Chelsea Flower Show

Chelsea Flower Show

The world’s most prestigious flower show that inspires millions and leads the way in innovative garden design returns for 2018.

Disappear Here

Disappear Here

From the Renaissance to the present day, perspective has been a constant in architectural writing and illustration. This exhibition explores how perspective spans truth and illusion, linking the disciplines of art, architecture and mathematics.

Perspective drawing has been applied to the art of building for centuries and used as a tool to evoke illusory architectural spaces: a way of seeing which became a way of building. By translating three-dimensional space onto a two-dimensional surface, it has become the ultimate quest to depict realistic impressions of a complex world.

Informed by RIBA’s vast collection, Sam Jacob Studio has redesigned the Architecture Gallery at 66 Portland as a conceptual, interactive space, where the visitor becomes a participant within the space of representation, while viewing original drawings and rare books by some of the most talented designers in history.

This is the first solo exhibition in an institution by Sam Jacob Studio.

Bauhaus - 100 Years on

Bauhaus - 100 Years on

Ahead of the Bauhaus centenary in 2019, Frieze Academy are delighted to present a symposium debating its enduring legacy across art, design and architecture. Hosted by design historian, curator and writer Emily King, this symposium will explore the contemporary reception of this eminent – but often misrepresented – cultural movement.

What does the term ‘Bauhaus’ mean to a contemporary audience? Has it simply become a label, with all context lost? What impact has it had, and continues to have, on the creative lives of artists, designers, architects and even on how art is taught?

This day is for anyone who wants to deepen their understanding of Bauhaus across all mediums, or for creative professionals who would like to explore the contemporary re-contextualisation of Bauhaus by hearing from expert practitioners.

Scents of Shad Thames

Scents of Shad Thames

Anise Gallery (map)

AAA Projects – the combined forces of AVR London, A-VR and Anise Gallery – present a multi-sensory exhibition for The London Festival of Architecture. The 2018 edition of the festival bears the theme of ‘Identity’ and as such we will be celebrating the history of Shad Thames and its importance to past and present members of the community.

With London in the midst of intense regeneration, ‘Scents of Shad Thames’ looks to the immediate neighbourhood and responds creatively through the media of virtual reality, photography and drawing, exploring how the identity of the architecture is shaped by its inhabitants and vice versa.

The centre of the gallery will be assigned to virtual reality designed by A-VR. A timed curated VR experience will allow visitors to access an historic Shad Thames, where architecture, landmarks and the river highlighted through STAMP’s (Shad Thames Area Management Partnership) ‘Shad Thames Trail’ and their tour designed for LFA 2018 will be explored through the headset. In another area visitors will be invited, via Google tiltbrush, to share their own memories of and ideas about the landscape, imprinting their own identity to that which already exists.

The walls of the gallery will be dedicated to photographic and hand drawn interpretations of the area by AVR London. As visitors progress through the gallery, corresponding spices will accompany their journey referencing the area’s former identity as spice warehouses and stimulating the sense of smell. It is well recognised that scents trigger memories more than any of the other four senses; therefore, by smelling spices including coriander and star anise, visitors will attach their own ideas to something integral to the identity of the gallery