Saatchi Gallery | West London Contemporary Art Gallery
As far as location goes, the Saatchi Gallery is on the money.
Not only is it dominating Chelsea’s prestigious Duke of York’s Square, but the building itself is a work of art. Set in a Grade II listed 19th century building, the 70,000 square foot space is made up of 15 exhibition rooms; each boasting high-ceilings and expanses of bright, open space.
Being the only completely free contemporary art gallery of its size in the world, it’s no surprise that it’s also one of London’s most popular. Although, contrary to the many galleries which rely on distinguished artists to draw in the crowds, the Saatchi Gallery offers today’s talent a bit of a foot in the door; focussing on exhibiting works by younger, unseen artists or those rarely seen in the UK. A few of which you can admire below in their…
If rave culture is your thing, you’ll be able to get your hit at ‘Sweet Harmony’; an immersive exhibition all about the origins of dance music right through to its impact on today’s youth culture (on until 14th September).
Continuing the immersive theme is ‘Beyond The Road‘; a multi-sensory exhibition that promises an otherworldly experience (on until the 8th September).
‘BA 2119: Flight Of The Future‘ allows you to become a time-travelling pilot and go back in time (via a virtual reality flight experience..) to various groundbreaking moments, such as the Wright Brothers’ first successful flight across the Atlantic (on until 26th August).
Other current exhibitions include works by the hugely talented Sudanese artist Ibrahim El-Salahi in ‘Pain Relief’ (on until the 11th August) and ‘Alchemy’ (on until the 18th August); showcasing the works of three emerging talents…
…So in case they make the big time, you might want to take note.
NOTE: The Saatchi Gallery is open from 10am-6pm, 7 days a week. Entry is free and last entry is 5:30pm. You can find out more right HERE.
Saatchi Gallery | Duke of York’s HQ, SW3 4RY
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