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6. Mary Quant 6th April 2019 – 16th February 2020

Victoria and Albert Museum, Sainsbury’s Gallery, Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL

From mini skirts and hot pants to vibrant tights and makeup, discover how Mary Quant launched a fashion revolution on the British high street, with over 200 garments and accessories, including unseen pieces from the designer’s personal archive. Find out more → HERE 

 

7. Natalia Goncharova 6th June – 8th September 2019

Tate Modern, South Bank, Bankside, London SE1 9TG

In her lifetime, Russian artist Natalia Goncharova helped found Avant-garde modern art movements, worked with Sergei Diaghilev at the Ballet Russes, designed dresses, created theatre set designs and much, much more. This exhibition at Tate Modern is overdue and should help to resurrect her reputation as a major artist. Find more → HERE

 

8. Stanley Kubrick: The Exhibition
Until 15th September 2019

The Design Museum, 224-238 Kensington High St, Kensington, London W8 6AG

The exhibition tells the story of Stanley Kubrick the meticulous genius, exploring his unique command of the creative design process of film making, from storyteller to director to editor. You’ll see step by step how Kubrick created genre-defining worlds for his films and relive iconic scenes from The Shining, Eyes Wide Shut, A Clockwork Orange, Full Metal Jacket, 2001: A Space Odyssey and more. Get an exclusive insight into his mind through over 700 rare objects, films, interviews, letters, and photographs. Explore Kubrick’s special relationship with England and particularly London, as his primary film location and source of inspiration. Find more →  HERE

 

9. The Knights of Knightsbridge by Nick Knight
Present until summer 2019

The intersection of Sloane Street and Brompton Road

New season pieces from Central Saint Martins’ graduates are styled alongside archive John Galliano for Dior in the 18, 11-meter high images that stretch 120 meters around the West End. Knight’s main challenge was to get people to look up from their phones and take in his “public exhibition”. He hopes it will permeate people’s consciousness longer than just an Instagram picture. Find more → HERE

“With any campaign image, you want to get through to people and change how they perceive their lives after that. It’s a big ask, but there’s no point having a big billboard and saying nothing,” he shares. “You want people to look at the world in a different way after they have seen the world that you’ve created.”

 

 

10. Van Gogh and Britain Review 27th March – 11th August 2019

Tate Britain, Westminster, Millbank London SW1P 4RG

There are more than 50 works by Van Gogh in this show, including a trio of magnificent self-portraits, the great Starry Night Over the Rhône from the Musée d’Orsay, the National Gallery’s Sunflowers, and several astonishing masterpieces coaxed out of private collections. It is vital to know they are there, glowing at distant intervals somewhere in the glum labyrinth of prints, documents, and subfusc mediocrities, otherwise, you might become discouraged. Find more → HERE

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By Chrysanthi Kosmatou, June 11/2019