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
Duke of York's HQ
© Emma Wood
Time Out says
Posted: Mon Nov 19 2012
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.
What's on at Saatchi Gallery
Photography, Painting, Sculpture
- Rating: 3/5
You can see the headlines now: ‘Painting is BACK’, ‘Figuration is the future!’… At least, you imagine, that’s what the team behind this show of contemporary figurative painting and sculpture at Charles Saatchi’s Chelsea mega-space were hoping for. It...
Design, Ceramics and pottery, Glasswork, Metalwork
The annual contemporary craft fair presented by the Crafts Council returns to the Saatchi Gallery with 30-plus international galleries. Priding it self on showcasing innovative and excellent design for both established and new collectors, over 400 artists...
Film and video, Installation, Painting, Sculpture
- Rating: 3/5
By the time you’ve reached the top floor of Charles Saatchi’s megagallery you may have had your fill of scrutinising the latest goings on in art (especially since the main show, ‘Body Language’, is one of the most engrossing shows here in ages), so it’s...
Photography, Mixed media, Painting, Sculpture
Charles Saatchi - early patron of Damien Hirst and the YBA's - is at it again nurturing fresh talent. This time he's turned his sights towards Africa and Latin America, to find stunning colourful paintings by Boris Nzebo and creepy-crawly sculptures by...
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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 !
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