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Art & Life: The Paintings of Beryl Bainbridge
22 May 2014 - 19 October 2014
East Wing
All too often artists with talent in several fields become recognized for just one. This is the starting point for a journey through the creative life and oeuvre of Beryl Bainbridge, who was best known as a writer, but was also a highly accomplished visual artist. This exhibition shows a selection of Bainbridge's paintings, etchings and drawings, contextualised by material from her novels, and offers the rare opportunity to see a range of her first editions and archival material from the British Library.
Time: Tattoo Art Today
03 July 2014 - 05 October 2014
Embankment Galleries
An exhibition presenting original artworks from 70 of the world’s most influential tattoo artists including Ed Hardy, Horiyoshi III, Paul Booth and Mister Cartoon, curated by fellow tattoo artist Claudia De Sabe and publisher Miki Vialetto.
A Little History: Nick Cave & Cohorts, 1981 - 2013
03 September 2014 - 28 September 2014
Great Arch Hall
An exhibition of photographs by Bleddyn Butcher, tracking Nick Cave’s creative career from the apoplectic extravagance of The Birthday Party to the calmer disquiet of 2013’s Push The Sky Away via snapshots, spot lit visions and sumptuous, theatrical portraits. It mixes the candid and uncanny, the spontaneous and the patiently staged, and includes eyeball encounters with Cave’s baddest lieutenants, men, who for the most part, have long since burned their own bridges down. A splendid testament to two brilliant careers.
Jasper Johns: Regrets
12 September 2014 - 14 December 2014
The Courtauld Gallery
A display of major new works by Jasper Johns, one of the world’s greatest living artists. Regrets is a haunting series of ten paintings and drawings inspired by an old photograph of Lucian Freud posing in Francis Bacon’s London studio.
London Fashion Weekend
18 September 2014 - 21 September 2014
Somerset House
For four days Somerset House will be transformed into Britain’s most exclusive fashion and designer shopping experience, brimming with catwalk shows, pop-up shops, hair & beauty and educational panels from leading industry experts. Style-savvy fashion lovers can get their autumn/winter wardrobe fix from over 100 of the country's best-loved designer brands including Issa London, French Sole and Linda Farrow.
National Open Art
18 September 2014 - 25 October 2014
Embankment East
Now in its 18th year, The National Open Art presents the premier Open Art Exhibition in the UK. Its annual competition with £60,000 of prize money aims to nurture creative talent from both emerging and professional artists, providing a truly open and fair platform for artists to exhibit, sell and promote their work. Shortlisted by a distinguished panel, works on display include paintings, drawings, original prints, photography, wall hung installations and computer generated art. All works are for sale.
The First Tattoo Artist: Sutherland MacDonald
23 September 2014
The Screening Room
Art historian Matt Lodder will delve into the birth of English tattooing as an artistic profession in the 1880s, and discuss the life and work of Sutherland MacDonald, whose parlour was based above a Turkish baths on Jermyn Street in London. This illustrated talk, complementing the Time: Tattoo Art Today exhibition in the Embankment Galleries, will feature never-before-seen images of MacDonald's remarkable work.
A Little History: Bleddyn Butcher on Nick Cave
25 September 2014
The Screening Room
Somerset House, having recently hosted the UK premiere of the award-winning documentary 20,000 Days on Earth as part of the Film4 Summer Screen, is delighted to offer Nick Cave fans an opportunity to learn more about the iconic musician in this talk with photographer Bleddyn Butcher, who has documented Cave's career for more than 30 years. To coincide with the publication of A Little History: Nick Cave and Cohorts 1981-2013 and the accompanying exhibition in the Great Arch Hall, Butcher will make a rare appearance at Somerset House to speak about the evolution of his creative partnership with the much-mythologised Cave. Following his talk Butcher will be signing copies of A Little History in the Rizzoli Bookshop.
Free Guided Tour: Historical Highlights
25 September 2014
Somerset House
Discover evidence of Tudor intrigue and Georgian Enlightenment, of scientific curiosity, naval power and extravagant entertainments.
Free Guided Tour: Historical Highlights
27 September 2014
Somerset House
Discover evidence of Tudor intrigue and Georgian Enlightenment, of scientific curiosity, naval power and extravagant entertainments.
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