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. Beyond the Gaze: Reclaiming the Landscape at the Saatchi Gallery

Painting of 'Too Moons' by Dannielle Hodson.
Beyond the Gaze: Reclaiming the Landscape, courtesy of the Saatchi Gallery. Hodson, Dannielle 'Too Moons', 2023 Oil on linen 120x150cm © Dannielle Hodson

Take a trip to the Saatchi Gallery and discover the inspiring works of female landscape painters, a genre historically dominated by male artists. The exhibition, Beyond the Gaze: Reclaiming the Landscape, challenges the traditional tendencies of historical landscape painting, showcasing contemporary women artists who define the worldview from their own perspective. Until 23 Sep

3. Paul McCartney Photographs at the National Portrait Gallery

Following its reopening, The National Portrait Gallery brings an extraordinary collection of never seen before photographs taken by Sir Paul McCartney. Explore a series of portraits taken by the artist at the start of "Beatlemania", when many cameras were following the band. Until 1 Oct

4. Art and Artifice: Fakes from the Collection at The Courtauld Gallery

Get the opportunity to spot the real from the fake in Art and Artifice: Fakes from the Collection at The Courtauld Gallery. This exhibition presents remarkable forgeries, including drawings, paintings and sculpture from the Gallery’s collection and tells the stories behind their making and discovery of deception. Until 8 Oct

5. Paula Rego: Crivelli's Garden at The National Gallery

Painting of Study for Crivelli’s Garden by Paula Rego.
Paula Rego: Crivelli's Garden, courtesy of The National Gallery. Study for Crivelli’s Garden, 1990 91. Courtesy Ostrich Arts Ltd and Victoria Miro © Ostrich Arts Ltd.

The National Gallery explores the close relationship between Dame Paula Rego’s monumental painting and the women that inspired her artwork. See original life drawings alongside Rego’s Crivelli’s Garden mural, as the exhibition celebrates her close ties with the National Gallery and the importance of the artwork as an inspiration for new generations of artists. Until 29 Oct

6. 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

7. 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

8. 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

9. The Art of Banksy at Regent Street

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. 13 Sep-21 Jan

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

This autumn, the National Portrait  Gallery 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. 2 Nov-21 Jan

Art exhibitions in London to book ahead for 2023

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

Monet: The Immersive Experience at Boiler House

Multiple people standing inside exhibition room in Claude Monet: The Immersive Experience .
Monet: The Immersive Experience at Boiler House, image courtesy of Fever.

Immerse yourself in the career of one of the greatest artists of the nineteenth century in Monet: The Immersive Experience. Transforming the industrial interiors of London’s Boiler House into an iconic lily garden, this exhibition explores Monet’s life, career and secrets through digital projections and a unique virtual reality experience. Discover Monet's impressionist artwork and step into the world created by his brushstrokes. 16 Sep-26 Nov

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. 8 Nov-7 April

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