Saatchi Gallery

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Saatchi Gallery
Chelsea

Charles Saatchi's gallery, which opened after numerous delays in October 2008, has three floors, providing more than 70,000sq ft of space for temporary exhibitions. Given his fame as a promoter in the 1990s of what became known as the Young British Artists – Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas et al – it surprised many that the opening exhibition was of new Chinese art. Since then Saatchi Gallery – housed in the historically significant Duke of York HQ – has continued its mission to provide a platform for unknown, young, contemporary artists both homegrown and international.

Venue name: Saatchi Gallery
Contact:
Address: Duke of York's HQ, King's Rd
London
SW3 4RY
Opening hours: Daily 10am-6pm
Transport: Tube: Sloane Square

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  • Prints and editions Until Sunday November 1 2015 Free
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  • Until Sunday September 6 2015 Free
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  • Contemporary art Thursday September 10 2015 - Sunday September 13 2015
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  • Wednesday September 23 2015 - Sunday January 24 2016 Free
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  • Designer Tuesday October 13 2015 - Sunday November 1 2015
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  • Tuesday April 5 2016 - Sunday September 4 2016
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Niomi Harris
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I'm not really into art galleries but I thought I'd check this one out and I was pleasantly surprised. Set over 3 floors, it is light and spacious and not at all crowded. The perfect place the step away from hustle and bustle of London life and appreciate different and unusual contemporary art. The Pangea II exhibition is really interesting, especially Jean-Francois Boclé's 'Everything must go' installation featuring a sea of 97.000 blue plastic bags! What's refreshing is that there are no security ropes to keep people back so you can really get up close and see the art. The gallery is not too massive so it doesn't feel like a bore going from room to room- just a cool place to spend an hour or two. And it's free!

Andy Allen

Amazing gallery! The only issue I had was the amazingly realistic old lady ball of yarn which scared me to the point of not being able to enjoy it. You will understand when you see it

paul

Brilliant. Fantstic feeling of space to absorb and appreciate all kinds of art and sculpture. No railings or ropes - as long as you dont touch, you can view as close as you like. Went on a bank holiday w/end and was totaly uncrowded. Some thought provoking choices too AND ITS FREE !

Jeffrey

I love this place, situated a stones throw from the Kings road and Sloane square tube...always stunning work being exhibited in a huge space