Hattie Lloyd 06/06/23
As far as location goes, the Saatchi Gallery is right on the money.
Not only is it dominating Chelsea’s prestigious Duke of York 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 home to dozens of free contemporary art exhibitions each year, it’s no surprise that it’s one of the most popular art galleries in London. Although, contrary to the many galleries which rely on distinguished artists to draw in the crowds, the Saatchi 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.
In the last few years alone it’s showcased street art from around the world in BEYOND THE STREETS (even going so far as to reconstruct entire shopfronts inside the gallery); championed Black photographers at the top of their game in The New Black Vanguard; and even staged an immersive experience inspired by the life, work and philosophy of Bob Marley.
The Saatchi Gallery’s current exhibition, Civilization: The Way We Live Now is no less ambitious, bringing together work by over 150 photographers in an effort to document the breadth of modern human existence. No big deal, then. And in case that wasn’t enough to take in, there’s also some smaller exhibitions running at the same time in the other gallery rooms – check what’s on here.
And if you want to see something in a different light? Head down to the Saatchi’s monthly lates, when you can explore the exhibitions, meet the curators, listen to artists in conversation, take part in creative workshops and enjoy a drink or two…
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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