The Saatchi Gallery based in Chelsea is one of my favorite museums – ever.
… because it provides aspiring, unknown artists a platform to launch their careers!
The Saatchi Gallery often displays a number of exhibitions by artists who are commonly unknown by the public, as well as the industry. It’s been labelled as the Museum of Contemporary Art for London and thus, is often a target of a lot of criticism and media controversy based on the nature of the art displayed.
The Gallery has a superb quirky website that offers the wider public the opportunity to gain a sneak peak of past current and future exhibitions. It also offers free admission as well as free membership offers! .. This way not only can the artists work be seen by a greater audience, but it’s great for the wider public to see the weird and wonderful things our imagination and creativity can achieve!
Let’s not forget to mention the various workshops available! This can range from actually contributing to a piece of art on behalf of an artists, fashion illustration to experimental dyes. Note that all are available to everyone at any age! however young children may need to be accompanied by an adult due to nudity, explicitness and sheer nature of some work.
I really can’t recommend this place enough. Be sure to visit and take advantage of the Saatchi Shop available at the end of your visit! It literally has the best books available at reasonably decent prices too! I always end up purchasing at least two from the INTRODUCING Graphic Guides collection .
Duke of York’s HQ
Monday – Sunday 10am-6pm,
last entry 5:30pm
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