Do something original with Disaronno
Wild, weird or wonderful? Discover an original night out with Disaronno
By day and by night, London is bursting with amazing things to do and places to go, so there’s never any excuse to stick to the same old scene. Mix up an original Saturday afternoon with mates or do something different for a Tuesday night out with someone special, and be inspired by our pick of this month’s more intriguing London highlights.
See something that goes beyond the usual old-European-art exhibitions. In a bold and exciting presentation, the Royal Academy of Arts is hosting a collection of Australian art since 1800, brought to the UK by the National Gallery of Australia. Starting with modern Aboriginal art and moving on to works from the early colonial period to the present, it really shines in the pieces by more recent artists, revealing something of the true spirit of the vast nation. All month.
Have one of those ‘But is it art?’ moments with a friend and go see the first major solo exhibition by London-based Colombian Oscar Murillo. The artist emptied the contents of his studio for this free exhibition at the South London Gallery, revealing a gloriously oddball collection of paintings, constructions, works in progress and general ‘mess’, that reflects Murillo’s creative process. Until Dec 1.
Take a friend on a stroll around the City and see if you can trick them into believing that the flurry of office chairs hanging in mid-air are really about to fall on your heads. The City of London (around Bishopsgate, Lime Street and the Gherkin) has become an open-air gallery for works by some of the world’s great artists. Explore the streets and stumble on Robert Indiana’s ‘LOVE’ sculpture, Antony Gormley’s life-sized figures and a trio of giant steel dinosaurs by Jake and Dinos Chapman. All month.
See big names for nowt. Tucked away in the Dairy Art Centre in Bloomsbury until early December, this free exhibition features the work of several amazing artists you’d usually have to pay to see. Cindy Sherman, Peter Doig and Ai Weiwei are among the starry contributors to this collection, brought together to reflect ideas inspired by Aldous Huxley’s novel ‘Island’. All Nov.