently displaying Masayoshi Sukita: Photographs of David Bowie 1972 to 2002. On display will be images that have been previously unseen alongside classic shots we all know, and if you have got tickets for the show at the V+A, what could be more perfect then having a Bowie filled day?!

A beautiful place to visit in my neck of the woods is the Horniman Museum (blogged briefly here) the views are stunning and the gardens are a lovely place to walk around in the summer (sorry). They are currently holding an exhibition called Rainforest of the Sea until September containing photographs of life in South East Asia's coral triangle. I highly recommend you visit the Horniman Museum, even if you don't come for the exhibitions, its a London gem.

Isn't London an amazing place? All these things right on my door step, how lucky!

4 comments :

  1. London is an extraordinary place. One of very few places in world that make me fell homey.
    Totally agree with you on Dorothy Bohm, she is one of my favourite photographers.
    Btw, V+A have stage make-up workshop this Saturday dedicated to Bowie's personalities.

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    1. Oooh thanks for the tip! Everythings Bowie mad at the minute, love it!

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  2. I am saving this post for my next year's trip to London! Thanks for the information!

    xo Lisa
    www.makinglifeslemons.com

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