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Thursday 17th June

West - Little route between South Kensington and Westminster (20 mins journey on the District Line) heading first to the ongoing RCA MA Sculpture Degree Show at Royal Sculpture Society (11-5pm), and the the public art organisation Artichoke have their recently openeded Women Making History at London Scottish House. The show marks 100 years since women won the right to vote and is made up 100 large-scale banners created by female artists and women's groups across the UK - artists include Claudette Johnson, Sarah Maple, Sadie Williams & Vivienne Westwood. It continues until 11 July - and is open until 8pm Thu-Sun - click here to see the venue - it's a pretty special show. 

Of course plenty to see inbetween - two suggestions would be to check out the recently restored Raphael Cartoons at the V&A and/or the JR Chronicles at the Saatchi Gallery

South East - Two great day/evening routes in Deptford and Peckham. 

Deptford - Goldsmiths open their BA Fine Art Degree Show open 10-7pm until Tuesday 22nd, as well as Alternative Degree Show taking place across 7 venues in Deptford/Lewisham until Wednesday 23 June. This route will be ongoing every day until both shows finish.  

In the evening you have 4 openings all running until 8pm. By Deptford train station on Resolution Way you have Kate Atkin at xxijrahii (12-8) and Kin-ting Li at South Parade (12-8) - if in the area before 6 also check out Ben Jamie at Castor (show closes on Saturday). 

Five minutes down the road on Creekside a student run Goldsmiths Artists Film & Moving Image MA show opens (6-8) at APT Gallery (until Sunday 20th 12-6pm), as well as the official opening of the Alternative Degree Show at ArtHub Studios (4-8). 

PeckhamSouth Bank University's Photography BA Degree Show show contines at Copeland Gallery open until 9pm - again that show runs until Sunday 20th and is open until 9 each day. Next door Bold Tendancies have their ongoing ARCADIA sculpture show - available when visiting Frank's - as well as the first perforamce in their music programme from percussionist Colin Currie taking place at both 6:15 & 8pm; composer Steve Reich has described Currie as ‘One of the greatest musicians in the world today’.

Looking locally in Peckham you also have two ongoing well recieved shows to check out - Christopher Hartmann - Hannah Barry, Rhea Storr - South Kiosk & Jade Montserray - Bosse & Baum - all open until 6. 


Friday 18th June

Central - Immersive shows on the north and southbank. First Proposition Studios' immersive show Terra Nexus enters its final two weeks - located on the 10th floor of the former ITV towe the Southbank - its open until 7pm Wednesday-Sunday. Just across the river, 180 The Strand have extended their opening hours for Ryoji Ikeda with late openings on Wednesday til 7:30 and Fri-Sat til 9pm. This will be a good ongoing route with Terra Nexus and Ikeda both open late Weds as well as Friday & Saturday until the former closes on Saturday 26th June. 

South - Toward Southwark Jerwood Space host an artists talk (7pm), with Bryony Gillar discusses her commission for Jerwood Solo Presentations 2021 with Irene Aristizábal, Head of Curatorial and Public Practice at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art and co-curator of British Art Show 9.

South East - Goldsmiths open their degree show for BA Fine Art & History of Art students. The show is open until 7pm each night until Tuesday 22nd. Down the road in New Cross, starting at 9, grassroot space hARTSlane continue their weekly artist film projection evenings - check their insta to get a flavour of the programme.


Saturday 19th June

Gallery Recommendations

West
South Kensington - Cromwell Place
Westminster - Artichoke present Women Making History

Central
Lisson Grove/Marylebone - Lisson GalleryGallery of Everything
Mayfair - Alma ZeviBastianLevy GorvyLuxembourg+CoParafinOlivier Malingue
St James’s - Ben HunterCristea RobertsJack Bell
Fitzrovia - Pilar CorriasTiwani Contemporary
Soho - Amanda WilkinsonSouthard Reid

East
Aldgate - Yamamoto Keiko RochaixPublic GalleryUnion Pacific
Shoreditch - Emalin

South East
Peckham - Hannah Barry
Deptford - CastorCollective Ending


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