London Calendar



Diana: Her Fashion Story


      Celebrate the life of Diana, Princess of Wales

A major new dress exhibition at Kensington Palace.  Trace the evolution of the Princess’s style, from the demure, romantic outfits of her first public appearances, to the glamour, elegance and confidence of her later life. Don’t miss an extraordinary collection of garments, including the iconic velvet gown, famously worn at the White House when the Princess danced with John Travolta.

Venue: Kensington Palace
until 2 Apr 2018

REFLECTIONS Van Eyck & The Pre-Raphaelites


Acquired by the National Gallery in 1842, the Arnolfini Portrait informed the Pre-Raphaelites’ belief in empirical observation, their ideas about draughtsmanship, colour and technique, and the ways in which objects in a picture could carry symbolic meaning. Discover how van Eyck’s ‘Arnolfini Portrait’ was one of the beacons by which the Pre-Raphaelites forged a radical new style of painting.

Venue: National Gallery
until 7 May 2018


The EY Exhibition: Impressionists in London, French Artists in Exile (1870 – 1904) is the first exhibition to map the connections between French and British artists, patrons and art dealers during a traumatic period in French history. Highlighting their engagement with British culture, traditions and social life, their art is a fascinating insight into how London was perceived by the visiting French artists and the remarkable works that came from their time here are not to be missed

Portrait 1876 James Tissot 1836-1902 Purchased 1927

Portrait 1876 James Tissot

Venue: Tate Britain
until 2 Apr 2018



During his brief and turbulent life Modigliani developed a unique and instantly recognisable pictorial style.  His emotionally intense portraits and seductive nudes are now among the best-loved paintings of the 20th century. Modigliani’s nudes are a highlight of the exhibition – with 12 nudes on display, this is the largest group ever reunited in the UK. These sensuous works proved controversial when they were first shown in 1917, leading police to censor his only ever solo exhibition on the grounds of indecency.

Venue: Tate Modern
until 13 May 2018


After over a decade of austere Cromwellian rule, the restoration of the monarchy in 1660 led to a resurgence of the arts in England.  The court of Charles II became the centre for the patronage of leading artists and the collecting of great works of art, which served not only as decoration for the royal apartments but also as a means of glorifying the restored monarchy and reinforcing the position of Charles II as the rightful king. charles-teaser

Venue: The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace
until 15 Apr 2018

Antoine Caron: Drawing for Catherine de’ Medici – The Drawings Gallery


This focused international loan exhibition, the first dedicated to the drawings of Antoine Caron (1521-1599), brings together a celebrated group of drawings executed for his patron Catherine de’ Medici, queen of France (1519-1589). Centred around the Valois series, a set of drawings of courtly pageantry here reunited for the first time, the display showcases the way in which the powerful and influential Catherine promoted herself and her dynasty through a series of lavish courtly events

Venue: Courtauld Gallery
until 8 Apr 2018

The Enchanted Room: Modern Works from the Pinacoteca di Brera

The Estorick opens its 20th anniversary year with a major exhibition of works from one of the world’s most important collections of modern Italian art, housed at Milan’s Pinacoteca di Brera. Comprising paintings and sculptures donated to the museum by Emilio and Maria Jesi, it includes iconic images by Umberto Boccioni, Gino Severini and Mario Sironi, an extraordinary nucleus of Metaphysical paintings by Carlo Carrà, and important works by Giorgio de Chirico, Giorgio Morandi and Filippo De Pisis. The Enchanted Room runs at the Estorick Collection from 24 January until 8 April 2018

Venue: Estorick Collection of modern Italian art
until 22 Apr 2018

Andreas Gursky

Dynamic-e43831de-4f7a-53af-bbd8-20bfa76dd477   Hayward Gallery reopens with the first major UK retrospective of the work of acclaimed German photographer Andreas Gursky. Known for his large-scale, often spectacular pictures that portray emblematic sites and scenes of the global economy and contemporary life, he is widely regarded as one of the most significant photographers of our time.

Venue: Hayward Gallery
until 15 Apr 2018

Charles I: King and Collector


Discover the legendary art collection of Charles I. For the first time since the 17th century, this landmark exhibition will bring together the astounding treasures that changed the taste of the nation.  King Charles I amassed one of the most extraordinary art collections of his age, acquiring works by some of the finest artists of the past – Titian, Mantegna, Holbein, Dürer – and commissioning leading contemporary artists such as Van Dyck and Rubens.

Venue: Royal Academy of Art
until 31 Dec 2019

Poster Girls A century of art and design


Poster Girls – a century of art and design will feature some of the leading female artists who have worked for London Transport and Transport for London including well-known designers, such as Mabel Lucie Attwell, Laura Knight, Enid Marx and Zandra Rhodes, alongside lesser known individuals who nonetheless changed the way Londoners viewed their city. The works on display show a dazzling spectrum of artistic styles and mediums; modernist, figurative, flat colour, boldly patterned, abstract, collage and oil.

Venue: London Transport Museum
until 17 Jun 2018

Ocean Liners: Speed and Style


Experience a unique journey through the design stories of the world’s greatest ocean liners, including the Titanic, Normandie, the Queen Mary and the Canberra, and discover how these impressive vessels still loom large in our cultural imagination.

