ARt Galleries In North London
Whatever your opinions on art you will probably, at
some point, feel the urge to see the world from a new
perspective and visiting one of north London’s
art galleries is one way to do it.
In a Georgian building on Canonbury Square in north London
you will find a unique artistic offering – the Estorick
Collection of Modern Italian Art [map].
This is the only museum in the country to focus on Italian
art of the 20th century, and is renowned for its collection
of Futurist work. Just a short walk from Highbury &
Islington tube station, this is a great art gallery to
explore the themes of modern art.
For contemporary art from a more diverse range of countries
try the Art Space Gallery [map].
Founded in 1986 this gallery continues to show a variety
of contemporary work by fledgling artists and those with
their feet firmly on the art ladder.
Making a very good claim to being the area’s home
of the arts is the Islington Arts Factory [map].
As North London's premier art centre it is a focal point
for visual arts in the area so as well as traditional
art you'll also find dance and music here. The Arts Factory's
three galleries house a range of visual art forms, including
sculpture and photography by professional artists. However
the centre is not only where you can view art, but also
where you can unleash your own creative talents at one
of the classes for example life drawing.
For more in Islington, you could take in a showcase of
the functional arts at the Crafts Council [map].
Textiles, jewellery and much more are all featured in
various exhibitions throughout the year. And as well visiting
the gallery, you can also get involved yourself with their
range of activities suitable for people of all ages.
And while some lucratively transform London’s Victorian
buildings into places for people to live, the Victoria
Miro Gallery [map] was converted into a home for creative expression and
is one of the best art spaces in the capital. Established
in 1985, the Victoria Miro Gallery has become one
of London's notable contemporary art galleries and work
shown here has launched the careers of several contemporary
artists, including Turner Prize winners, and celebrated
artists from around the world.
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