Art / 17 Jan 2019

What's Next | 2019 (Jan-Jun) London Art Exhibition

FINE has specially collected information on art exhibitions from January to June in London 2019, from national art museums to avant-garde independent galleries, from Renaissance art to modern abstract art, from contemporary photography to experimental installations. Fill your weekend with artistic journeys!


Black Mirror: Art as Social Satire

Place: Saatchi Gallery

Time: 28 Sept 2018 - 17 Feb 2019

Ticket Price: Free

The exhibition in Saatchi Gallery explores the influence of political uncertainty on artists, showing 26 contemporary artist work, through media such as collage, comic, photography, installation and many more. It discovers how artists use satire to attack political uncertainty and social issues in the modern world.

Richard Pousette-Dart Works 1940-1992

Place: Pace Gallery

Time: 18 Jan 2019 - 20 Feb 2019

Ticket Price: Free

The youngest member of the first generation Abstract Expressionists, Richard Pousette-Dart, presents his first exhibition in London at Pace Gallery. The exhibition will uncover Pousette-Dart's career with paintings dating from 1943 to 1992, along with paper works exhibited for the first time.

Pierre Bonnard: The Colour of Memory

Place: Tate Modern

Time: 23 Jan 2019 - 6 May 2019

Ticket Price:£18

Pierre Bonnard along with Henri Matisse was one of the greatest colourists in 20th century. The exhibition shows his works dating from 1912 to 1947 and present intimate memorable scenes that capture moments in time, expressing them through his unique technique of colouring and sense of composition.

Miroslaw Balka: Random Access Memory

Place: White Cube

Time: 25 Jan 2019 - 9 Mar 2019

Ticket Price: Free

What is the form of memory, is it a composition of puzzles or a flowing object? The exhibition at White Cube Mason's Yard presents "Random Access Memory' by Miroslaw Balka, whose works transform and link the gallery spaces through minimal installations.

Bill Viola / Michelangelo. Life Death Rebirth

Place: Royal Academy of Arts

Time: 23 Jan 2019 - 31 Mar 2019

Ticket Price:£18

The exhibition pairs the pioneering video artists Bill Viola with unique drawings from Michelangelo in exploring the cycle and philosophical aspect of life. Viola's large-scale video installations have a profound impact in respond to the drawings of Michelangelo, displayed for the first time.


Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams

Place: Victoria & Albert

Time: 2 Feb 2019 - 14 July 2019

Ticket Price:£20-24

One of the most popular fashion exhibition in 2019 is Christian Dior's exhibition in Victoria & Albert Museum. The exhibition uncovers the history and impact of influential couturiers from 1947 to present day, exploring not only the influence of the brand but also the relationship of Dior with Britain.

Don McCullin

Place: Tate Britain

Time: 5 Feb 2019 - 6 May 2019

Ticket Price:£18

The exhibition shows some of the most intimate and impactful images captured over the last 60 years from the legendary British photographer Don McCullin. Some of the most memorable images include iconic war photographs from Vietnam, Northern Ireland, and recently Syria. There are also works from England documented scenes of poverty and working-class life.

Jeff Koons Exhibition

Place: Ashmolean Museum (Oxford)

Time: 7 Feb 2019 - 9 Jun 2019

Ticket Price: £12.25 (£6 under 25)

The Ashmolean is the University of Oxford's museum of art and archaeology, which held this major exhibition of Jeff Koons. Curated by himself, Jeff Koons takes the audience on his art journey that pushes the boundary of contemporary art. The show features 17 major works and 14 of which has not been showcased in UK before.

Harald Sohlbery: Painting Norway

Place: Dulwich Picture Gallery

Time: 13 Feb 2019 - 2 Jun 2019

Ticket Price: £16.5

Denied the influence of other contemporary artists, Harald Sohlberg relegated his artistic awakenings to his own psyche and the stories from Norwegian land. Thus, Sohlberg's paintings depict a world which is at one's fantasize, yet familiar. The exhibition showcases close to 100 works of his breadth and the ambiguity of his paintings.

Elizabethan Treatures: Miniatures by Hilliard and Oliver

Place: National Portrait Gallery

Time: 21 Feb 2019 - 19 May 2019

Ticket Price:£10

This is the first major UK exhibition of the miniature portraits for a generation. Miniature portraits of Elizabeth and Jacobean period are some of the greatest art produced in history. The exhibition explores what these miniature portraits reveal about identity, social classes and culture in the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries.

Boilly: Scenes of Parisian Life

Place: The National Gallery

Time: 28 Feb 2019 - 19 May 2019

Ticket Price: Free

The exhibition in The National Gallery explores revolutionary Paris through Boilly's enticing and playful paintings. Louis-Léopold Boilly is a renown French oil painter, who witnessed the French Revolution, the rise and fall of Napoleon, and the Restoration of French Monarchy.


The Renaissance Nude

Place: Royal Academy of Arts

Time: 3 Mar 2019 - 2 Jun 2019

Ticket Price: £16

The exhibition showcases over 85 works that trace the development of the nude through some of the great masters of the Renaissance period. It explores the important changes and different era of nude art in 15th and 16th centuries in a selection of spectacular works, contrasting body beauty with public and intimacy.

