London Calling – Summer 2023 - ART FIX

London Calling - Summer 2023

Coronation got you feeling some type of way? Let Art Fix guide you through the must-see events in London this summer.


The Gilbert & George Centre | The Paradisical Pictures

Stop by the Gilbert & George Centre in the East End where their works are available for viewing every Friday – Sunday. 

Lightroom | David Hockney

  • Until 1 October
  • 12 Lewis Cubitt Square (at Coal Drops Yard)

It’s the exhibition everyone’s talking about – an immersive visual and auditory experience with commentary by Mr Hockney himself. 

Tate Britain | Isaac Julien

A magnificent retrospective on the important video and photo work of London local Isaac Julien.

The Design Museum | Ai Weiwei

This exhibition is the first we’ve ever seen of Ai Weiwei’s work in the context of design. 

The Courtauld | The Permanent Collection

In The Courtauld Gallery’s spectacular LVMH Great Room, you’ll find masterpieces by Manet, Van Gogh, Cezanne, Gauguin and our favorite Cecily Brown.

Tate Modern | Hilma af Klint & Piet Mondriaan

What do these two legendary figures in art history have in common? Quite a lot, as it turns out.

ART FIX: If you head there at 12.00, you’ll be able to enjoy a special two-course ‘geometric-inspired’ lunch at the museum’s café after your visit for a special price.

The Wallace Collection | Portraits of Dogs

How about a quirky collection of portraits of everyone’s favourite furry friends? 

Royal Academy | Summer Exhbition

The world’s largest open submission exhibition is back, featuring work in every medium imaginable.

Serpentine South Gallery | Tomás Saraceno

Saraceno’s first UK solo exhibition consists of a range of artworks, prompts and experiences which extend past the walls of Serpentine South, into The Royal Parks and beyond.


GRIMM | Charles Avery

Celebrate the start of London Gallery Weekend (2-4 June) with a visit to the solo exhibition of Charles Avery. 

Kristin Hjellegjerde | Rita Maikova

These surreal paintings were made by Ukrainian artist Rita Maikova, who discovered her home country was being invaded whilst abroad.

Timothy Taylor | Sahara Longe

The title of this show, “New Shapes”, signals a newly geometric departure in the artist’s compositions.

The Perimeter | Andreas Schulze

If you enjoy neo-expressionism with a hint of surrealism, this is one to check out!

Sadie Coles HQ | Lisa Brice

After the Courtauld Gallery go see the brand-new painting by Brice, made in direct response to Manet’s “A Bar at the Folie Bergère”.

Almine Rech | Javier Calleja

Javier Calleja’s expressionistic children with their pale pink cheeks are not as naïve as they seem.

Stephen Friedman | Sasha Gordon

Gordon explores, in a hyper-realistic style, the complexity of her identity as a young, queer, Asian-American woman.

Victoria Miro | Chris Ofili

The “Seven Deadly Sins” is a major new series of paintings by Chris Ofili.

Pace Gallery | Lee Ufan and Claude Viallat

Spanning more than five decades, this exhibition will survey both artists’ commitment to abstraction.

Frith Street Gallery | Callum Innes

Innes is known for luminous abstractions which expose the fundamentals of painting: pigment, surface and space.

Lehmann Maupin | Cecilia Vicuña

An exhibition of new and historical work by Cecilia following her 2022—2023 Turbine Hall commission at Tate Modern.

White Cube Bermondsey | Anselm Kiefer

This ambitious exhibition, which takes inspiration from the James Joyce novel Finnegans, will transform the gallery with immersive installations.

David Zwirner | Elizabeth Payton

Looking forward to this solo exhibition of new paintings and works on paper by Elizabeth Peyton.

Pippy Houldsworth Gallery | Rina Banerjee

Known for her large-scale sculpture and installation assembled from found materials, Banerjee captures the experiences of diasporic communities worldwide.

Niru Ratnam | Alina Grasmann

Dive into the realistic paintings of Alina Grasmann. Her large-scale, site-specific series blur fact and fiction.

Simon Lee | France-Lise McGurn

France-Lise McGurn’s sprawling paintings seem to spill out from their canvases onto the gallery walls and sofas. 



AOK: 52-55 Dorset St, Marylebone

Westerns Laundry: 34 Drayton Park, Highbury East, Islington

Prada Caffé: at Harrods, 87-135 Brompton Road, Knightsbridge

Bubala: 15 Poland St, Soho


Soma: 14 Denman St, Soho


Milk Beach: Ilona Rose House, Manette St, Soho.
Also access via 13-14 Greek St

Jolene: 21 Newington Grn, Mayville Estate, Islington

Clipstone: 5 Clipstone St, Fitzrovia

Zephyr: 100 Potobello Road, Nothing Hill

Kiln: 58 Brewer St, Soho

Dorian: 105-107 Talbot Rd, Nothing Hill

Wild Tavern: 2 Elystan St, Chelsea