Top 10 Art Exhibitions in London

Don't miss out on the best London art exhibitions! Catch these great London exhibitions as chosen by our editorial team.

Soundscapes at the National Gallery

The National Gallery has invited six sound artists and musicians to each choose a painting from the collection and create a piece of original work that directly responds to it for the groundbreaking Soundscapes exhibition. 8 Jul-6 Sep

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Serpentine Pavilion 2015 by SelgasCano

This year's iconic Serpentine Gallery Pavilion is designed by Spanish architects SelgasCano. Previous designs from SelgasCano blend seamlessly with their natural surroundings, include light-filled harbour side structures, playful floating shapes and a subterranean Office in the Woods. 26 Jun-18 Oct Read More

Tate Britain Commission 2015: Christina Mackie at Tate Britain

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Don't miss the highly anticipated Tate Britain Commission 2015, as Christina Mackie takes over a space with her singular artistic vision. This year's candidate was born in 1956 and is known for her interest in and use of pigments. 24 Mar-18 Oct

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Barbara Hepworth: Sculpture For A Modern World at Tate Britain

Head to Tate Britain for the first large scale exhibition devoted to Barbara Hepworth in London for more than 50 years. One of the leading artists of the 1930s, Hepworth’s work in the ‘50s and ‘60s made her one of the most successful sculptors in the world. 24 Jun-25 Oct

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No Colour Bar: Black British Art in Action 1960-1990 at Guildhall Art Gallery

Celebrate the work of late 20th-century black artists and and learn about their struggles in No Colour Bar: Black British Art in Action 1960-1990 at the Guildhall Art Gallery. Inspired by the life and works of Eric and Jessica Huntley, and their Bogle L’Ouverture Press publishing house, you'll be able to examine the artworks from a generation of cultural and political leaders. 10 Jul-24 Jan

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BP Portrait Award 2015 at National Portrait Gallery

Catch a glimpse of the best work from one of the most prestigious art competitions in the world, with a visit to the BP Portrait Award 2015 at the National Portrait Gallery. The artists in contention for the First Prize are Borja Buces Renard for My Mother and My Brother on a Sunday Evening, Michael Gaskell for Eliza, and Matan Ben-Cnaan for Annabelle and Guy. 18 Jun-20 Sep

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Ladybird by Design at House of Illustration

Enjoy a nostalgic look back into the books of childhood with Ladybird by Design at the House of Illustration. Celebrating 100 years since the Ladybird logo was first registered, this trip down memory lane features a range of original artwork used on the famous educational books for children. 10 Jul-27 Sep

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Agnes Martin at Tate Modern

Discover the power and effectiveness of subtlety and minimalism in art through the work of Agnes Martin in Tate Modern’s extensive exhibition. Covering the full range of her efforts, this is the most wide-ranging presentation of Martin's to have been exhibited. 3 Jun-11 Oct

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Joseph Cornell: Wanderlust at Royal Academy of Arts

Encounter some of the most original artwork of the 20th century with Joseph Cornell: Wanderlust at the Royal Academy of Arts. Famous for his glass-fronted shadow boxes, he created tiny masterpieces constructed from everyday bits and pieces. When combined, these ordinary trinkets became magical works that have charmed and fascinated art-lovers around the world. 4 Jul-27 Sep

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Ai Weiwei at the Royal Academy of Arts

The Royal Academy presents the first significant British survey of work by Chinese artist Ai Weiwei. The exhibition will include major works spanning Ai Weiwei's career, as well as new work that is shown for the first time. 19 Sep-13 Dec

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