Our top picks of exhibitions together with cultural spaces and places, both online and in the real world.


All, Art, Auctions, Exhibitions, Travel & Hospitality, Initiatives

Viewing Cornelia Parker at Tate Britain

Cornelia Parker came to prominence in the late 1980s with such experimental works as Thirty Pieces of Silver (1988-89), a large-scale installation of suspended and flattened silver objects including teapots, candlesticks and dinnerware. Then came Cold Dark Matter: An Exploded View (1991), a garden shed frozen at the moment of explosion, its fragments surrounding a single lightbulb.

This eye-catching artwork currently hangs at the heart of a magnificent and long-overdue retrospective at Tate Britain. Featuring over 90 artworks spanning immersive installations, sculptures, film, photography and drawing, as well as two new works created especially for the exhibition, it charts Parker’s exploration of contemporary issues such as violence, human rights, politics and environmental disaster.

Other notable highlights include War Room (2015), a vast gallery created from the reams of perforated red paper negatives left over from the production of British Legion remembrance poppies, and Magna Carta (An Embroidery), also from 2015, which comprises a thirteen-metre long collectively hand-sewn embroidery of a Wikipedia page. In the cinema room, you’ll see several films Parker made during the election campaign leading up to the 2017 General Election.

Uniting the ‘poetic and the spectacular’, this mesmerising show is not to be missed!

Share story
Dates
16 May 2022 — 16 August 2022

Viewing David Remfry at the Royal Watercolour Society

David Remfry is perhaps best known for his celebrity portraits, New York cityscapes and large-scale watercolours showing interiors and people dancing. Since graduating from art school in the early Sixties, he has immortalised in paint such famous faces as Jerry Hall, Stephen Fry and the actor Sir John Gielgud.

He’s also enjoyed solo exhibitions around the world and been added to a number of public collections including those of the V&A, Wakefield Museum and Hove Museum and Art Gallery. Between 2016 and 2018 he was the Professor of Drawing at the Royal Academy Schools in London.

In celebration of Remfry’s 80th birthday, the Royal Watercolour Society is staging a solo show of around 60 works from the past 30 years. Curated by James Russell, it includes portraits of Stella McCartney, Quentin Crisp and Alan Cumming, as well as dancers and New York landscapes.

Share story
Dates
12 May 2022 — 30 July 2022

Viewing Football: Designing the Beautiful Game

As World Cup frenzy builds, the Design Museum presents the first major exhibition dedicated to the design story of the world’s most popular sport. Through more than 500 objects, spanning everything from George Best’s game-worn boots to sporting films and interviews, it reveals how human creativity has pushed the game to its technical and emotional limits.

Created in collaboration with the National Football Museum in Manchester, the exhibition is divided into five sections: performance, identity, crowds, spectacle and play. As you meander around the exhibition, you’ll learn about the master-planning behind the world’s most significant football stadiums, the evolution of materials used in boots and balls as well as the cultural significance of football in countries around the world. For fans of the game, this is essential viewing.

24.05.2022 – An evening with Gary Lineker | 19.00 – 20.00

Hosted in partnership with the Design Museum, we are pleased to present an exclusive evening in conversation with one of football’s most influential players, Gary Lineker with Tim Marlow, Chief Executive and Director of the Design Museum.

Reflecting on a 44-year career including many of the highs and lows of British football, that has seen changes in regulation, new grounds, emerging stars, club clashes, tournaments and trophies, they will discuss why football holds such a singular position within our collective cultural consciousness.


Share story
Dates
08 April 2022 — 29 August 2022
READ MORE
The Wick - David Bailey, Mary McCartney and Brandei Estes at Claridge's ArtSpace

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

Happenings
The Wick - Courts and Fields 4 ©Ishkar
Objects of Desire

Object Courts and Fields 4 rug, by Christopher Le Brun

Design
The Wick - Viewing Football: Designing the Beautiful Game
Dream & Discover

Discover Roy Lichtenstein, Paper Shopping Bag

The Wick - Gianna Dispenza (Puiyee Won)
Spotlight

Feature Gianna Dispenza explores the female sitter

Visual Arts
The Wick - Half-Pint T-Shirt, Script x Charming Baker
Objects of Desire

Fashion Half-Pint T-shirt, Charming Baker x Script collaboration

Design, Fashion, Visual Arts
The Wick - Mika Tajima: Regulation at Simon Lee Gallery

Art D'Ameublement Karake
The Wick List

Viewing Mika Tajima, Regulation at Simon Lee Gallery

Visual Arts