Apart was opened by Adrian Palengat in London in December 1999. Known for its early work with a significant number of established artists and for its playful, pop influenced eye, the gallery has more recently become known for its overseas show programme, with its shows in Europe, Asia and the United States. The gallery has operated as a fulltime popup since 2006.
Displayed over two floors, Ballgowns: British Glamour Since 1950 will feature more than 60 ballgowns, red carpet evening dresses and catwalk showstoppers.
The exhibition will cover over 60 years of a strong British design tradition that continues to flourish. Eveningwear from the V&A’s vast collection, by designers including Victor Stiebel, Zandra Rhodes, Jonathan Saunders and Hussein Chalayan, will be on show alongside dresses fresh from the catwalk shows of Alexander McQueen, Giles Deacon, Erdem and Jenny Packham.
Founded in 1901, the Horniman Museum and Gardens in south London houses nationally regarded collections in anthropology, natural history and musical instruments, as well as an aquarium.
With over 16 acres of landscaped gardens offering dramatic views of London, and a year-round programme of exhibitions, activities and events, the Horniman offers visitors of all ages an inspiring window on the world.
Treasures in the Cadogan Gallery will show 22 special exhibits chosen from 70 million specimens and artefacts in our collections. Each has a fascinating story to tell and was selected by our scientists to represent the Museum’s scientific, aesthetic, historical, social and cultural worth. They span 4.5 billion years of nature.
This exhibition will take a new look at the dynamic relationship between performance and painting since 1950. Contrasting key paintings by Jackson Pollock and David Hockney, the exhibition considers two different approaches to the idea of the canvas as an arena in which to act: one gestural, the other one theatrical. The paintings of the Vienna Actionists or the Shooting Pictures of Niki de St Phalle will be re-presented within the performance context that they were made, and juxtaposed with works by artists such as Cindy Sherman or Jack Smith that used the face and body as a surface, often using make-up in work dealing with gender role-play. The exhibition proposes a new way of looking at the work of a number of younger artists whose approach to painting is energised by these diverse historical sources, drawing upon action painting, drag and the idea of the stage set.
Get ready for Mince pie popcorn, edible Christmas cards, Bompas & Parr ouija board tea towels, Choco Smoked Walnut, super special Christmas pudding from St. John, mouth watering pickles, sriracha, kimchi and jerky from F.A.T., bad boi salami hampers, world’s best food magazines, bottled Christmas booze, craft beer and fine wines, Good & Proper Tea and much more!