Spring 2016 Essential Exhibition Visits

Last year I wrote a post giving the run down of the top UK exhibitions that were on at the time, and it went down really well (it's actually still my post popular post I've ever written). Today I'm going to be doing the same thing for spring 2016! Time to get your diary out again, there's a brand new wave of exciting exhibitions on their way...

Vogue 100 @ National Portrait Gallery 
It's 100 years since British Vogue was founded. To celebrate this milestone, the National Portrait Gallery will be showcasing a fascinating range of photography commissioned by one of the most influential fashion magazines in the world.

KAWS @ Yorkshire Sculpture Park
KAWS's giant sculptures will leave their typical urban habitats and take up residence in the Yorkshire countryside for the first UK museum exhibition of his work.

Francis Bacon: Invisible Rooms @ Tate Liverpool 
The largest Francis Bacon exhibition ever staged in the north of England looks at some of the artist’s most iconic and powerful paintings with a special focus on the ghost-like frame that Bacon often painted around his subjects. I personally can't wait to return to Tate Liverpool for this one!

100 Years of Visual Communication By Women @ Central Saint Martins
Ok so this may be a bit bias since I'm a student at UAL myself! Gender representation in graphic design does not accurately reflect the numbers of women studying the subject who go on to enter the profession, or the contribution women have made to the history of the discipline. This exhibition aims to be part of the growing movement to redress this.

The Ties That Blind @ Scottish National Portrait Gallery
One for the Scots! This exhibition features a collection of photographs of and about the nation and its people in the wake of the Scottish referendum.

Alexander Calder: Performing Sculpture @ Tate Modern
Ok ok, so this has been on since November, but I am yet to see it and it's still running until April so I thought I'd add it in! This exhibition includes a selection of Calder's most significant sculptures and is being branded "Britain's happiest exhibition".

Conceptual Art in Britain 1964-79 @ Tate Britain
Exploring a pivotal period in British art, this exhibition gathers together artists who set out to think beyond the limits of traditional practice, ultimately leading to a questioning of the function and social purpose of art.

Which exhibitions will you be visiting this spring?


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