Five 2017 Must See Exhibitions

As January falls upon us, it’s a good time of the year to look forward and make plans. I always like to have events or days out to keep me going through the dark and damp month of January and there are some fantastic exhibitions being held around the UK and europe this year. These 5 at least I intend to visit.


The Radical Eye, Modernist Photography from The Sir Elton John Collection

This exhibition at London Tate Modern, is formed from part of the personal photography collection of Sir Elton John who owns some of the most important and iconic images from the last century. Works include those by Mann Ray, Imogen Cunningham, Breton and Dorothea Lange. Images we are all familiar with but have probably never seen up close. The exhibition runs until 7 may 2017 and is not to be missed for anybody interested in this art form.


David Bowie Is – Barcelona


This fantastic and insightful exhibition into the life and mind of the  late British musical icon David Bowie, makes one final unexpected appearance in Europe. For just over 1 month the exhibition, curated by the V&A, will be shown at Museu del Disseny before it moves onto New York and Japan. If you can possibly see it, go, it is more than you could ever expect.

David Hockney Exhibition – Tate Britain


Approaching his 80th birthday, this is the largest exhibition of the artists work, celebrating a lifetime of varied output across many different mediums. The exhibition runs from 9 February 2017 until 29 may 2017

North, Identity, Photography & Fashion – Open Eye Gallery Liverpool


This exhibition is very close to my heart,being a northerner. The exhibition is a study of the north and its inhabitants, habits and cultures and how this has shaped creatives emerging from the area or those that have been influenced by this part of the country. Featured artists include Corinne Day, Gareth Pugh, Raf Simons, Paul Smith, Nick Knight amongst many more. In collaboration with SHOWstudio fashion & film and sponsored by Adidas. This is one to take my daughter to who is studying textile design and photography at school. I’m sure it will prove to be a truly inspiring and influential exhibition.


Pink Floyd Their Mortal Remains – The V&A

I had to include this exhibition for my husband. He is so excited about this, being a huge fan of the band for as long as I’ve known him which is a long time! Apart from that though the bands collaborations with artists has been a large part of their work throughout their career and long before  Damien Hirst was putting sharks in tanks, this band were floating giant inflatable pigs over Battersea Power Station so maybe I’ll be pleasantly surprised? The exhibition runs from 13 May 2017 until 1 October 2017.

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