LAF Recommends | June Art Journal 2024

Top 10 Art events and exhibitions to visit this June

The long summer days are finally here and what better way to fill them than with the diverse range of unmissable cultural experiences on offer across the UK – keep reading for our guide to the top 10 Art events and exhibitions to visit this June.

Vanessa Bell (1879-1961), Design for a folding screen – Adam and Eve, 1913-1914. The Courtauld, London (Samuel Courtauld Trust) © Estate of Vanessa Bell. All rights reserved, DACS 2024
Vanessa Bell (1879-1961), Design for a folding screen – Adam and Eve, 1913-1914. The Courtauld, London (Samuel Courtauld Trust) © Estate of Vanessa Bell. All rights reserved, DACS 2024

VANESSA BELL: A PIONEER OF MODERN ART

THE COURTAULD

UNTIL 6 OCTOBER

This new display in The Courtauld’s Project Space highlights the institute’s significant collection of the work of 20th century art pioneer and Bloomsbury Group member, Vanessa Bell. Experience paintings, works on paper, textile designs and a woodcut by the artist who brought the arts into our everyday life.

Edd Carr, YORKSHIRE DIRT, 2022. Courtesy of Saatchi Gallery
Edd Carr, YORKSHIRE DIRT, 2022. Courtesy of Saatchi Gallery

METAMORPHOSIS – INNOVATION IN ECO-PHOTOGRAPHY AND FILM

SAATCHI GALLERY

UNTIL 28 JULY

‘Metamorphosis’ spotlights four award-winning photographers and filmmakers who are incorporating eco-conscious photography and film in their practice – including artists who were featured in the London Art Fair 2024 Photo50 exhibition, Hannah Fletcher and Edd Carr.

 

Studio Lenca, Cántaro (2024). Courtesy of Carl Freedman Gallery
Studio Lenca, Cántaro (2024). Courtesy of Carl Freedman Gallery

STUDIO LENCA – LEAVE TO REMAIN

CARL FREEDMAN GALLERY

UNTIL 16 JUNE

It’s the last chance to visit the debut solo show of Salvadoran artist Studio Lenca at Carl Freedman Gallery – open until 16 June. ‘Leave to Remain’ is the official term used by the UK Home Office to refer to an individual who is allowed to stay in the UK with restrictions and without permanent legal status – this thought-provoking exhibition offers a critical window within the gallery and a space for discussion, as well as asking us to address Margate as a border town and who is allowed to leave and to remain.

SUMMER EXHIBITION 2024

ROYAL ACADEMY OF ARTS

18 JUNE – 18 AUGUST

Don’t miss this art world highlight returning to the RA for 2 months on the 18th of June – explore over 1,200 works of art across every discipline by iconic masters and members of the public.

Andy Warhol. Courtesy of Contemporary Six
Andy Warhol. Courtesy of Contemporary Six

STAGED

CONTEMPORARY SIX

1 - 22 JUNE

Featuring work by Andy Warhol, Mary Fedden RA, Norman Long and more, ‘STAGED’ is a group exhibition of artists across a variety of fields in which we are invited to explore the push and pull in interactions of staged objects.

ND Selects 2024. Photography by Yeshen Venema
ND Selects 2024. Photography by Yeshen Venema

NEW DESIGNERS 2024

BUSINESS DESIGN CENTRE, ISLINGTON

26 – 29 JUNE & 3 – 6 JULY

New Designers is the longest running and leading graduate design showcase in the country, featuring 3,000+ of the country’s most talented emerging makers across ceramics, textiles, illustration, fashion, glass, interior design and so much more. Book your ticket to discover the future of design at New Designers 2024 and enjoy 20% off all tickets using code LAF20.*

*Offer valid on all general admission adult and concession tickets, including Awards Evenings and Multi-day pass. Valid for advance booking only not on-the-door prices.
Image courtesy of the Sainsbury Centre

LIQUID GENDER

SAINSBURY CENTRE

UNTIL 4 AUGUST

Explore the relationship between gender expression and identity at the Sainsbury Centre in ‘Liquid Gender’, open until 4 August. Focusing on pre-colonial traditions, the exhibition presents works by internationally acclaimed artists – including never-before-seen pieces, UK premieres and new acquisitions.

Deborah Bell. Courtesy of John Martin Gallery
Deborah Bell. Courtesy of John Martin Gallery

DEBORAH BELL – PAINTING & SCULPTURE 2000 - 2024

JOHN MARTIN GALLERY / SPIRIT STUDIOS SUFFOLK

8 JUNE – 3 AUGUST

John Martin Gallery presents an exhibition of works by one of South Africa’s most prominent artists, Deborah Bell. This overview of Bell’s remarkable work includes sculpture, paintings and monumental bronzes on view for the first time in the UK.

