Serpentine Galleries

Serpentine Galleries Modern and contemporary art and architecture. Free admission. Please note the Galleries are closed for installation between exhibitions.

The Serpentine Galleries are one of London’s best-loved galleries for modern and contemporary art. They attract up to 800,000 visitors in any one year and admission is free. In the grounds of the Galleries is a permanent work by artist and poet Ian Hamilton Finlay, dedicated to the Serpentine’s former Patron Diana, Princess of Wales. The work comprises eight benches, a tree-plaque, and a carved stone circle at the Gallery’s entrance. In September 2013, Serpentine Galleries opened its new space, the Serpentine Sackler Gallery. This innovative arts venue for the 21st century is housed in the Grade II-listed building formerly known as The Magazine, situated in Kensington Gardens. In 2016 the Serpentine Pavilion programme expanded to include four Summer Houses in a group show of architecture in the built form. For the second year running the Serpentine, in association with Bloomberg Philanthropies, has opened the Build Your Own Pavilion Challenge, a competition for 8-14 year olds to design and enter their Pavilion models. For more information http://buildyourownpavilion.serpentinegalleries.org/ Getting here Serpentine Gallery Nearest tube stations: Lancaster Gate, Knightsbridge or South Kensington Main bus routes: 9, 10, 52, 94, 148 Serpentine Sackler Gallery Nearest tube stations: Lancaster Gate or Marble Arch Main bus routes: 148, 274, 390 94 Group visits The Serpentine welcomes school, university and community groups to the Galleries on Tuesday through Sunday for self-led visits. All groups must book in advance with the visitor services team. For further information regarding planning a group visit, please visit our group visits page. Parking for vehicles and bicycles There is metered car parking in Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park. There is dedicated cycle parking within the grounds of the Serpentine Sackler Gallery. There are Santander Cycles hire stations on West Carriage Drive near the Serpentine Sackler Gallery and on The Ring near the Serpentine Gallery. Dogs Dogs are not permitted inside the Serpentine Galleries or The Magazine restaurant. There are several dog rings outside the Serpentine Galleries for short visits. Guide dogs are permitted. Accessibility We have full disability access and facilities. Facilities – toilets/baby changing room The Serpentine Galleries have full disability access and facilities. There is a baby changing room located at each Gallery. Refreshments Kofler & Kompanie run a cafe at the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion has a selection of teas, coffees, sandwiches and cakes available daily 10am-6pm until 9 October 2016. The Magazine bar at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery offers visitors a selection of snack items, teas, coffees, cocktails and wine. Opening times vary on a daily basis. Call the bar on 020 7298 7552 for more information.

At this free workshop, you'll try out the different theatre techniques, games and exercises that appear in the Serpentin...
02/06/2019

At this free workshop, you'll try out the different theatre techniques, games and exercises that appear in the Serpentine's ACT ESOL Language, Resistance, Theatre resource. Book here:https://www.facebook.com/events/415601445671355/

Plant roots move towards the water and their leaves grow towards the sun. They remember, and they learn from, their expe...
31/05/2019
Radio Serpentine - On General Ecology Episode 4: With Plants

Plant roots move towards the water and their leaves grow towards the sun. They remember, and they learn from, their experiences. They don't have neurons. Does it matter? Episode 4 of the Serpentine Podcast - On General Ecology asks about plant intelligence, and what we mean when we talk about intelligence in the first place.
http://radio.serpentinegalleries.org/podcasts/the-serpentine-podcast-on-general-ecology/on-general-ecology-episode-4-with-plants/

Episode 4 of The Serpentine Podcast: On General Ecology.

30/05/2019
Hito Steyel: Actual Reality OS

Serpentine Digital Curator Kay Watson discusses Actual Reality OS, an app that uses augmented reality to show what #HitoSteyerl calls Actual Reality.
The app is available on both Apple and Android and can be activated at the Galleries until 31 Jan 2020
https://youtu.be/5IJNFrjIhMM

Just announced - 2019 Park Nights, a series of live encounters and performances in art, music, poetry, theatre, augmente...
28/05/2019

Just announced - 2019 Park Nights, a series of live encounters and performances in art, music, poetry, theatre, augmented reality and fashion.
We can’t wait to see what Precious Okoyomon, Jakob Kudsk Steensen, Shawanda Corbett, Kiko Kostadinov, Klein, Leilah Weinraub, 1010 Benja SL and Cecilia Vicuña bring to Junya Ishigami’s Pavilion. Supported by COS
https://www.serpentinegalleries.org/exhibitions-events/cos-x-serpentine-park-nights-2019

Don't let the long weekend go to waste! Get down to the Serpentine and see the brilliant #LuchitaHurtado: I Live I Die I...
26/05/2019

Don't let the long weekend go to waste! Get down to the Serpentine and see the brilliant #LuchitaHurtado: I Live I Die I Will Be Reborn.
Open today and tomorrow, free admission.

