PUBLIC PROGRAMME

LAW SUMMER 2023


For this edition of London Art Week, we are delighted to offer you a Public Programme including special gallery tours, live and online talks with scholars and experts from the art world, and special insights on some of the most anticipated exhibitions presented by our exhibitors and museum partners this summer and the next autumn.

Online Talk
17.00 (BST) / 12.00 noon (EST)
Wednesday 28 June 2023

Bargello Bronzes at the Detroit Institute of Arts: Guests of Honor with an Enduring Legacy

It is rare that masterpieces from the Bargello collections are able to travel, so it is especially noteworthy that four Renaissance bronzes will go on loan to the Detroit Institute of Arts this autumn. An online talk welcoming Katherine Zock (Friends of the Bargello) in conversation with Alan Darr (Detroit Institute of Arts), Benedetta Maria Matucci (Musei del Bargello) and Dimitrios Zikos (Friends of the Bargello).

Free webinar but registering is essential. Click on the image to learn more.

Live Talk
At Colnaghi
13.00 (BST)
Friday 30 June 2023

Recreating the Van de Velde studio at the Queen's House, Greenwich

As part of the exhibition The Van de Veldes: Greenwich, Art and the Sea, the artists' studio space has come alive anew, with an evocation of what it might have looked like while they were working there. In this talk, exhibition curators Allison Goudie and Imogen Tedbury in conversation with Jeremy Howard (Colnaghi) will explore how, on the basis of archival, image and object-based research, they set about bringing the 17th-century studio back to life.

Free event but booking is essential. Click on the image to learn more.

Live Talk
At Colnaghi
17.00 (BST)
Tuesday 4 July 2023

People and Portraiture

Anthony Crichton-Stuart (Agnews) and Will Elliott (Elliott Fine Art and Colnaghi Elliott Master Drawings) will be celebrating the reopening of the National Portrait Gallery with a show-and-tell of some of the portraits on view during LAW. They will focus on the artist, the sitter and the viewer when they introduce the audience to drawings, paintings and sculpture from the 19th and 20th Century, some of which challenge the idea of what is generally perceived to be a portrait. The two dealers will reveal some intriguing relationships among artists and their sitters, how artists inspired each other as well as touch on some remarkable moments in art history.

Free event but booking is essential. Click on the image to learn more.

Online Talk
17.00 (BST) / 12.00 noon (EST)
Wednesday 5 July 2023

After Impressionism: Inventing Modern Art

In conversation with LAW vice-chair Emanuela Tarizzo, Associate Curator Julien Domercq will guide us through the artworks and themes at the heart of the National Gallery's current exhibition After Impressionism: Inventing Modern Art. In the decades between 1880 and the outbreak of the First World War in 1914, artists broke with established tradition and laid the foundations for the art of the 20th and the 21st centuries.

Free webinar but registering is essential. Click on the image to learn more.

Live Talk
At Stephen Ongpin Fine Art
17.30 - 19.00 (BST)
Wednesday 5 July 2023

Women in Art: Breaking Barriers and Shaping the Market

An evening dedicated to the art market for women artists, both Contemporary and Old Masters, and offered by ArtTactic in collaboration with London Art Week. With Lindsay Dewar (ArtTactic), Hettie Judah (independent writer), Jane Morris (art journalist) and Lisa Stevenson (Sotheby's). The talk will take place at Stephen Ongpin Fine Art.

Tickets (£15) include free access to special ArtTactic report and refreshments.

Booking essential. Click on the image to reserve your place.

Live Talk
At Sladmore Gallery
17.00 (BST)
Thursday 6 July 2023

The Art Market in Focus: Looking at the art world's internal operations in the face of change

A new episode of the podcast The Bigger Picture, hosted by Riah Pryor (Arcarta) and Daniel Gallagher (Sladmore Gallery) to look into the internal operations of art businesses, the intersections with tech tools and the future at hand.

Free event but booking is essential. Click on the image to learn more.

Free Daily Tours
(weekdays only)
From 30 June to 7 July
12.30; 14.30

The Year of the Rabbit: Sophie Ryder at 60 in St James's Square

Step into Sophie Ryder's imaginary world of mythical beings in this new open air solo show which celebrates the artist's 60th year. Presented by Hignell Gallery and showcasing the acclaimed artist's signature grand-scale sculpture, the exhibition brings together her unique cast of characters with which she describes her life, relationships and a universal human experience.

During London Art Week, 30 June - 7 July 2023, the gallery will be offering free tours in the square.

Two time slots are available each day of the week (excluding weekends): 12.30 and 14.30.

To book your tour, please email Abby Hignell at ah@hignellgallery.com.

Please note the gardens are open to the public on weekdays from 7.30 to 16.30.

Free Daily Tours
(weekdays and weekends)

From 30 June to 7 July
11.00; 15.00

Form and Function of European Picture Frames from the 15th - 20th century

Celebrating their 45th Anniversary the Paul Mitchell gallery will offer visitors an immersive and memorable experience into the fascinating world of picture framing.

Please note tours are free and will be held during London Art Week, from Friday 30 June to Friday 7 July.

Two tour slots are available each day of the week (including weekends): 11.00 and 15.00.

To book your visit, please email admin@paulmitchell.co.uk.

Ticketed Daily Tours
On 30 June & 7 July, 11.00
On 3 July, 15.00

London Art Week at Spencer House

This year we are celebrating our partnership with Spencer House by offering three special tours exploring the artworks of the collection, past and present, in greater detail. The tours will each be led by one of one of their expert guides who have handpicked their own favourite items from among the collection

Three tour slots are available: 11.00 on 30 June and 7 July, and 15.00 on 3 July.

Tickets start from £15.50. Use the LAW dedicated promo code for a 10% reduction (enter: LAW+SH). Click the image to learn more.

DIGITAL & LIVE


DISCOVER THE GALLERIES PARTICIPATING IN LAW 2023

More than 50 galleries to explore...

Designed by award-winning artist Adam Dant, the map below outlines all gallery participants in London Art Week Summer 2023, this year expanding its borders beyond the traditional districts of St. James's, Chelsea and Mayfair to reach in to Fitzrovia, Westminster and Kensington.

Galleries will display a broad range of artworks, from antiquity to contemporary, passing through Old Masters and 19th century paintings and works on paper, and, for the first time, presenting prestigious decorative arts, antique books and maps.

We invite visitors to download the map and get inspired: plan a variety of routes to experience the broad-ranging art exhibited across central London. Take in LAW's Museum Partners too.

Follow us on social media and share favourite snaps from your visits by tagging @londonartweek_ and using the hashtag #LondonArtWeek2023.

Step in to our amazing art-filled world!

Map Design © Adam Dant 2023

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