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FAD’s Top 5 for London Gallery Weekend

London Gallery Weekend kicks off this Friday 13th with hundreds of special events and exhibitions across London to help you navigate we have chosen five of the most fun things to see and do.

1 Live music at Pace Friday 13th May 6PM

Robert Nava, Night and Day Separator, 2021 acrylic and grease pencil on canvas, 182.9 cm × 213.7 cm © Robert Nava

A special Pace Live event with musicians Thurston Moore (of Sonic Youth) and Pat Thomas who will collaborate for a one-off performance for Robert Nava’s first exhibition in the UK Thunderbolt Disco – on Friday 13th May from 6-8pm at Pace Hanover Square. (Join the waiting list on Eventbrite)

2 Ice cream, donuts & great art x 2 Gagosians Friday 13th and Sunday 15th

Titus Kaphar at Gagosian Grosvernor Hill Install shot

Friday 13th at Gagosian Grosvernor Hill for the Titus Kaphar exhibition Drop-in Drawing 2- 5pm The gallery will host drop-in drawing hours for all ages, allowing visitors to make work inspired by the Titus Kaphar exhibition. Folding stools and drawing supplies supplied.
2:30–4:30pm Ice cream stands from Connaught Patisserie
Exhibition tour at 3pm 

Damien Hirst Rescuer Victim 2008 Installation view Natural History 2022 Photo Daniel Barnes-Bineid

Plus at Gagosian Britannia Street Sunday 15th for Damien Hirst: Natural History
11am–12:30pm Treats Club Donut Bar Treats Club hosts a donut bar + coffee and Hirst-themed donuts.
3–5:30pm Drop-in Drawing The gallery will host drop-in drawing hours for all ages, allowing visitors to make work inspired by the Damien Hirst exhibition. Folding stools and drawing supplies supplied. Exhibition tour at 3pm.

3 Special Live performance presented by Artangel & Edel Assanti Saturday14th May 2022 9PM

Lonnie Holley 2022 Photo Will Amlot

For the exhibition Lonnie Holley: The Growth of Communication a special live performance by Lonnie Holley at the new London arts venue Stone Nest on Shaftesbury Avenue. Saturday 14th 9pm Book here

4 A host of cool stuff at Cromwell Place Saturday 14th May


10:00am – Kids Creative Morning: The Red Room, Berntson Bhattacharjee
10:00am – Cyanotype Family Masterclass, Black Box Projects
11:00am – Live performance: Today is your by Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen, A.I. Gallery
12:00pm – Bárbara Alegre: Artist Talk, Ione & Mann
2:00pm – Live Performance: The Price of Humanity by Quynh Lâm, A.I. Gallery
4:00pm – Panel Talk: Performance Art in the Southeast Asian Diaspora, A.I. Gallery

5 Kristin Hjellegjerde: Exhibition Tour Led by Art Critic & Author Daniel Barnes Saturday 14 May 2pm

CELINA TEAGUE THIRSTY, 2022 Oil on canvas 150 x 130 cm 59 1/8 x 51 1/8 in Copyright The Artist

Daniel Barnes, art critic and author of The Value Industry, will lead a tour of the two exhibitions by Richard Stone & Celina Teague. Kristin Hjellegjerde London Bridge kristinhjellegjerde.com

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