The Art Academy – London

Listings of Art Fairs & Galleries

Listing – with thanks to Angus Anderson

2014 AjsA Forward Rolling Programme


Key – Location Recommended reviews & catalogues AjsA commentary
London Exhibitions Keep lookout for TV /media and newspaper reviews / catalogues /
Regional UK Exhibitions Keep lookout for TV /media and newspaper reviews / catalogues /
Europe / other international Exhibitions Keep lookout for TV /media and newspaper reviews / catalogues /


Exhibition                                     start date ends Gallery / Location Summary
Bellini to Boudin; Five Centuries of Painting Mar 21 Burrell Collection Glasgow
Conflict, Time, Photography Mar 15 Tate Modern
William Blake: Apprentice and Master Mar 1 Ashmolean
Collecting History                                               6/11 Feb 15 Wallace Historic Collection including the often hilarious satirical cartoons concerning the Prince Regent’s obsessive passion for the 2nd Marchioness of Hertford
Conscience & Conflict – British Art and the Spanish Civil War                                            11/11 Feb 15 Pallant House  
Edmund de Waal: Atmosphere Feb 8 Turner Contemporary  
Sigmar Polke Feb 8 Tate Modern
Transmitting Andy Warhol                                 7/11 Feb 8 Tate Liverpool
Keep the Home Fires Burning Feb 1 NPG Music Hall during the Great War
Late Turner – Painting Set Free                           10/9 Jan 25 Tate Britain Turner’s radical painting in the last 15 years of his life
Rembrandt – the final years Jan 18 National Gallery
Egon Schiele – The radical nude                        23/10 Jan 18 Courthauld
The Jack of Diamonds Group                              18/9 Jan 18 Courthauld A special display of eleven early 20th century Russian avant-garde paintings marking the importance of the Jack of Diamonds group,
William Morris & His Legacy                              16/10 Jan 11 NPG ‘anarchy & beauty’
Ming – 50 years that changed China Jan 5 British Museum China between 1400-50 – global super power
Turner Prize                                                       30/9 Jan 4 Tate Britain
Ships, Clocks and Stars; The search for Longitude Jan 4 National Maritime Museum
Mary Fedden and Elizabeth Blackadder Dec 22 Portland  
Ostia Antica                                                                     24/9 Dec 21 Estorick  
Ancient Lives – New Discoveries Nov 30 British Museum Re-examination of mummies with new technology; restricted numbers admitted – timed tickets only
Oliver Akers Douglas Nov 28 Portland  
David Williams-Ellis Nov 28 Portland  
Catherine Goodman – Portraits from Memory Nov 23 National Portrait Gallery Pursuit of character in portraiture
Kader Attia Nov 23 Whitechapel French Algerian artist – Immersive multi-media installation – anthropology, politics and science interpreted through art
Ellen Terry – The Painter’s Actress Nov 11 Watts Gallery Guildford  
Discovering Tutankamun Nov 2 Ashmolean  
Auerbach– Paintings & Drawings the Freud Collection Nov 9 Tate Britain
Inside Stories Nov 2 House of Illustration Opening show of new House of Illustration founded by Quentin Blake
Marzia Colonna Oct 31 Portland  
The Hospital in the Oatfield; Oct 26 Florence Nightingale Museum The Art of Nursing in WW1
Kasimir Malevich                                                    17/7 Oct 26 Tate Modern Russian Avant Garde / modernist; critical link between Surrealists and Modernist in France, Moscow and germany between 1010-30’s
Barbara Rae  – Prints Oct 26 Pallant House  
Body & Void; Echoes of Moore to contemporary art Oct 26 Henry Moore Perry Green Moore’s influence on 21st century
Philida Barlowe Oct 19 Tate Britain – Duveen Tate’s 2014 Commission filling central nave of Tate Britain
J D Fergusson – The Scottish Colourist Oct 19 Pallant House
Dennis Hopper – The Lost album (photographs) Oct 19 Royal Academy
Never Again Oct 19 Cartoon Museum World War 1 in Cartoon and Comic Art
‘Primrose’ – early colour photography in Russia      1/8 Oct 19 Photographer’s Gallery  
The First Georgians – Art & Monarchy Oct 12 Queen’s Gallery See Desmond Shawe-Taylor (curator) 3 films on Georgian

