The Best Exhibitions In London For Summer 2017

Summer has officially arrived in London and we’re super excited here at SODS HQ.

We can’t wait for those rooftop parties, outdoor cinema screenings and chilled BBQs to begin.

There are also heaps of incredible exhibitions taking place across the summer at various venues and galleries in London.

This week we’re giving you a round-up of some of the best ones, so you can start planning your spectacular summer today.

Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion

Where: Victoria and Albert Museum

Couturier Cristobal Balenciaga’s (‘the master’ of couture) work and legacy are examined in this much anticipated exhibition. In it you’ll find over 100 original pieces crafted by him, his protégées and other contemporary fashion designers.

The exhibition has been open since the beginning of this year, and will remain open until February 2018.

Summer Exhibition 2017

Where: Royal Academy of Arts

This major exhibition differs from most in that any artist is eligible to enter, no matter whether they are established or completely new onto the scene and just beginning their career.

You’ll find work from artists worldwide, in a wide range of mediums by Isaac Julien, Hassan Hajjaj, Gilbert & George, Marina Abramović, Wolfgang Tillmans and Jim Dine.

Adventures in Moominland

Where: Southbank Centre

Created in Finland by Tove Jansson, the Moomin stories are set in the fictional land of Moominvalley – and became a popular kids TV show in the early 90s.

On this guided tour, you will journey through wondrous Moominland and learn how these unique landscapes, characters and stories were created, while uncovering some special original drawings along the way.

Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts Graphic Art

Where: House of MinaLima

At MinaLima (by Miraphora Mina and Eduardo Lima) you’ll find the works of fifteen years of their creative collaborations in graphic design – including the Harry Potter Series and Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them.

Certain prints have also been reproduced as limited edition art prints and are available to purchase upon visiting, as well as online.

 

There truly is something on for everyone, no matter what sparks your interest. Some of these exhibitions are completely free, while others charge a small entry fee.

Be sure to check the relevant websites for opening times, prices and whether you need to book before you go.

Here’s to the best summer yet!

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