What’s on October 2013 – Art exhibitions in London

Find out what’s on in October with our guide to the best art exhibitions in London’s galleries.
Tate Modern

Lebanese artist, Saloua Raouda Choucair

17th Apr – 20th October 2013  •  Tate Modern, LondonThe Tate Modern is putting on an exhibition of works by Lebanese artist Saloua Raouda Choucair. The artist's extraordinary body of work uses painting and drawing, textiles and jewellery, as well as her famous sculptures, …more
Queen’s Gallery

The Art of Tudor and Stuart Fashion

10th May – 6th October 2013  •  Queen’s Gallery, LondonThe Queen's Gallery's new exhibition "In Fine Style: The Art of Tudor and Stuart Fashion" will use paintings from the Royal Collection to explore the sumptuous costumes of the British court in the 16th and 17th-century. …more
National Gallery

Michael Landy: Saints Alive

23rd May – 24th Nov 2013  •  National Gallery, LondonMichael Landy will be bringing a contemporary twist to the saints in a series of large-scale sculptures. Landy has scoured car boot sales and flea markets in search of old machinery, cogs and wheels to construct his …more
Tate Britain

PickL.S. Lowry exhibition: “The Painting of Modern Life”

26th June – 20th October 2013  •  Tate Britain, LondonIn what promises to be one of the busiest art exhibitions of the year, Tate Britain will be reappraising the work of L.S. Lowry -- arguably Britain's most popular painter. "Lowry and the Painting of Modern Life" will argue …more
National Portrait Gallery

CheapLaura Knight Portraits

11th July – 13th October 2013  •  National Portrait Gallery, LondonDame Laura Knight was one of the most popular British artists of the 20th-century. She painted everything from dancers at the ballet to gypsies at the races, and was especially acclaimed for her work as an war artist. Her …more
Courtauld Gallery

Richard Serra — Drawings for the Courtauld

19th Sept 2013 – 12th Jan 2014  •  Courtauld Gallery, LondonThe Courtauld Gallery is putting together an exhibition displaying twelve of Serra's most recent drawings in dense black crayon, created especially for the Courtauld Gallery. Serra first rose to prominence in New York more …more
Royal Academy of Arts

“Australia”… at the Royal Academy of Arts

21st Sept – 8th Dec 2013  •  Royal Academy of Arts, LondonThe Royal Academy's new exhibition will span more than 200 years of Australian art from 1800 to the present day, and will include paintings, drawings, multimedia and photography. The themes covered will include the impact …more
Hayward Gallery

Ana Mendieta exhibition — “Traces”

24th Sept – 15th Dec 2013  •  Hayward Gallery, LondonThe Hayward Gallery presents the UK's very first retrospective of Ana Mendieta's work. The exhibition focuses on her later pieces, revealing the full breadth of her work in a wide variety of media, from photography to …more
Tate Modern

Mira Schendel exhibition, at Tate Modern

26th Sept 2013 – 19th Jan 2014  •  Tate Modern, LondonThe Tate Modern's new exhibition will be the first full scale survey of Mira Schendel's work in the UK. Mira Schendel reinvented the language of European Modernism in Brazil, and the exhibition will reveal her dialogues …more
Tate Britain

PickArt under Attack: Histories of British Iconoclasm

2nd October 2013 – 5th Jan 2014  •  Tate Britain, LondonTate Britain's new exhibition is called "Art under Attack", and will explore the history of physical attacks on art in Britain from the 16th-century onwards. Iconoclasm is the deliberate destruction of artworks for …more
British Museum

Shunga: Sex and pleasure in Japanese art

3rd October 2013 – 5th Jan 2014  •  British Museum, LondonThe British Museum's new exhibition showcases some explicit, beautifully drawn Japanese prints, paintings and drawings. These detailed and brightly coloured works, produced between 1600 and 1900, inspired the likes of …more
Victoria & Albert Museum

FreeBritish drawings, from 1600 to the present day

5th October 2013 – 13th Apr 2014  •  Victoria & Albert Museum, LondonThis exhibition will cover more than 400 years of drawing practice, and include works by Van Dyck, Gainsborough, Constable, Blake, Rossetti, Spencer, Freud and Hockney. The display will trace the central role played by …more

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