5 London Exhibitions this summer

There are as usual a tonne of different exhibitions on this summer in London. We’ve chosen 5 that we are interested in and will let you know some more we find later!

1 -Paul Strand: Photography and Film for the 20th Century

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“A major retrospective of the work of American photographer and film maker, Paul Strand (1890-1976), and the first in the UK since the artist’s death. Strand was one of the greatest and most influential photographers of the 20th century whose images have defined the way fine art and documentary photography is understood and practiced today.”

 Look out for a review on this one coming up!

19th March – 3rd July at the V&A

2 – Performing for the Camera

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A exhibition exploring the relationship between photography and performance. “What does it mean to perform for the camera?” An interesting exhibition that makes us think what does it mean to be yourself in front a camera, we are so used to cameras being constantly on us do we ever act ourselves or are we always performing?

Now – 12th June at Tate Modern

3- Conceptual Art in Britain 1964–1979

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“In the 1960s artists began to abandon traditional approaches and made ideas the essence of their work. This fascinating exhibition explores this pivotal period in British history, which changed the way we think about art to this day. It gathers together artists who took art beyond its traditional boundaries to suggest new ways of engaging with the realities of the world beyond the studio, which ultimately led to a questioning of the function and social purpose of art.”

12th April – 29th August at Tate Britain

4- Painting with Light

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Art and photography from Pre-Raphaelites to the modern age.

“Spanning 75 years across the Victorian and Edwardian ages, the exhibition opens with the experimental beginnings of photography in dialogue with painters such as J.M.W. Turner and concludes with its flowering as an independent international art form.”

11 May – 25th September at Tate Britain

5 – David Hockney RA: 82 Portraits and 1 Still Life

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This exhibition explores Hockney’s return to portraiture from his work with landscapes. The portraits are of a range of sitters from family to colleagues.

2nd July – 2nd October at the RA

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Painting Your Home

Thinking about painting the exterior of your house? Heres a guide on what colours work together, from the roof to the walls to the shutters and doors!

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The table is from a vintage magazine on decorating. With some useful advice! After all anyone can see the outside of your home!

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Left over paint?

Some fun up-cycling ideas to use your left over paint on.

1) Paint some jars!

Make yourself some fun bright jars and glass bottles to make vases, stationary pots and candle holders! You can also paint the outside of tins!

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2) Give your old furniture new life! 

Give your tables, chairs, drawers and shelves a new look. Also sandpaper off some bits of the newly painted furniture (when it’s dry) to give it a shabby chic, antique look!

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3) Simple, paint your own wall art!

Simple easy to make art that can spruce up any wall.

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4) Add some simple colour to your stairs!

Paint the rise of your stairs to give a burst of colour to the room.

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5) Photo frames!

Add a little colour to your photo frames, bring out colours in the image or just make the frame a piece of art itself.

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