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The Saatchi Gallery

The Saatchi Gallery first opened 25 years ago, and is currently situated in The Duke of York’s HQ on the popular, and glamorous, King’s Road, Chelsea. The gallery offers a fabulous space to view contemporary art, with its high ceilings, well-proportioned rooms and wonderful lighting.

The gallery aims to showcase work by largely unseen UK artists, and international artists whose work has never been exhibited, or rarely exhibited, in the UK. In this way, the Saatchi Gallery has been responsible for spring-boarding many new artists into the prestigious UK art scene. The gallery’s mission to bring contemporary art to the widest audience possible means that admission to all of the exhibitions is free. This is quite a feat for any London gallery to achieve, as a commitment to their public. As a result, the gallery has built up some incredible sponsors over the years, whose support has facilitated many extraordinary exhibitions.

The gallery is also a strong advocate for education; this of course is in alignment with their mission to bring contemporary art to everyone. From animation workshops to fashion design, the gallery puts on well-priced events to teach the aspiring artist. A day out here, either wandering through the magnificent halls, or learning a new craft, is a day well and truly spent. Saatchi’s commitment to art and the public is evident everywhere.

The gallery includes a bookshop, café, bar and workshop facilities and is open 7 days a week.

Saatchi Gallery
Duke of York’s HQ
King’s Road

Seen this week

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Sculpture in the City, Art for Everyone

SEEN thoroughly enjoyed a preview of the 18 new artworks around the financial district’s square mile. Set up by The City of London in 2010, this excellent initiative expands its footprint every year, improving the area and proving that when people are happy, they work better.

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Alex Evans at the Foundry Gallery, Chelsea Quarter: LDF17

The astute reader will have noticed that SEEN loves art about London. There are many artists in this city who draw (pun intended) their inspiration from it, none more so than Alex Evans whose fractal renderings hint at the entropic nature of urban life and perhaps also our anxieties and isolation in the 21st century. His latest exhibition ‘Invisible Systems’ can be seen at the Foundry Gallery, tucked away off the King’s Road until 26th October.