Bharti Kher, Man Woman (I), 2012. Courtesy the artist and Nature Morte. Photo Jeetin Sharma
Bharti Kher, Man Woman (I), 2012. Courtesy the artist and Nature Morte. Photo Jeetin Sharma

BHARTI KHER: ALCHEMIES

YORKSHIRE SCULPTURE PARK

22 JUNE 2024 – 27 APRIL 2025

A visit to Yorkshire Sculpture Park is the perfect summer day out and this exhibition of work by Bharti Kher does not disappoint. The leading contemporary artist centres the female body and experience through sculpture, addressing timely political issues around identity and gender.

Karoliina Hellberg, The reappearance of the Snakevase, 2023. Courtesy of Elizabeth Xi Bauer Gallery
Karoliina Hellberg, The reappearance of the Snakevase, 2023. Courtesy of Elizabeth Xi Bauer Gallery

KAROLIINA HELLBERG – LABYRINTH

ELIZABETH XI BAUER GALLERY

7 JUNE – 3 AUGUST

Head to Elizabeth Xi Bauer Gallery in Deptford to experience the first UK solo exhibition of Karoliina Hellberg. ‘Labyrinth’ will showcase new works by the artist alongside a wallpaper print she has created for the show.

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LAF GALLERIES

RETURNING TO THE BUSINESS DESIGN CENTRE, LAUNCHING YOUR NEW ART YEAR

19 - 23 JANUARY 2022

Reconnect with leading galleries from around the world this January and enjoy an outstanding celebration of Modern and Contemporary Art.

An opportunity for you to discover and engage with iconic modernist names, through to contemporary and emerging artists.

Browse over 100 participating galleries through the button below.

Ivon Hitchens, Courtesy of Jenna Burlingham Gallery
Ivon Hitchens, Courtesy of Jenna Burlingham Gallery

JENNA BURLINGHAM GALLERY

'WINTER' EXHIBITION AT ROPE HOUSE

IVON HITCHENS, WINIFRED NICHOLSON, MARY POTTER, WILLIAM NICHOLSON, KEITH VAUGHAN, PRUNELLA CLOUGH, JOHN PIPER, BEN NICHOLSON, BRYAN WYNTER, WILLIAM SCOTT AND PATRICK HERON, AMONG OTHERS.

1 OCTOBER - 24 NOVEMBER

The gallery is delighted announce the opening of their new gallery in Hampshire with an inaugural ‘Winter’ exhibition.

Jenna Burlingham Gallery has expanded with a move to a much larger building, Rope House, on the same street as their original space in Kingsclere. This was once a 19th-century rope merchant’s home and workshop and now has the feeling of an informal townhouse. With open galleries at ground level and drawing rooms upstairs, paintings, prints, sculptures and ceramics are displayed throughout as part of interior settings.

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Mizuho Koyama, White Rabbit, 2021. Courtesy of KITAI

KITAI GALLERY

SUMI_ISM #7

SOGEN CHIBA, REIKO TSUNASHIMA AND MIZUHO KOYAMA

8 - 30 OCTOBER

Sumi, or Japanese ink, has been used for Oriental calligraphic works and paintings for a long time. The need for works in Sumi, an art form backed by a long unbroken history, remains strong.

In contemporary art, which is filled with an indiscriminate mix of materials and representation techniques, works produced based on Sumi are specifically referred to as “Sumi_ism” and at #7 exhibition a collection of works from Reiko Tsunashima and Sogen Chiba, Mizuho Koyama are displayed from this field.

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Courtesy of the Artist and Kerlin Gallery, Dublin

KERLIN

STUCK ON DAWN

MARCEL VIDAL 

17 JULY - 26 AUGUST

Kerlin Gallery are delighted to present ‘Stuck on dawn,’ Marcel Vidal’s first solo exhibition at the gallery.

Celebrated for his diverse practice and immersive sculptural installations, the exhibition brings together three series of work in Marcel Vidal’s first exhibition dedicated exclusively to painting.

Adam Chodzko, Nightvision, (1998)
Adam Chodzko, Nightvision, 1998. Courtesy of Ikon

IKON 

A VERY SPECIAL PLACE: IKON IN THE 1990s

18 JUNE – 30 AUGUST

A review of Ikon’s artistic programme in the 1990s, presenting work by 40 artists who showed during this period. With Elizabeth Macgregor as Director, Ikon’s outlook was increasingly international, whilst also showing an eclectic mix of British artists including Basil Beattie, Permindar Kaur, Keith Piper, Yinka Shonibare, Georgina Starr and Mark Wallinger.

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