Only Human: Martin Parr

Place: National Portrait Gallery

Time: 7 Mar 2019 - 27 May 2019

Ticket Price: £18

The major new exhibition of Martin Parr showcases some of his best-known photographs focusing on people, which is one of his most engaging subjects, along with works that have not been exhibited before. Parr explores British identity and take on social climate in observing people.

Van Gogh and Britain

Place: Tate Britain

Time: 27 Mar 2019 - 11 Aug 2019

Ticket Price: £22

The major exhibition in Tate Britain brings together 45 works by Vincent Van Gogh in revealing how he was inspired by Britain and how he inspired British artists. Some of his most famous works that will be exhibited has been brought from around the world, such as Starry Night, Shoes, Prisoners Exercising and many more.


Place: Sotheby's Auction House

Contemporary Art Auction

Time: 5 Mar 2019 - 6 Mar 2019

Impressionist & Modern Art Auction

Time: 26 Mar 2019 - 17 Mar 2019

In March, Sotheby's will host two important art auctions. In the beginning of March, Sotheby's contemporary Art Day Auction will bring wide breadth of works from post-war period to present. On the contrary, Sotheby's Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale will be led by Monet's beautiful Venice Series, LE PALAIS DUCAL


Mary Quant

Place: Victoria & Albert

Time: 8 Apr 2019 - 16 Feb 2020

Ticket Pric: £12

One of the most iconic fashion designers in the 1960s, Mary Quant's exhibition in Victoria & Albert Museum showcases more than 200 of her fashion pieces ranging from miniskirts and hot pants to vibrant tights and makeup. The exhibition discovers how Mary Quant launched a brand new fashion trend on British high street.

Stanley Kubrick: The Exhibition

Place: Design Museum

Time: 26 Apr 2019 - 17 Sept 2019

Ticket Price: £16

Inspired and influenced by all aspect of deign and architecture, Stanley Kubrick worked with many key designers of his generation in different stage of his film career. The exhibition of Stanley Kubrick offers an insight into the director's design stories behind his work through original props, costumes, models, and photographs.

Writing: Making Your Mark

Place: British Library

Time: 26 Apr 2019 - 27 Aug 2019

Ticket Price: £14

Follow the spectacular evolution of writing from ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs carved in stone and the early printed text, to the art of note taking by many great historical minds and to the digital communication we have today, marking some of the greatest historical moments. The exhibitions travels through 5000 years and five continents and showing more than 100 objects in exploring the art of writing.



Place: The British Museum

Time: 23 May 2019 - 26 Aug 2019

Ticket Price: £19.5

The exhibition in The British Museum is one of the largest exhibitions of manga ever to take place outside of Japan, which takes the viewer in entering a graphic world of storytelling. Read through the narrative form of various types of Maga that explore through the themes of gender to adventure, the exhibition immerses between in real and imagined world.

Leonardo Da Vinci: A life in Drawing

Place: Buckingham Palace (The Queen's Gallery)

Time: 24 May 2019 - 13 Oct 2019

Ticket Price: £13.5

To mark the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci, the exhibition in The Queen's Gallery provides 144 of the Renaissance master's greatest drawings from full range of art works, including painting, sculpture, architecture, music, anatomy, engineering, and many more.

Lee Krasner Living Colour

Place: Barbican Art Gallery

Time: 30 May 2019 - 1 Sept 2019

Ticket Price: £15

The exhibition in Barbican Art Gallery celebrates work from one of the key figures in American Abstract Expressionism, Lee Krasner (1908-1984). It showcases more than 100 works from her early self-portrait to torn-up collages, then to her later pieces of the impressive large-scale abstract paintings.


Cutting Edge – Grosvenor School of Modern Art

Place: Dulwich Picture Gallery

Time: 19 Jun 2019 - 8 Sept 2019

Ticket Price: £TBD

Grosvenor School of Modern Art played a key role in becoming the leading force in production of modern printmaking, especially linocuts. The exhibition focuses on the key components which made-up the dynamic visual imagery with themes such as speed and movement, industry and labor, along with looking at making of materials and techniques.

Cindy Sherman

Place: National Portrait Gallery

Time: 27 Jun 2019 - 15 Sept 2019

Ticket Price: £18

The new major exhibition will explore the development of leading contemporary artist Cindy Sherman's work from the mid-1970s to present day, which will include 150 art works from the international public, as well as works from private collections, exhibiting along with her new pieces. It focuses on the artist's manipulation of appearances and the tension of identity.

Félix Vallotton

Place: Royal Academy of Arts

Time: 30 Jun 2019 - 29 Sept 2019

Ticket Price: Free

Félix Vallotton, involved with a group of artists known as Les Nabis, evolved works with sharp realism and cool linearity that made him later one of the most distinctive artists of the early 20th century. Through more than 80 paintings and prints, the exhibition shows wide breadth of work from portraits, still-life, landscapes, to interior scenes with psychological tension.