ARTS UNLOCKED: London

ARTS UNLOCKED: London We are a family of curators, professors & artists
Unlocking London's cultural world... For you. Private tours for groups of fewer than 6 visitors.

We are part of the same professional network; and have come together to deliver high quality, specialist tours for small groups of creative visitors and residents of London. We deliver tours for families with children as well as for adult groups. Our tours focus specifically on the Capital’s rich and vibrant arts sector; covering the fine and visual arts, architecture, fashion, jewellery, theatre, music and literature.

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8 Famous Artists Who Were Self-Taught
21/06/2018
8 Famous Artists Who Were Self-Taught

8 Famous Artists Who Were Self-Taught

These days, the road to art world success is professionalized—and often involves an advanced degree. But artists like Henri Rousseau and Yoko Ono went their own way.

How to Teach Children to Care about Art
31/05/2018
How to Teach Children to Care about Art

How to Teach Children to Care about Art

What is it about art that commands a child’s attention? What impact can art have on a child’s development? And more broadly, what can be done to instill an appreciation of art in children?

Our co-founder Davinia Gregory will be sitting on a panel at Tate Modern on June 12th as part of a series of events on T...
30/05/2018
The Production of Truth, Justice and History: Launch

Our co-founder Davinia Gregory will be sitting on a panel at Tate Modern on June 12th as part of a series of events on Truth, Justice and History in critical art and academic practice. These events see the University of Warwick collaborating with Tate to mark the instatement of Coventry as the UK's new City of Culture. If you go along, do introduce yourself; she'll be happy to meet Arts Unlocked people!

Join us as we ask challenging questions about truth, justice and history. In particular, we will interrogate the bigger political questions about what it means to engage in critical art and academic practice, in the contemporary context of universities, galleries and cultural debate – and we don.....

01/01/2018

Happy New Year from London! 🎉

[photo by Tareq M Photography]

Perfect Post-Halloween news: We are looking forward to this!
03/11/2017
Neil Gaiman's Coraline will be staged at the Barbican - as an opera

Perfect Post-Halloween news: We are looking forward to this!

Neil Gaiman’s much loved story Coraline is coming to the stage - as an opera. The Royal Opera’s new production, created by Mark-Anthony Turnage, will have its world premiere at the Barbican next year.

Timeline Photos
25/09/2017

Timeline Photos

Happy birthday to the late Mark Rothko! Cigarette in hand, he struck a tense pose before his colour-blocked, crimson-hued 'No. 7' in 1960.

Once again, our city has suffered. But we stand united as always, and carry on. If you have a tour booked with us this w...
04/06/2017

Once again, our city has suffered. But we stand united as always, and carry on. If you have a tour booked with us this week, you will have already had an email from us letting you know that your tour remains scheduled as normal, and will be as fun and informative as ever in joyful defiance of last night's events. If you have any concerns whatsoever, do call us at any time to discuss them. We're here, and London remains open.

This year's Turner Prize nominations were publicized today, and we are so happy that the age cap has been lifted so that...
03/05/2017
The not so Young British Artists: All 2017 Turner Prize nominees are aged over 40

This year's Turner Prize nominations were publicized today, and we are so happy that the age cap has been lifted so that a broad range of artists can be recognized for their work in this way. Congratulations to Lubaina Himid, who at 62 is the oldest Turner Prize winner to date!

https://www.google.co.uk/amp/www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/05/03/not-young-british-artists-2017turner-prize-nominees-aged-40/amp/

The Turner Prize is no longer the preserve of the Young British Artist, with everyone on the 2017 shortlist aged over 40 - and the oldest aged 62.

Wonderful, National Portrait Gallery!
03/05/2017

Wonderful, National Portrait Gallery!

Look who's joined the A-Team... We're delighted to have acquired Colin Davidson's portrait of singer Ed Sheeran for the Collection. See it on display at the Gallery from tomorrow.

27/04/2017
I. M. Pei Turns 100

"Success is a series or problems solved". Happy birthday to architect IM Pei.

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Tours include, but are not limited to, the following:
The Skyline Drawing Tour
Introducing the British Museum,
Introducing the National Gallery,
Down the Rabbit Hole at the V&A (family tour),
A Right Royal History Tour of the National Portrait Gallery (family tour),
The 3 Day Arts Weekender.

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