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Arts & Museums
The Camden Arts Centre is a venue for modern visual art, and is involved with promoting work by young artists, be it photographic, sculpture or paintings. True to its Camden name, this center's three galleries hold very cool, contemporary exhibitions throughout the year. The shows are usually a few weeks long, changing as artists residencies change.
The Freud Museum occupies the former home of Sigmund Freud and his family. The focus of the museum is Freud's library and study, preserved just as it was during his lifetime, including his remarkable collection of Greek, Egyptian, Roman and Oriental antiques. In all the museum holds almost 2000 artifacts, including the desk where Freud used. Undoubtedly the most famous piece of furniture in the entire collection is Freud's couch, on which his patients reclined while revealing their innermost hopes and fears. The museum's central function is to celebrate the lives and works of Sigmund and his youngest daughter Anna Freud, but it is also being developed as a cultural and research center for psychoanalysis. The education service organizes seminars, conferences and special visits to the museum. The shop offers plenty of books on Freud himself, as well as a wide range of books on contemporary psychoanalysis.
Based in London, The Noble Sage Art Gallery is an Asian art exhibition center. It showcases Indian, Pakistani and Sri Lankan modern contemporary art. The art pieces exhibited in the gallery are sculpture, paper works, paintings, etc. The gallery was inaugurated in 2006 by Jana Manuelpillai and features about 40 artists. If you like their artwork, you can purchase selected items from their website. Log on to know more.
Established by Agi Katz a renowned curator and art enthusiast, Boundary Gallery features some of the exemplary works in Contemporary Art and British modern art from the first half of the 20th Century. The gallery showcases splendid works by well known artists Jacob Kramer, Neil MacPherson, Jacob Epstein, David Bomberg, Davina Jackson, Horace Brodzky and June Redfern. The gallery also boasts of displaying works by Jewish artists.
Queens Crescent Arts Space is a contemporary arts space that displays the works of several emerging and established artists. The gallery has showcased the creations of Heather Blockey, a photographer who has captured billboards and other spaces and created a collection from these. The gallery hosts new exhibitions from time to time, and is a part of the Queens Crescent Practice, an art space.
Annroy, located at Grafton Road, is an official exhibition center of Rankin, a famous photographer. The eye-catching building reflects the contemporary outlook of the exhibits quite well. A visit to the place will definitely be an enriching experience for photography enthusiasts. For details on the schedules of exhibition please visit their website.
Arcadeworks Gallery is located in the lovely Lambeth neighborhood. The arty crowd loves this gallery for displaying some amazing art. This is a great platform for amateurs too, to showcase their creativity and talent. Check out the website to know more about all the artists and event schedules.
The Lord's Cricket Ground, home to the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), is revered by every cricket fan in the world. The museum located on the premises of the grounds records the glorious history of the MCC and houses a vast collection of artifacts from the world of cricket; game kit, gear, photos, busts and other items. A popular attraction here is The Ashes; an urn that was gifted to the England captain Ivo Bligh by the Australians in 1882.
Despite having lovely canals, a wonderful array of local restaurants and unique one-off boutiques, Little Venice is one of those undiscovered and unspoiled neighborhoods of London. Fashion Gallery is shop-owner Susan Munceys shrine to all that's wacky and cute about fashion. An art gallery on the first floor showcases fashion related contemporary art, and there's a designer clothing boutique on the ground floor. If you like romantic dresses, paisley chiffon skirts, velvet, cashmere and the rest of the feminine repertoire, you must come here to see scrumptious pieces by Gharani Strok and Christa Davies, among others. Online ordering is available.
Just as interesting as its name is the description of Flaxon Ptootch; it is a unique blend of a hair salon and an art gallery. Walk in for a haircut during the day, and come back for the art exhibitions at night featuring some fantastic contemporary artworks. The second Thursday of the month is reserved for art shows, live music and cocktails. If you're in the vicinity of Kentish Town, you must give this rare mixture a try.
If you're on the lookout for something different, then it might be worth checking out this Russian art specialist in North London. Like many other companies who have recently started selling directly to the public, this unique gallery is only open for free viewing on Sunday. On the ground floor is a huge stock of Oriental rugs imported directly from the East, and hand-knotted rugs from the former USSR are a specialty. The upstairs art gallery offers a range of framed and unframed oil paintings, and Russian art is best represented with key names from the 19th century to modern day.
The Jewish Museum celebrates Jewish culture and life in Britain and worldwide. People of all faiths can enjoy the exhibitions tracing the origins, history, art and contemporary aspects of Judaism. The history gallery, ceremonial art gallery, audio visual educational programs and temporary exhibitions aim to educate and illustrate the different facets of history, the Jewish community and religious faith. Closed on Jewish festivals and public holidays.