Whats On in London – February 2024

Red London bus
now until 28 February 2024 – The Victoria & Albert Museum

Gabrielle Chanel. Fashion Manifesto
The first UK exhibition dedicated to the work of French couturière, Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel, charting the establishment of the House of CHANEL and the evolution of her iconic design style which continues to influence the way women dress today.

1 – 28 February – throughout London

LGBT+ and History Month
Many events throughout London celebrating LGBTQ+ histories, cultures and communities.

Now until 10 March 2024 – The Royal Academy

Impressionists on Paper – Degas to Toulouse-Lautrec
Degas, Cézanne, Morisot, Van Gogh. You might recognise their paintings, but it’s their radical works on paper we put the spotlight on in this ground-breaking exhibition. In the whirl of modernity that was late 19th-century France, Impressionist and Post-Impressionist artists radically transformed the future direction of art. But it wasn’t just through their paintings. In a subtle but seismic shift, they lifted the status of works on paper – drawings, pastels, watercolours, temperas, gouaches – from something preparatory that you left in a studio, to artworks in their own right.

now until 10 April 2024 – V & A


DIVA celebrates the power and creativity of iconic performers, exploring and redefining the role of ‘diva’ and how this has been subverted or embraced over time across opera, stage, popular music, and film.

14 Feb – 6 May 2024  – The National Portrait Gallery

Burtynsky: Extraction / Abstraction
First and Second Floor Galleries -The largest exhibition of works by world- renowned photographer Edward Burtynsky. Featuring large-scale photographs, murals, film installation and augmented reality.

22 February – 19 May 2024 – National Portrait Gallery

The Time is Always Now: Artists Reframe the Black Figure
Explore the Black figure in Western art history with contemporary artists from the African diaspora, curated by Ekow Eshun, highlighting the richness…

21 March – 16 June 2024 – National Portrait Gallery

Francesca Woodman and Julia Margaret Cameron: Portraits to Dream In
Experience the creative and imaginative portraiture of influential photographers Francesca Woodman and Julia Margaret Cameron, spanning over a century…

9 October 2023 – 12 February 2024 – National Portrait Gallery

Citizen UK: Croydon’s Caribbean Influencers
Siannarah Millanaise, by Kyam Arts, 2023

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