Freudian show: Lucian Freud at The National Gallery
A century since the artist’s birth, this show brings together the work of one of Britain’s greatest portrait painters. The exhibition looks at how his paintings drew inspiration from the Old Masters that came before him. At The Garden Museum there’s a selection of his lesser-known paintings of plants, which he continued to paint throughout his career.
The Credit Suisse Exhibition: Lucian Freud – New Perspectives at The National Gallery. 1 October-22 January 2023, from £24.
Lucian Freud: Plant Portraits at Garden Museum. 14 October-5 March 2023, £14.
Black brilliance: The New Black Vanguard at Saatchi Gallery
The New Black Vanguard: Photography Between Art and Fashion at Saatchi Gallery. 28 October-22 January 2023, £10.
Impressionist master: Cezanne at Tate Modern
The EY exhibition: Cezanne at Tate Modern. 5 October-12 March 2023, £22.
Double immersion: Richard Mosse and Universal Everything at 180 Studios, Strand
Lifeforms at 180 Studios brings together 14 projects within a series of habitats designed by Ab Rogers Architects. Their largest show to date is constantly unique. An amalgam of unpredictable, generative pieces and installations that mirror and shift with time and the public’s interactions. The works draw from the history of visual culture – from Futurist’s attempt to depict the body in motion to Eadweard Muybridge’s sequential 19th century film experiences.
Universal Everything: Lifeforms & Richard Mosse: Broken Spectre at 180 Studios. 12 October-4 December, £20.
Hallyu! The Korean Wave V&A Museum, South Kensington.
Hallyu! The Korean Wave showcases the colourful and dynamic popular culture of South Korea, exploring the makings of the Korean Wave and its global impact on the creative industries of cinema, drama, music, fandom, beauty and fashion.
On now until Sunday, 25 June 2023. Gallery 39 and the North Court. £20.00 Discount for under 26s. Other concessions apply.
Alexander the Great: The Making of a Myth at The British Library
The British Library has just opened a new exhibition, Alexander the Great: The Making of a Myth. Delve into the truth behind the king reported to have built an empire that stretched across the world, ridden across the sky on a flying chariot, and descended to the bottom of the sea in a glass bell.
21 October-19 February, The British Library, London
Talk like an Egyptian: Hieroglyphs at The British Museum
Hieroglyphs: unlocking ancient Egypt at The British Museum. 13 October-19 February 2023, £18.
All the animals: Wildlife Photographer of the Year at Natural History Museum
Wildlife Photographer of the Year at Natural History Museum. 14 October-2 July 2023, £17.
Prize photography: Taylor Wessing Prize at Cromwell Place
Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize at Cromwell Place. 27 October-18 December, £9.
Travel into space: Science Fiction at Science Museum
Science Fiction: Voyage to the Edge of Imagination at Science Museum. 6 October 2022-4 May 2023, £20.
Of course Regional and National exhibitions are as important, I’m just tight on time, so started with the Capital…Im sure to have missed some along the way, please share your recommendations below. Enjoy xo