London Art Research Trip

At the beginning of February I took in a trip to London – as part of my ongoing professional development as an artist here is my itinerary with brief notes on what I thought about the galleries and exhibitions I visited:

Getty images Gallery – Year in review lot of photo-journalism – light airy space – images hung nicely on walls – video work not playing.

Photographer’s Gallery – shut for preparation of new exhibition.

National Portrait Gallery – Taylor Wessing International Portrait prize – Grayson Perry’s marvellous intervention.

Michael Hopper Gallery – Songe Mishingo Dioramas – ace gallery!

Pumphouse Gallery Battersea Park – Contracts Uses & Abuses – A-n presentation on contract rights and wrongs. E

Science Museum – Drawn by Light – Royal Photographic Society exhibition on the history of photography – Awesome! Also

Nick Hedges work for Shelter taken in the 60’s – 90’s absolutely amazing photo-reportage.

Wapping Bankside Project – arabic images very striking work in full colour.

Tate Modern РConflict Time Photography Рa most excellent, harrowing, well curated exhibition Рawesome!

Hamilton’s Gallery – A commercial gallery dealing with photography.

Cirque Du Soleil at The Royal Albert Hall

Magnum Print Rooms – Shut!

Somerset House – Photographer Guy Bourdin retrospective – surrealist imagery and lovely short films. Also ‘Mapping The City’

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