Free exhibitions in London
London is awash with free exhibitions catering to every taste. Use our guide to find out what's on, from major museum shows to niche exhibitions in specialist galleries. Think we've missed a great exhibition? Tell us in the comments box below.
Recommended free exhibitions
There are no clever in-jokes. It’s just art, and that’s incredibly liberating
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The queen of negative space Rachel Whiteread has cast the insides of three lonely little huts and marooned them inside Gagosian’s giant King’s Cross galleries.
In John Riddy’s sombre series of cityscapes, the seasoned British photographer envisions the Sicilian capital as an empty stage, devoid of players or inhabitants.
The artist's photographs of plants were a big influence on the surrealists who were drawn to the odd corporeal quality of the images, they also found favour with the great theorist Walter Benjamin. Over 80 gelatin prints of his beautiful and intricate photographs are brought together here.
Like an author dropping clues throughout a text, she purposefully populates her scenes with objects that evoke possible former inhabitants. Tantalisingly, we never get to meet any of the fictional characters that leave these traces of existence.
This annual award exhibition presents a considerable body of work by four living photographer’s who are worthy of the £30,000 prize money.
A display of rarely seen ceramics manufactured by the late-nineteenth/early-twentieth-century potters, The Martin Brothers (Wallace, Walter, Charles and Edwin).
You can certainly expect a variety of provocative images from this often-controversial Japanese photographer. His Kinbaku series that capture the art of Japanese bondage will be presented alongside Shunga prints, the original form of Japanese erotica in the eighteenth and nineteenth century.
This exhibition looks at the changes to London’s infrastructure currently taking place, how these will be paid for, how the UK will benefit in the long term and what needs to happen next to maintain London’s competitive position.
Photographs by Stephen Champion illustrate the dramatic changes that have taken place in Sri Lanka during the last three decades, highlighting in particular the way traditions, places and landscapes are shifting and disappearing.
A new display of 'mini museums' exploring personal collections of treasured objects and keepsakes. There is also an installation by artist Jasleen Kaur and a 'sound collection' put together by beatboxer Jason Singh.