London Gallery Weekend announces 3rd edition with more participants than before

After the successful second edition, the 2023 London Gallery Weekend will be held from June 2 to 4, 2023, while introducing another bursary program for its third edition.

London Gallery Weekend

March 9, 2023: London Gallery Weekend (LGW) will launch its third edition this June with over 120 participating galleries. Allowing thousands of visitors to engage with art at locations across the city, the three-day event will include an expanded performance program developed in collaboration with UP Projects. 

The performance program is an unparalleled opportunity for the public to freely experience site-specific performance artworks by some of the most exciting artists working today.

London Gallery Weekend offers art-lovers and collectors the opportunity to experience and celebrate the rich and diverse range of exhibitions that the city’s galleries have to offer. Each of London Gallery Weekend’s three days focuses on one area: starting with Central London on Friday, followed by South London on Saturday, and culminating on Sunday in the East End. The exhibitions will be complemented by a program of workshops and kids’ events, guided tours, joint gallery parties and special performances; all of which are free and accessible to all.

London Gallery Weekend

Jeremy Epstein and Sarah Rustin, co-directors of London Gallery Weekend, said, “LGW has grown in exciting directions to draw an even bigger and more diverse audience this year. In addition to new galleries joining, many will open new exhibitions for LGW, and our expanded performance programme with UP Projects will bring more artists into the public realm as part of the weekend’s spotlight on the exceptional breadth of London’s outstanding contemporary gallery scene. We've also stepped up our commitment to strengthening the connections, support and development initiatives between participating galleries and art institutions, providing funding and programmed events not only for curators from across the UK through our partnership with Art Fund, but now for European museum colleagues too.”

In Central London, Hauser & Wirth will showcase new sculptures and paintings by Gary Simmons, Herald St will display a suite of new humorous and erotic works by young British artist Cary Kwok, and an exhibition of new works by storied painter of dusky metropolises – Jane Dickson – will be hosted at Alison Jacques. 

London Gallery Weekend

White Cube’s Bermondsey space in South London will show a presentation of Isamu Noguchi’s sculptures. In East London, Project Native Informant will celebrate their 10th anniversary with a group show of gallery artists, including DIS, Sophia Al-Maria, Hal Fischer, and Sean Steadman. 

Following the successful launch of a new partnership with Art Fund in 2022, LGW also announced a new bursary (monetary award) program to support curators to visit from across the EU. LGW will support 20 UK curators and five curators from European countries with travel and accommodation bursaries to allow them to attend exhibitions, visit artist studios and build peer networks with arts professionals and galleries across the capital during LGW this June.

Whether an amateur enthusiast or a connoisseur, lovers of art will certainly find much to appreciate during LGW. 

- By Pritha Debroy

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