The Heart of Art this Summer
Come with us on a colourful art journey through some of the greatest galleries in the UK and fill your diary with this summers top exhibitions that we here at The Woven Edge think you should visit.
The Tate Modern, London Exhibition: Fahrelnissa Zeid
Until October 8th: Entry £12.50 (£11.30 without donation)
Visit The Tate Modern in London and take in Zeid’s obsession with line and bright colour in this summer fun exhibition.
After being one of the first women to be formally trained in Istanbul she continued her studies in Paris in the late 1920s and grew with success from here.
She was well respected and seen as an important figure in the early 1940s and 1950s. Her vibrant abstract paintings combine a fusion of Islamic, Byzantine, Arab and Persian influences with European approaches to abstraction.
Rediscover one of the greatest international female artists and be mesmerised by her
The Tate St Ives
Exhibition: Jessica Warboys
Until September 3rd: Entry £8.50 (£7.50 without donation)
Large scale paintings, films and sculptures by British artist Jessica Warboys burst into the ever expanding Tate gallery this summer. Inspired by coastal landscapes she takes inspiration from the sea and the surrounding areas of St Ives.
‘Sea Painting, Zennor 2015’, was made on the Zennor coast near St Ives. She created the paintings on the beach, casting mineral pigments directly onto a damp, folded canvas, which was then submerged under the sea before being pulled ashore. The process allows the waves, wind and sand to shift and scatter the pigment,naturally painting the canvas. Don’t miss this incredible landscape of artwork.
Royal Academy of Arts, London
Summer Exhibition 2017: Main galleries Burlington House
13th June Until 20th August: Entry £8.50 (£7.50 without donation)
Serpentine Galleries, London
‘Grayson Perry: The Most Popular Art Exhibition Ever!’
8th June Until 10th September: Entry Free
This summer Grayson Perry, one of the most insightful observers on contemporary society and culture, presents a major exhibition of new work at the Serpentine Galleries in London.
His work touches on many themes including popularity and art, masculinity and the current cultural landscape.
One example of Grayson being very much politicly open is a pair of pots at the Serpentine Exhibition, one for leave, one for remain really depicting the divide within British society at present after the Brexit vote.
Its a great exhibition to visit to get your mind thinking and even involve yourself in the debates of todays world.
Edinburgh Art Festival
27th July Until 27th August
Founded in 2004, Edinburgh Art Festival is the UK’s largest annual festival of visual art. The capital’s leading galleries, museums and artist-run spaces, come together as both established and emerging artists curate a range of artwork to display.
The vast majority of the festival is free to attend and an innovative programme of special events are put on for your entertainment.
Plant Scenery of the World.
The V and A, London
Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion: Room 40
On Until 18th February: £12 Open 10am-17.30
The Green Scene