English Embroideries

Oct 12 Ashmolean  
Serpentine Pavilion 2014 Oct 9 Serpentine Pavilion  
City & Guild Graduate / Masters Show ??s  
Mondrian And His Studios                                    Oct 5 Tate Liverpool  
Max Weber – An American Cubist in Paris & London Oct 5 Ben Uri  
Mary Anne Aytoun Ellis Oct 3 Portland  
Between Light and Screen – Turkish Shadow Theatre Sep 28 British Museum  
International Exchanges & St Ives 1915-65 Sep 28 Tate St Ives  
Radical Geometry – Modern Art from South America Sep 28 RA  
John Ruskin – Artist and Observer Sep 28 Scottish National Portrait Gallery  
Ideas of emptiness and the void Sep 27 Blain Southern  
Therese Oulton – Elsewhere Sep 27 Marlborough  
Building the Picture: Architecture in Italian Renaissance Painting Sep 21 National Gallery  
Mondrian & Colour Sep 21 Turner Contemporary  
Breugel to Freud – Prints Sep 21 Courthauld  
BP Portrait Award Sep 21 NPG  
Russian Revolution in Art- The avant-garde 1910-32 Sep 20 St Petersburg Gallery Comprehensive display of largely Moscow based panters / sculptors – particularly constructionist – futuristic language
Giulio Paolini; To be or not to be Sep 14 Whitechapel 5 decades Installation – Perception and Creativity
Digital Revolution Sep 14 Barbican The impact of digital technology since the 70’s
Colour Sep 14 National Gallery  
Titian & the Golden age of Venetian Painting Sep 14 Scottish National Gallery  
Stephen Willats: Concerning Our Present Way of Living Sep 14 Whitechapel Archive display of English conceptual artist Stephen Willats (b.1943) pioneered socially interactive and community engaged art in the 1960s and 70s
Peace Breaks Out!  London and Paris in the summer of 1814 Sep 13 Soane
Making Colour Sep 7 National Gallery The origin and chemistry of colour. Insighful
The Human Factor Sep 7 Hayward Survey of Figurative Sculpture of the last 25 years
Gerardo Dottori – The Futurist View Sep 7 Estorick
Wales Visitation; Poetry, Romanticism & Myth in Art Sep 7 National Museum Cardiff David Jones; Richard Long; Graham Sutherland
Constable – Salisbury Cathedral from the Meadows Sep 7 National Museum Cardiff  
Matisse Cut Outs                                                    Sep 7 Tate Modern  
Joseph Beuys & Jorg Immendorff – Art Belongs to the People Aug 31 Ashmolean ‘In yer face’ agit prop from 60’s & 70’s.; German artists rediscovering appetite, and exploring visual language to express political challenge to the state. Seems mannered / juvenile to present day eyes. The stuff of VIZ.
Barbara Kruger Aug 31 Modern Art Oxford Text in art inc films
Pangaea – New Art from Africa & Latin America Aug 31 Saatchi
Germany Divided – Baselitz and his generation Aug 31 British Museum German Artists from former eastern side. Works on paper from 1960-1970’s
British Folk Art: The House that Jack Built Aug 31 Tate Britain
Gems of Chinese Painting Aug 31 British Museum 7th-19th C  painting ffrom SE China
Paul Jenkins Aug 29 Redfern Abstract colourist.
Fashion World of John Paul Gaultier Aug 25 Barbican
Summer Exhibition Aug 17 RA
Mario Schifano Aug 16 Luxemburg & Dayan First UK exhibition of Italian Avant Garde
‘Bohemian-Burlesque Paris’ Late evening opening Aug 14 Courthauld
Kenneth Clark – Looking for Civilisation Aug 10 Tate Britain Clark’s legacy viewed as his personal collection
Jimmie Durham Aug 9 Parasol Unit Multi Media US artist
Dorothea Tanning Aug 9 Alison Jacques Dream Imagery and the female form. American wife of Max Ernst. Died in 2012 aged 101. Key link with European Surrealism
In Homage – Features Bacon’s Study for a Pope III Aug 8 Skarstedt ‘appropriation and assimilation; Richard Prince responding to De Kooning, Sigmar Polke to Goya, Martin Kippenberger to 23 Old Bond Street
Vivat! Vivat! My England Aug 5 RCA Iconic celebrity photographs of the 1960’s
False Memory Archive Aug 2 Freud
Celia Paul – Portraits & Self Portraits Aug 2 Victoria Miro
Architecture of War                         reopens          19/7 IWM IWM reopens after major refurbishment
First world War Artworks IWM
Koen van den Broek: Cut Away the Snoopy’. Marlborough Contemporary Landscapes from Road journeys in USA
Beverly Pepper – Curvae in curvae New Works 1/7 Jul 31 Marlborough
Sam Francis – Works on Paper Jul 31 Bernard Jacobson
Lure of the East: Christopher Gandy Collection Jul 28 Ashmolean  
Kiyochika – Master of the Night Jul 27 Arthur M Sackler; Washingtonslideshow at Japanese Print Maker 1847-1915 
Otto Dix; Der Kreig Jul 27 De La Warr Pavilion – Bexhill Graphic rresponse of Dix’ experience in the war
The Glamour of Italian Fashion 1945 – 2014 Jul 27 V & A
M F Husein – Last paintings Jul 27 V & A the final nine paintings by M. F. Husain, one of the most recognised Indian artists of the 20th century.
Julian Schnabel – Every angel sasd a dark side Jul 27 Dairy Arts Centre Colossal narrative – figurative painting
Sean Scully – Kind of Red Jul 26 Timothy Taylor
Jenny Saville – Oxyrhynchus Jul 26 Gagosian WC1
Adrian Ghenie – The texture of History Jul 25 Pace
This skin we’re in by Martha Orbach Jul 25 Bethlem Gallery The Human Impact of disaster
Pontorno & Rosso – Diverging Paths of Manerism Jul 20 Palazzo Strozzi – Florence  
Impress – Printmaking in Contemporary Art Jul 20 Courthauld Curated by his year’s Courthauld masters group  ‘What makes a print in contemporary rt examines alternative approaches to printing
Al Wei-Wei Jul 19 Lisson Gallery


