5 Best Spring Events

Don’t forget to check out the Events Diary on the home page, there are listings of events running over the whole of 2014!

2014 Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition :1 – 18 May 2014
Saturday – Monday 10.00-18.00, Tuesday – Friday 10.00-21.00 £7.50 / £5 concessions
The Sony World Photography Awards are one of the world’s leading photography competitions, the exhibition showcases the winning and shortlisted photographers from the 139,000 submissions from across all disciplines, from fine art to photojournalism to lifestyle.

ICA : Paperwork: A Brief History of Artists Scrapbooks : 01 Apr – 11 May
The ICA in London explores the medium of a scrapbook in a new exhibition. The scrapbook has been used as a storehouse for memories, to preserve a lock of hair, a sentimental piece of correspondence, a magazine clipping, or a beloved snapshot

Baileys Stardust : National Portrait Gallery : Ends 1st June

Rooms are devoted to Bailey’s time in East Africa, Papua New Guinea, Australia, Delhi and the Naga Hills, as well as icons from the worlds of fashion and the arts, striking portraits of the Rolling Stones and Catherine Bailey and people of the East End of London.

Andreas Gursky Landscapes : Sprueth Magers (London) : Ends 14.6.2014

Gursky’s early landscapes provide the viewer with the concrete experience of a specific place as well as what Martin Hentschel has called a ‘mental image that has been passed down to us by the history of painting and inscribed into our collective memory’. The pictures conjure both a topography and a structure.

National Portrait Gallery : No End Of A Lesson: The Boer War : Ends 13.11.14

The second Boer War (1899-1902) in South Africa marked a turning point in attitudes towards the British Empire and informed British military strategy .