Calling all Anglophiles! With the royal baby newly arrived, the Scot Andy Murray winning Wimbledon and Kenyan-born Brit Chris Froome claiming the Tour de France, we’re joining in the United Kingdom’s merrymaking by sharing Rule Britannia, a new collection of work by UK artists. We’ve also put together some not-to-be-missed events happening this summer in London. Check them out below.Selection of works in Rule Britannia collection by Sly Juan, Willard Balthazar, Amir Z, and Dong Li-Blackwell.
Here’s a quick guide to what’s on this summer in London:
- Summer 2013 marks the 60th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth’s coronation, and to honor the occasion, visit Buckingham Palace between July 27th and September 29th for their new summer exhibit The Queen’s Coronation 1953 featuring original couture and jewelry worn during the ceremony, along with a rich display of England’s royal history throughout the palace.
- Follow the competition stages of New Sensations UK 2013, which will be featured during Frieze Week in London in October. Established by the Saatchi Gallery, the Prize is now considered the most important annual prize for emerging artists and attracts entries each year from the best graduates studying at UK and Republic of Ireland art schools. Discover the work by the more than 800 recent graduates who’ve submitted entries.
- Learn about the future of design at the Design Museum‘s latest exhibit The Future is Here: A New Industrial Revolution from July 24th – October 29th.
- Celebrate iconic London fashion by visiting the Victoria & Albert Museum‘s latest exhibit Club to Catwalk: London Fashion in the 80s. The exhibit focuses on the transition from street-wear to high fashion and how club scene clothes ended up on the runway.
- From August 8th-21st Somerset House hosts an outdoor movie-viewing experience called Film4 Summer Screening. Enjoy the beautiful architecture the court has to offer while watching some of your favorite films under the stars.
- Through September 29, the Saatchi Gallery hosts New Order: British Art Today.
Even if your summer plans do not include a stop in London, discover the varied talents of UK artists in our latest collection, Rule Britannia, previewed below.L-R: Selection of works in the Rule Britannia collection by Super Future Kid, Georgina Vinsun, Laurence Winram, S. J. Emberton