Any art lover is incredibly lucky to live in London, with amazing galleries such as The National Gallery and the Tate galleries, displaying some of the world's most important artworks. However it is easy to get distracted by these and forget about the smaller gems normally hiding around the corner. Here at Drawn Together we have compiled a list of our favourites.
Hauser & Wirth
23 Savile Row, Mayfair, W1S 2ET
A smaller, white cube gallery in the heart of Mayfair. Hauser & Wirth is known world wide for representing modern emerging and established artists displaying any type of artwork from painting to video to installation. Each exhibition is perfectly curated, and Hauser & Wirth has been home to many of the more controversial art shows in London from Paul McCarthy's political sculptures to their interactive community centre. Check ahead for what's on as the gallery is closed inbetween exhibitions.
The Courtauld Institute of Art
Strand, London, WC2R 0RN
Situated inside the beautiful Somerset House, the Courtauld displays what we personally feel is one of the best collection of Impressionism and Post-Impressionism paintings in London with artwork from Vincent Van Gogh and Paul Gauguin in the permanent collection and exhibitions from Henri Tolouse-Lautrec to Cezanne's Card Players to modern artists such as Frank Auerbach.
Dulwich Picture Gallery
Gallery Rd, Dulwich, SE21 7AD
A beautiful gallery situated in Dulwich Village in South London. The permanent exhibition displays an impressive collection of 17th and 18th Century European Old Masters. The temporary exhibitions are far more varied often exhibiting modern artists such as MC Esher and David Hockney, however, these exhibitions are often very busy so we recommend visiting early. The gallery is surrounded by beautiful grounds, so visit on a nice day!
171 Union St, Southwark, SE1 0LN
Home of the Jerwood Drawing Prize, the Jerwood Gallery is a small bright space not far from London Bridge that supports vibrant emerging artists. We highly recommend visiting during the Drawing Prize as this is one of the largest drawing exhibitions in the UK. The show celebrates drawing as a finished art form and the artists are always extremely varied demonstrating abstract to more realistic styles.