Weekly World Wide Exhibition Round Up

11 – 18 August 2015

YOUR GUIDE TO THE ART WORLD

WE HAVE ROUNDED UP A SELECTION OF UPCOMING SHOWS FOR YOU TO SEE BROUGHT TO YOU IN A REGULAR WEEKLY SNAPSHOT.

In the coming week there is: 

Summer Exhibition 2015

Royal Academy

Opening 8 June – 16 August 2015

The Royal Academy has been around for almost 250 years now and is the world’s longest running open-submission exhibition. This year’s exhibition is continuing their reputation of showcasing the excellence of today’s new art. Featuring over 1,100 works of painting, installation art, printmaking, sculpture, photography and film. It promises a burst of vibrant colour and a snapshot of contemporary art.

Royal Academy
Burlington House
Piccadilly
London, W1J 0BD
U.K

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Soundscapes

The National Gallery

Opening 8 July – 6 September 2015

The organisers of this show have commissioned six musicians and sound artists to choose a painting from the vast National Gallery collection and to compose a new piece of music or sound art in response. The exhibition attempts to introduce a new encounter to the classic gallery experience by inviting the visitors to hear the paintings and see the sounds.

The National Gallery
Trafalgar Square
London
WC2N 5DN
U.K

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Coral Reefs: Secret Cities of the Sea

Natural History Museum

Opening 27 March – 13 September 2015

Paying homage to the environment that hosts home to a quarter of all marine species, this exhibition introduces you to the inhabitants of these richly diverse habitats. Offering an insight into how our oceans are changing, these incredible natural wonders present 250 strange and beautiful specimens from the Natural History Museum collection. With virtual reef dives on offer as well as live coral and fish in their aquarium, this show places emphasis on why we must be conscious of these important environments.

The Natural History Museum
Cromwell Road
London
SW7 5BD
U.K

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Agnes Martin

Tate Modern

Opening 3 June – 11 October 2015

This is Martin’s first retrospective since 1994, covering the full scope of her practice. It includes early experiments with different media that have been little seen. Renown for her evocative paintings that utilise subtleties in line and colour washes, Agnes Martin was deeply moved by the emotive and expressive power of art, believing that it is spiritual inspiration that made for great work, not intellect. She imposed deliberate limitations to her practice to try and distill what she felt constituted works of art – awareness of beauty, innocence and happiness.

Tate Modern
Bankside, London
SE1 9TG
U.K

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David Mabb: Announcer

William Morris Gallery

Opening 27 June – 27 September 2015

Consisting of 30 canvases, this exhibition uses the entire gallery space. Mabb celebrates the utopian ideas of William Morris and Russian artist El Lissitzky. Morris and Lissitzky both wanted to change the lives of people through their art, Morris looking to the past for beauty while Lissitzy looked at the visual language of the future. The exhibition takes its inspiration from the designs of these two men’s seminal book designs: Morris’ ‘Klemscott Chaucer’ and Lissitzky’s ‘For the Voice’.

William Morris Gallery
Lloyd Park
Forest Road
Walthamstow, London
E17 4PP
U.K

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The Amazing World of M.C. Escher

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art

Opening 27 June – 27 September 2015

An exhibition investigating the world of Escher, an artist whose graphic works are instantly recognisable, however his name not so much. He never affiliated himself with any groups and rarely travelled out of his Dutch town of Baarn. His work plays with perspective, movement, patterns and visual illusions. This show displays the remarkable work this one man movement created.

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art
75 Belford Road
Edinburgh
EH4 3DR
U.K