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— Katy Wickremesinghe
Dear All,

“I like Dame, it has a good ring to it,” says British artist Tracey Emin, 60, who will celebrate her new damehood and birthday next weekend in Margate. Meanwhile, women in fashion also received honours with Anya Hindmarch receiving a Damehood and Rosh Mahtani, founder of Alighieri, honoured for her contributions to British jewellery making and philanthropy with an OBE also on the Kings Birthday Honours list announced earlier this week.

Elsewhere this week, we are diary plotting for the return of the annual boutique art fair Eye of the Collector – running from 26 to 29 June at the Grade-II listed Garrison Chapel at Chelsea Barracks. View installations from a taut selection of galleries, curated by trailblazer Nazy Vassegh. In the meantime, why not check out Kensington & Chelsea Art Week – an art trail seeing local creative spaces come to life, featuring installations with some of London’s best loved artists.

For those looking for a weekend away book tickets to Yorkshire Sculpture Park which sees Bharti Kher’s new exhibition Alchemies take over the grounds and galleries with her sculptures exploring other worlds, mythologies and identities.

Wishing you all a happy weekend of art exploration and being culturally curious.

With best wishes from me and the KTW Family,
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Objects of Desire

Lemon Jug by & Klevering

The Wick - Luca Nocera
Monday Muse

Interview Loughran Gallery Founder Juliette Loughran

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Spotlight artist Lily Bertrand-Webb

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Video Interviews

Interview The Wick x Tim Marlow & Danielle Thom | ‘Barbie®: The Exhibition’

Visual Arts
The Wick - David Bailey, Mary McCartney and Brandei Estes at Claridge's ArtSpace

Happenings ‘DOUBLE EXPOSURE: David Bailey & Mary McCartney’ at Claridge’s ArtSpace

The Wick - Grayson Perry, Expulsion from Number 8 Eden Close, Arts Council Collection & British Council Collection, © Grayson Perry courtesy of the artist and the Victoria Miro gallery

Viewing Grayson Perry’s monumental tapestries at Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery

More than two centuries on, six large-scale tapestries by Grayson Perry inspired by A Rake’s Progress, will hang at Pitzhanger, bringing history full circle.

The Wick - One Man and His Dog by Curtis Holder, coloured pencil and acrylic gouache on paper, 120 x 120 cm, 2022

Viewing Tender pencil portraits of Black men by Curtis Holder capture intimate moments 

Rising star Curtis Holder – former winner of the Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year – unveiled a large new body of work at Guildford House Gallery this week.

The Wick - Yayoi Kusama Pumpkin, 2024 © YAYOI KUSAMA Courtesy Ota Fine Arts, Victoria Miro, and David Zwirner Photo: George Darrell

Viewing The tallest Yayoi Kusama Pumpkin in Kensington Gardens

London is now host to the tallest pumpkin by the Japanese artist – a 6 metre tall beauty that will sit next to the Round Pond in Kensington Gardens until November in all its dazzling glory.

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