Britain is home to a host of great galleries and museums with a great programme of temporary exhibitions and shows. Here is a guide to 5 of the most anticipated art shows of 2014.
Vincent Van Gogh – The Sunflowers
Jan 25 – Apr 27
2014 will present an opportunity for anybody to see Van Gogh’s famous Sunflower Paintings in real life for free. This show at The National Gallery brings two of The Sunflower Paintings together for the first time in 65 years! These iconic paintings are a must see in the flesh and will take your breath away. Stay at a nearby Travelodge for ease of access and a refreshing break!
Martin Creed – What’s The Point of It?
Jan 29 - Apr 27
This retrospective brings The Turner prize winners work together in an exciting, modern exhibition at The Hayward Gallery, London. Martin Creed is a British artist who makes works ranging from musical scores to room sized installations! There are also a series of talks and events being held at The Southbank Centre in conjunction with the exhibition, including wild ballet shows and a five night poetry course. Stay at a Southbank hotel to be close by.
Mondrian and his Studios
June 6 – Oct 8
The Tate Liverpool is eagerly awaiting the arrival of works by Mondrian later in the year! These colourful, abstract paintings are famous for their geometric patterns and the exhibition will focus on the relationship between his painting and architecture. The exhibition will also include a life sized reconstruction of his studio so you can indulge and really imagine yourself to be in the artists world. This is a once in a lifetime exhibition! Travel to Liverpool and stay in a nearby Travelodge for total enjoyment.
Titian and The Golden Age of Venetian Painting
March 22 – Sep 14
This exhibition at The Scottish National Gallery in Edinburgh is celebrating two newly acquired mythological paintings by Titian. This enchanting show will draw together the works of Titian with a broad range of exquisite Venetian Painting from the sixteenth-century to provide a masterful backdrop to Titian’s Diana Paintings. The famous Titian painting, “The Death of Actaeon” will also be on loan from the National Gallery, London. Whilst in Edinburgh stay at a nearby Travelodge and take your time to explore the beautiful city!
Feb 6 - June 1
The National Portrait Gallery in London is busy preparing for a mind blowing exhibition featuring portraits by the infamous fashion photographer David Bailey. This guy is so cool he inspired Antoniono’s iconic film BlowUp way back in 1966! He is well known for shaking up the fashion world with his portraits of Jean Shrimpton, breaking away from the stiff and serious fashion photography of the time. The exhibition brings together portraits of all sorts of people from Kate Moss, Francis Bacon and Mick Jagger to impoverished people he met on his travels in India and Africa. Not to be missed! Stay in a nearby Travelodge to make the most of your time in London and use it to visit as many exhibitions as you can find time for.