Venue: Victoria and Albert Museum
until 6 May 2018


Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher greets fashion designer Katharine Hamnett, wearing a t-shirt with a nuclear missile protest message, at 10 Downing Street, where she hosted a reception for British Fashion Week designers.

Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher greets fashion designer Katharine Hamnett, wearing a t-shirt with a nuclear missile protest message, at 10 Downing Street

Explore the T-shirt in the 20th Century through this inspirational exhibition; charting the history, culture and subversion of the most affordable and popular item of clothing on the planet. T-SHIRT: CULT – CULTURE – SUBVERSION highlights the multi-faceted role of this humble garment. From men’s underclothes to symbol of rock and roll rebellion, through punk and politics to luxury fashion item, T-shirts broadcast who we are and who we want to be.

Venue: Fashion and Textile Museum
until 7 May 2018

David Milne: Modern Painting

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Dulwich Picture Gallery presents a major exhibition of one of Canada’s greatest modern painters, David Milne (1882-1953). It will showcase, for the first time in the UK, a wide selection of his oil paintings alongside watercolours, drawings and photographs, to reveal an artist of true originality and vision.

Venue: Dulwich Picture Gallery
until 27 Aug 2018


Ennui c.1914 Walter Richard Sickert 1860-1942 Presented by the Contemporary Art Society 1924

Ennui c.1914 Walter Richard Sickert 

All Too Human celebrates the painters in Britain who strove to represent human figures, their relationships and surroundings in the most intimate of ways. It features artists including Lucian Freud and Francis Bacon alongside rarely seen work from their contemporaries including Frank Auerbach and Paula Rego. Many of them lived or live in London, drawn to the multicultural capital from around the world. Three important works by Francis Bacon will be shown in the UK for the first time in at least three decades.The exhibition also shows how this spirit in painting was fostered by the previous generation, from Walter Sickert to David Bomberg, and how contemporary artists continue to express the tangible reality of life through paint.

Venue: Tate Britain
until 9 Sep 2018



1932 was an intensely creative period in the life of the 20th century’s most influential artist.  This is the first ever solo Pablo Picasso exhibition at Tate Modern. It will bring you face-to-face with more than 100 paintings, sculptures and drawings, mixed with family photographs and rare glimpses into his personal life.

Venue: Tate Modern
until 20 Mar 2018

BADA 2018


Founded in 1918, BADA (The British Antique Dealers’ Association) is the leading trade association for the fine art, design and antiques community. Our members are carefully vetted and selected for their wealth of experience, professional integrity, and the exceptional quality and craftsmanship of their stock.

Venue: Duke of York Square London SW3 4LY
until 20 Mar 2018

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Founded in 1918, BADA (The British Antique Dealers’ Association) is the leading trade association for the fine art, design and antiques community.  Our members are carefully vetted and selected for their wealth of experience, professional integrity, and the exceptional quality and craftsmanship of their stock.
Venue: Duke of York Square London SW3 4LY

Starting in April 2018

9 Apr -29 Jul



The first  purely Monet exhibition to be staged in the UK for almost twenty years.  Spanning the artist’s long career from its beginnings in the mid-1860s to the public display of his Venice paintings in 1912, this exhibition offers a completely new angle on one of the greatest painters of all time.

Venue: National Gallery
17 Apr -22 Apr

Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair

Mixed with formal antiques, collectors’ items, art and accessories from the 20th century to the quirky, the formula proved an instant hit.  Exhibitors were encouraged to display their stock in a room-set fashion.  Using their highly creative skills, the dealers’ stands provide ideas and inspiration for how to display items at home.  Many of our exhibitors also work as designers to their clients, sourcing stock and advising on display

Venue: Battersea Evolution, Battersea Park, London, SW11 4NJ
26 Apr -29 Jul

Rodin and the art of ancient Greece


Discover how ancient Greek sculpture inspired Rodin to set a radical new direction for modern art. In 1881 the French sculptor Auguste Rodin visited London for the first time. On a trip to the British Museum, he saw the Parthenon sculptures and was instantly captivated by the beauty of these ancient Greek masterpieces.  Like many archaeological ruins, the Parthenon sculptures had been broken and weathered over centuries, but Rodin took inspiration from the powerful expression that they conveyed through the body alone.

Venue: British Museum

Starting in May 2018

23 May -9 Sep

Edward Bawden

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Featuring 170 works, half of them from private collections, this exhibition will explore every aspect of Bawden’s 60-year career, revealing his humour, skill and versatility. He refused to see a distinction between fine art and commercial design.

Venue: Dulwich Picture Gallery

Starting in June 2018

11 Jun -7 Oct


cole-event-banner-newDiscover one of America’s leading painters of the mid-19th century. With his work seldom seen outside the USA, this exhibition establishes British-born Thomas Cole (1801–1848) as a major global figure in 19th-century landscape art. Displaying Cole’s paintings alongside those of his contemporaries,  including Turner and Constable, the exhibition brings to light the dialogue between American and European artists of the mid-19th century.

The exhibition includes Cole’s monumental cycle of paintings ‘The Course of Empire’ (1833–36, New York Historical Society), and provides a vivid new context for Cole’s ‘The Oxbow’ (1836, The Metropolitan Museum of Art); a founding masterpiece of American landscape painting, never previously shown in the U

Venue: National Gallery