London Gallery Weekend, the biggest gallery weekend in the world, has announced returns return from Friday 2 to Sunday 4 June 2023. Established in 2021, this third edition of the free public event will bring together the city’s galleries and attract tens of thousands of visitors to engage with art at locations across the city. With over 120 participating galleries confirmed so far and including 15 new participants, 2023 will also see an expanded performance programme developed in collaboration with UP Projects, with multiple free, public artist-led performances taking place across London over the course of the three day event. Following the successful launch of a new partnership with Art Fund in 2022 to bring curators from the UK’s regional institutions to London, this year London Gallery Weekend is delighted to announce another new bursary programme, to support curators to visit from across the EU.
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 programme of workshops and kids events, guided tours, joint gallery parties and special performances; all of which are totally free and accessible to all. All participating galleries will be open across the three days, until 8pm on their respective focus days and until 5pm on Sunday.
Jeremy Epstein and Sarah Rustin, co-directors of London Gallery Weekend: “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’soutstanding contemporarygalleryscene. We’vealso steppedupourcommitment 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”.
London Gallery Weekend
2-4 June 2023