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Become a part of the National Gallery London this summer

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The National Gallery‘s Artist in Residence, Céline Condorelli, is creating a new exhibition from September 13, 2023, to January 7, 2024, that will feature various installations inspired by the Gallery’s iconic collections. Visitors can enjoy a new work of art by reclining on the floor of one of the Gallery’s most imposing rooms and admiring the new 25-by-64-metre textile sculpture on the ceiling. Additionally, visitors can hear field recordings and everyday voices of Trafalgar Square through a new audio work that connects the inside of the Gallery with the world outside. Céline Condorelli, who lives and works in London, focuses on bridging the boundaries between public and private, art and function, work and leisure, to reimagine the culture and society’s role of artists within them. She is the third Artist in Residence chosen since the launch of the National Gallery’s new Modern and Contemporary Programme. Condorelli’s work responds to the visitors’ experiences of looking at art by addressing the historical significance of furnishings and picture hangings, the use of carpets for children during storytelling activities, and scanning and imaging technologies pioneered by the Gallery’s scientific department. Moreover, she reflects on how visitors engage with art and spaces in the Gallery. Céline Condorelli’s residency will culminate in a publication and a display featuring her work at the National Gallery. With the support of the Contemporary Art Society, one of the works relating to the residency will enter RAMM’s collection. The Artist in Residence program is sponsored by Hiscox and is a collaboration between the National Gallery,… Read More

London’s Southbank Centre: The Perfect Summer Entertainment Destination

Southbank Centre London

Summer in London is a special time of the year. With so much going on in the city, finding the perfect entertainment destination can often seem like a daunting task. However, if you’re looking for an experience that combines culture, entertainment, and fun, look no further than the Southbank Centre. Located along the vibrant South Bank of the River Thames, the Southbank Centre is a world-renowned entertainment destination. Whether you’re interested in music, theater, dance, film, poetry, or spoken word, the Southbank Centre has it all. One of the biggest advantages of choosing the Southbank Centre as your summer entertainment destination is the sheer variety of events on offer. With venues like the Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, and the Purcell Room, the Southbank Centre provides a range of indoor and outdoor spaces perfect for enjoying the summer sunshine and experiencing some of the best performers in the world. Not only does the Southbank Centre cater to all forms of art and entertainment, it also values inclusivity. It is an LGBTQ+ friendly venue and promotes diversity by supporting underrepresented artists. With such a diverse range of events and performers, there truly is something for everyone at the Southbank Centre. If you’re looking for a fun night out with friends or family, the Southbank Centre has plenty of options. Take in a live performance of a favorite orchestra or listen to a spoken word performance by a celebrated author. With plenty of restaurants and outdoor seating options, the Southbank Centre offers a great opportunity to… Read More