We Recommend: Visual Arts

FOOD: Bigger than the Plate

Sat 18 May - Sun 20 Oct


From gastronomic experiments to urban farming, this exhibition brings together the politics and pleasure of food to ask how the collective choices we make can lead to a more sustainable, just and delicious food future.

Visual Arts


Sat 1 Jun - Sun 22 Sept

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art

The 5th instalment of this series creates temporary works that change over time as they are subjected to natural processes of transformation and decay, thus exploring themes of change and growth.

Visual Arts

Félix Vallotton

Sun 30 Jun - Sun 29 Sept

Royal Academy of Arts

Magnetic, provocative, daring: meet Félix Vallotton (1865–1925). The Royal Academy reveals the vision of a masterful painter and printmaker who captured the emotional undercurrents of Paris at the turn of the last century.

Visual Arts

Cézanne at the Whitworth

Sat 24 Aug - Sun 1 Mar

The Witworth

This exhibition celebrates an extraordinary collection of drawings and prints by Paul Cézanne that has been gifted and placed on long-term loan to the Whitworth by gallerist, collector, author and publisher Karsten Schubert.

Visual Arts

Please Do Not Sit – Marlène Huissoud

Sat 14 - Sun 22 Sept

London Design Festival

Award-winning experimental designer Marlène Huissoud is the first of 2–3 designers who will create habitats for the animal populations of Brompton – birds, bees and all life in between. Discover her work at the 2019 London Design Festival.

Visual Arts

Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2019

Sat 14 Sept - Sun 23 Feb

Various Venues

Since 1949, BNC has consistently supported contemporary visual artists to successfully transition from education into professional practice, by means of an annual touring exhibition, featuring French artist Camille Yvert. Supported by Fluxus Art Projects.

Visual Arts

London Design Festival 2019

Sat 14 - Sun 22 Sept

Various venues

Promoting London's creativity, this annual event draws on the UK's greatest thinkers and practitioners to deliver an unmissable celebration of design, with an inspirational line up of talks and workshops and commissions by leading international designers.

Visual Arts

Walala Lounge by Camille Walala

Sat 14 - Sun 22 Sept

South Molton Street

Camille Walala returns to the London Design Festival in a characteristically colourful manner. The French-born designer has been commissioned to enliven the heart of London’s West End with a bold and beautiful family of street furniture.

Visual Arts

Adorno: Crossovers

Thu 19 - Sun 22 Sept

Old Truman Brewery

A cross-cultural collectible design journey, the exhibition presents dynamic works by independent designers working in the intersection between design, art, and crafts, selected from 12 countries, including a French collection curated by François Leblanc.

Visual Arts

PAD London

Mon 30 Sept - Sun 6 Oct

Berkeley Square

Inspiring a unique spirit of collecting, PAD epitomises how modern art, photography, design, decorative and tribal arts interact to reveal astonishing combinations and create the most individual and staggering interiors.

Visual Arts

Frieze Masters

Thu 3 - Sun 6 Oct

Regent's Park

Frieze Masters gives a unique view on the relationship between old and new art, showing works made before the year 2000. The fair offers a unique contemporary perspective on historical art, from collectible objects to significant masterpieces.

Visual Arts

Frieze London Art Fair

Thu 3 - Sun 6 Oct

Regent's Park

Frieze London’s exhibiting galleries represent some of the most exciting artists working today, from the emerging to the iconic, with over 60,000 visitors each year, including curators, artists, collectors, gallerists, critics and the general public.

Visual Arts

Into the Night – Cabarets & Clubs in Modern Art

Fri 4 Oct - Sun 19 Jan


Spanning the 1880s to the 1960s, this landmark exhibition explores the electrifying history of cabarets, cafés and clubs in modern art across the world, from London to Paris, New York, Berlin, Mexico City or Vienna, through the lens of pioneering artists.

Visual Arts

The Credit Suisse Exhibition: Gauguin Portraits

Mon 7 Oct - Sun 26 Jan

The National Gallery

The first ever exhibition devoted to the portraits of Paul Gauguin. Spanning the later years of his life and focusing solely on his portraits, this exhibition follows Gauguin’s move away from Impressionism towards Symbolism.

Visual Arts

Except the Clouds – Bérangère Fromont

Thu 17 - Thu 31 Oct

Ofshoot Gallery

In the series Except The Clouds, the future seems to have collapsed into an indeterminate present. This vibrant disorder, contrasting with the vestiges of the old acropolis of Athens - cradle of democracy - offers a fecund space of reflection for the artist.

Visual Arts

Sonica Glasgow

Thu 31 Oct - Sun 10 Nov

Glasgow (city-wide)

Sonica Glasgow is an 11-day biennial festival, dedicated to world-class visual sonic arts, presenting exceptional international artists alongside emerging UK talent in diverse venues, city-wide.

Contemporary Music, Performing Arts, Talks, Visual Arts

Dora Maar

Wed 20 Nov - Sun 15 Mar

Tate Modern

The largest retrospective of Dora Maar ever held in the UK. During the 1930s, Maar’s provocative photomontages became celebrated icons of surrealism. This exhibition will explore the breadth of Maar's long career in the context of work by her contemporaries.

Visual Arts