Exhibitions and commercial gallery listings

These links give you access to online listings for exhibitions, mostly in and around London:
Time Out –
Visit London –
London Galleries and Museums – useful alphabetical list of links to galleries and museums:
Art Rabbit –
New Exhibitions of Contemporary Art – database of UK and international exhibitions, art fairs etc:
Artlyst – a combined exhbition listings and artist resource website:

Art Fairs
You will find listings of Art Fairs on some of the websites above, but the main ones in London through the year are:

Galleries and dealers exhibiting:
Frieze – October, Regents Park,
London Art Fair – January, Islington,
The Affordable Art Fair – Spring and Autumn, Battersea (affiliated show in Bristol in Spring),
20/21 British Art Fair – September, Royal College of Art,
Art London – October, Royal Hospital Chelsea,
Scope – October, Lords Cricket Ground,
Chelsea Art Fair – February, Chelsea,

Artists selling direct to public:
Battersea Contemporary Art Fair – May, Battersea,
Inspired Art Fair – monthly, Spitalfields,
Also look for local art trails, art society exhibitions, open studios etc in different areas of London.
There are also a number of smaller art fairs and events in London and the South East where artists sell direct, eg Windsor Contemporary Art Fair

Open studios
Keep a lookout for Open Studio events – there are groups of artists’ studios all over London and they are great opportunities to meet other artists and expand your network. One of the best is Great Western Studios – you might want to consider joining their mailing list and blog: