Best 10 art exhibitions in London 2023

Don't miss out on the best London art exhibitions in top galleries, or plan ahead for future exhibitions.

The wide range of galleries in London have an exciting lineup of exhibitions allowing you to get your art fix. Get ready to admire amazing artworks with some of these must-see art exhibitions in London.

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1. Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirror Rooms at Tate Modern

Purpley and white lights refelct in the mirrors within Yayoi Kusama's mirror rooms at Tate Modern.
Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrored Room - Filled with the Brilliance of Life 2011/2017 Tate. Presented by the artist, Ota Fine Arts and Victoria Miro 2015, accessioned 2019. © YAYOI KUSAMA.

Discover a world of endless reflections inside Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirror Rooms at Tate Modern. Combining 2012 work Infinity Mirrored Room – Filled with the Brilliance of Life, and a Chandelier of Grief, this exhibition offers a mesmerising and immersive glimpse into the mind of the Japanese artist. Until 28 Apr

2. David Hockney: Bigger & Closer at Lightroom

Multiple people standing in exhibition space of David Hockney Bigger & Closer (not smaller & further away)
Caption: David Hockney Bigger & Closer (not smaller & further away), image courtesy of Lightroom. Photo by Justin Sutcliffe.

Experience the world through Hockney’s eyes in David Hockney: Bigger & Closer (not smaller & further away). Inviting you to look more closely, truly and joyously, this audio-visual exhibition at Lightroom takes you on a vibrant journey through sixty years of Hockney’s art, offering an immersive glimpse into the mind of the renowned artist. Until 3 Dec

3. The Art of Banksy at Regent Street

Statue of banksy piece of man throwing flowers at banksy exhibit.
See the work of the iconic artist at The Art of Banksy. Image courtesy of Golden Tours.

The Art of Banksy opens in Regent Street this autumn to display iconic Banksy visuals and new unseen works for the first time. Marvel at influential creations that brought Banksy’s international acclaim, including Girl With Balloon, Flower Thrower and Rude Copper, and get an exclusive insight into how headline grabbing street art stunts were devised. Until 21 Jan

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4. Illusionaries: Latent Spaces at Crossrail Place, Canary Wharf

Dark room with large-scale animations on four walls of living species with AI features.
Illusionaries: Latent Spaces, image courtesy of Premier.

Join a linear journey through the senses in Illusionaries: Latent Spaces at Crossrail Place, Canary Wharf. Exploring the relationship between artificial intelligence and humanity’s collective unconscious, this immersive exhibition takes you through four captivating spaces, each blurring the lines between reality and simulation. Until 24 Dec

5. Hiroshi Sugimoto at Hayward Gallery

Black and white photograph of two manatees in the sea.
Hiroshi Sugimoto, Manatee, 1994. © Hiroshi Sugimoto, courtesy of the artist, Hayward Gallery

Get the chance to see lesser-known works by Hiroshi Sugimoto, an artist renowned for creating some of the most alluringly enigmatic photographs of our time. The exhibition at Hayward Gallery presents key works from the artist’s major photographic series, celebrating pictures over the past 50 years that have been meticulously crafted. Until 7 Jan

6. A World in Common: Contemporary African Photography at Tate Modern

Black and white image of man in television in a scrapyard.
A World in Common: Contemporary African Photography, courtesy of Tate Modern. Mario Macilau, Breaking News from The Profit Corner series, 2015.
Discover dynamic photography across Africa at Tate Modern’s new exhibition, A World in Common: Contemporary African Photography. Since the invention of photography in the 19th century, Africa has been defined by Western images of its cultures and traditions. This exhibition reimagines Africa’s diverse cultures and historical narratives, bringing together artists from different generations to explore legacies of the past while celebrating contemporary African photography today. Until 14 Jan

7. AI: Who’s Looking After Me? At the Science Gallery

Several cats in a green room with obstacles and robot machinery.
AI: Who’s Looking After Me? courtesy of the Science Gallery. Blast Theory’s video installation Cat Royale © RULER.

Be part of fascinating look into artificial intelligence with AI: Who’s Looking After Me? at the Science Gallery. Discover the extraordinary ways AI is shaping our lives, from healthcare and justice systems to how we take care of our beloved pets, and explore the powerful potential AI has to influence our futures. Until 20 Jan

8. David Hockney: Drawing from Life at the National Portrait Gallery

This autumn, the National PortraitGallery sees the return of the popular exhibition David Hockney: Drawing from Life. Explore the artist’s work across the gallery with a selection of intimate portraits of friends and family members on a range of mediums and styles, from pencil, pen and ink and crayon, to photographic collage and iPad. Until 21 Jan

9. Capturing the Moment at Tate Modern

Painting of Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures) by David Hockney.
Capturing the Moment, courtesy of Tate Modern. David Hockney Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures), 1972. © David Hockney Photo Art Gallery of New South Wales.

Discover how the arrival of photography changed the course of painting in Capturing the Moment at Tate Modern. This exhibition explores the relationship between the two mediums through some of the most iconic artworks of recent times. Marvel at the expressive paintings of Pablo Picasso, Lucian Freud and David Hockney, to striking photographs by Jeff Wall and see how the brush and lens have shaped each other to capture moments in time. Until 28 Jan

10. Sara Shamma: Bold Spirits at Dulwich Picture Gallery

Exhibition room with Sara Shamma's artwork of vibrant painting on wall.
Sara Shamma: Bold Spirits, 2023, courtesy of the artist, Dulwich Picture Gallery

Take a trip to Dulwich Picture Gallery and discover new works by Sara Shamma that reimagine the spirit of women. The exhibition, Bold Spirits, responds to the Gallery’s historic Collection with thought-provoking interpretation of works by world-famous artists such as Rembrandt van Rijn and Peter Lely. Until 25 Feb

Art exhibitions in London to book ahead for 2023-2024

Philip Guston at Tate Modern

Philip Guston's work, Painting, Smoking, Eating in bright pink and red colours.
Philip Guston, Painting, Smoking, Eating, 1973. Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam. © The Estate of Philip Guston, courtesy Hauser & Wirth.

Journey through 50 years of abstract art by Philip Guston at Tate Modern. As one of the 20th century’s most captivating painters, this fascinating exhibition showcases a world in turmoil through abstract art, exploring the artist’s formative early years to gripping late works. Until 25 Feb

Women in Revolt! at Tate Britain

Enjoy a landmark exhibition of feminist art with Women in Revolt! at Tate Britain. Bringing together a wide variety of mediums including painting, sculpture, performance, film and photography, the exhibition showcases feminist art by over 100 female artists, exploring how networks of women used radical ideas and rebellious methods to make vital contributions to British culture. Until 7 April

If Not Now, When? at the Saatchi Gallery

Copper statue of Sheila Gaffney's sculpture called Mum said you should always brush your hair.
Sheila Gaffney, 2015, Mum said you should always brush your hair, bronze, © Jerry Hardman-Jones

The Saatchi Gallery’s exhibition If Not Now, When? celebrates the work of female sculptors from the 1960s to now. Divided into three chapters, discover original works from 28 remarkable female sculptors, each showcasing everyday lived experiences marked by evolving cycles directly affecting women. Until 22 Jan

The Moonwalkers: A Journey with Tom Hanks at Lightroom

Tom Hanks in font of immersive exhibition of moon landing.
The Moonwalkers: A Journey with Tom Hanks, photograph by Justin Sutcliffe, image courtesy of Lightroom.

Join an epic look into voyages to the moon with The Moonwalkers: A Journey with Tom Hanks at Lightroom. Telling the stories of Apollo missions at spectacular scale, this audio-visual exhibition offers a unique perspective on humankind’s past and future voyages to the moon, featuring a behind-the-scenes look at the Artemis programme, fascinating interviews, and narration by Tom Hanks. 6 Dec-21 April

Six Lives at the National Portrait Gallery

Discover a study of the lives and afterlives of the six women who married Henry VIII at the National Portrait Gallery. The exhibition, Six Lives chronicles the representation of the women during history and popular culture through a range of mediums and styles, from historic paintings, drawings and ephemera, to contemporary photography, costume and film. 20 June-8 Sep

Yoko Ono: Music of the Mind at Tate Modern

Black and white image of Yoko Ono sitting in a bedroom next to half a bed in Yoko Ono, Half-A-Room, from Half.
Yoko Ono, Half-A-Room, from Half – A Wind Show at Lisson Gallery London Photo by Clay Perry ©Yoko Ono. Image courtesy of the National Portrait Gallery

Delve into the powerful work of artist and activist Yoko Ono at Tate Modern. Exploring some of Ono’s most talked about artworks and performances, Music of the Mind spans more than seven decades of key career highlights. The exhibition features early performances working with paper, objects and music, her years in London where she met John Lennon, and activist projects such as PEACE is POWER and Wish Tree where visitors can contribute personal wishes for peace. 15 Feb-1 Sep


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