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50% off exhibitions at Guildhall Art Gallery

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Exhibition

Anne Desmet: Kaleidoscope/London

12 April - 8 September 2024
10am to 5pm

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Celebrate the work of artist and specialist wood engraver Anne Desmet at this new exhibition inspired by "climate crisis, escape, and possible new worlds"

From 12 April to 8 September 2024, discover a fresh perspective on London, its architecture and geography at this new exhibition that celebrates the work of multi-award-winning wood engraver Anne Desmet.

Explore 150 artworks, including 41 London-themed prints created exclusively for this new exhibition and a selection of tools and engraved wood blocks.

One of the stand-out art works not to be missed will be a complex collage, ‘Fires of London’, created using 18 razor-clam shells to present a theme of the many historic fires of London over the last 1,500 years.

A deeply personal show, Desmet has spoken candidly about her inspiration for the new work, pointing to “wild scattergun thoughts running through my mind” while undergoing treatment for cancer two years ago and looking at a fragmented view of the world through a toy kaleidoscope.

The exhibition has been curated by Anne Desmet and Head of Guildhall Art Gallery, Elizabeth Scott. Admission is ‘Pay What You Can’.

About Anne Desmet

Printmaker Anne Desmet RA is only the third artist to be elected to the Royal Academy for the wood engraving medium in the RA’s 256-year history. To date, Desmet has exhibited her work in over 40 solo shows, including five major museum exhibitions in the UK and overseas. Her work has won over 40 national and international awards over her 35-year career to date.

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Visitor information

Address

Guildhall Art Gallery

Guildhall Yard, London, Greater London, EC2V 5AE
020 7332 3700

Opening times

Monday - Sunday (10am – 5:00pm, last entry 4:45pm).

Exclusions and safety measures

Checklist for your visit

  • Follow all instructions given by team members
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  • Use hand sanitisers or hand-washing facilities provided
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Closed 25, 26 Dec, 1 Jan (and occasionally for special City/State events - please check the Guildhall Art Gallery website)

Refurbishments

A new curatorial selection is hanging in the Undercroft Gallery, representing London and Londoners. Take a colourful journey into the City’s past, covering dramatic events like the Great Fire of London to everyday street scenes.

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