"I have a responsibility to the world, to my planet." - Luchita Hurtado. Open now at the Serpentine, and all Bank Holida...
24/05/2019

"I have a responsibility to the world, to my planet." - Luchita Hurtado. Open now at the Serpentine, and all Bank Holiday weekend!

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from the Guardian for The Shape of a Circle in the Mind of a Fish with Plants!
21/05/2019
EartH (Evolutionary Arts Hackney)

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from the Guardian for The Shape of a Circle in the Mind of a Fish with Plants!

‪“A glorious, sensual rush...‬ This is sound as sculpture”‬

‪The Guardian reviews The Shape Of A Circle In The Mind Of A Fish With Plants, presented by Serpentine Galleries, who made full use of our L-Acoustics L-ISA sound system.‬

‪Full review → bit.ly/2wa6raj‬

We’re excited to announce that Jakob Kudsk Steensen has been selected for the Augmented Architecture commission. Serpent...
21/05/2019

We’re excited to announce that Jakob Kudsk Steensen has been selected for the Augmented Architecture commission. Serpentine Galleries, in collaboration with Google Arts & Culture and Sir David Adjaye, OBE present Jakob Kudsk Steensen's The Deep Listener - an augmented reality installation that immerses visitors within the complex ecosystems that circulate around the Serpentine. Kudsk Steensen was selected from over 350 entrants as the first Serpentine Augmented Architecture commission, a global open call for new forms of architecture in the field of advanced technologies. #AugmentedArchitecture
https://www.serpentinegalleries.org/exhibitions-events/serpentine-augmented-architecture

This Sunday, book now!
16/05/2019
The Shape of a Circle in the Mind of a Fish with Plants

This Sunday, book now!

Serpentine Galleries present the third instalment of this year-long symposium and research project, presented as part of the General Ecology project. The Shape of a Circle in the Mind of a Fish with Plants brings together scientists, anthropologists, artists and theologians around plant sentience, p...

This Sunday!
16/05/2019

This Sunday!

This Sunday, EartH (Evolutionary Arts Hackney) hosts the multidisciplinary festival ‘The Shape of a Circle in the Mind of a Fish with Plants’ presented by Serpentine Galleries. Award-winning sound recordist Chris Watson (David Attenborough’s long-term collaborator on the ‘Life’ series) will present his new, multichannel diffusion piece ‘Salmo salar – The Three Realms’ in L-ISA Immersive Hyperreal Sound technology. Watson’s latest work traces the Atlantic salmon run from the sea ice edge of the Barents Sea to their spawning grounds by the source of the River Coquet in Northumberland. Learn more in the
Fad Magazine article here: https://bit.ly/2Ec4tKM

Learn all about Chris Watson, then book to see a new piece by the composer and sound recordist! https://www.facebook.com...
08/05/2019

Learn all about Chris Watson, then book to see a new piece by the composer and sound recordist! https://www.facebook.com/events/254399818798507/

Get the lowdown on field recordist extraordinaire Chris Watson's recent & upcoming happenings, including a stint on The Guardian's Science Weekly podcast, a spot on Serpentine Galleries' 'General Ecology' programme, plus a slot on our Port Eliot Festival stage http://bit.ly/2DW7ZsK

Emma Kunz is still open at the Serpentine Gallery, while we install Luchita Hurtado on the other side, opening 23 May!
07/05/2019

Emma Kunz is still open at the Serpentine Gallery, while we install Luchita Hurtado on the other side, opening 23 May!

Fascinating field trip to see the select exhibition of work by esoteric artist Emma Kunz (1892-1963) at the Serpentine Galleries. Kunz considered herself primarily a healer and researcher of nature. She practised as a naturopath, but only began making large scale pendulum-assisted drawings when in her forties. In his catalogue essay Hans Ulrich Obrist notes, ‘The link between af Klint and Kunz is that the seance and ritual is central to their work, and it is emerging again in the practice of contemporary artists utilising and critiquing technologies.’

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West Carriage Drive · London, United Kingdom
London
W2 3XA

Nearest London Underground stations: Knightsbridge, Lancaster Gate or South Kensington; Buses: 9, 10, 52, 94, 148; Metered parking in Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park; Full disability access.

Opening Hours

Tuesday 10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 18:00
Thursday 10:00 - 18:00
Friday 10:00 - 18:00
Saturday 10:00 - 18:00
Sunday 10:00 - 18:00

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