Art Galleries/Exhibitions to Visit in October

National Gallery

London is noted for its many fantastic art galleries, and each month brings a new wave of equally impressive exhibitions to explore.

Whether you’re a dedicated art fan or simply want to indulge in some beautiful artwork while you’re in the city, here’s our round-up of some of the top galleries in London, and the most important exhibitions they’re hosting throughout October…

William Blake: The Artist

Until 2nd Feb 2020 / The Tate

William Blake is noted not only for his artwork, but for his writing – though this exhibition at the Tate focuses solely on the artist’s visual works.

One of the most beloved figures of the English arts scene, Blake proved a pioneering figure – visitors to the Tate this October can discover exactly why while staying at London hotels near Chelsea.

Anthony Gormley

Until 3rd Dec 2019 / Royal Academy

Arguably the most acclaimed British artist currently working, Anthony Gormley has been allowed to let his imagination run wild for this new exhibition, which closes in early December 2019.

For those eager to delve into the artist’s imagination themselves, this is a fantastic exhibition to plan for after you’ve decided where to stay in Chelsea this October.

Rembrandt’s Light

From 4th Oct 2019 / Dulwich Picture Gallery

To mark the 350th anniversary of Rembrandt’s death, this exhibition will take a closer look at the Dutch artist’s work, exploring his greatest works and a period of particularly high productivity. The exhibition has taken care to display each piece as it should be seen, with atmospheric lighting by an award-winning Hollywood cinematographer.

Undoubtedly one of the top exhibitions to visit while staying in the city this October, the venue is within easy reach of London hotels near Chelsea, for added convenience.

The Credit Suisse Exhibition: Gaugin Portraits

From 7th October 2019 / The National Gallery

Gaugin created many stunning portraits, yet they have never before been featured in their own dedicated exhibition. This exhibit at the National Gallery looks to change all of that, with a strong retrospective of the artist’s career.

Many of the pieces were painted during the later years of Gaugin’s artistry, when he became more and more concerned with close studies of his subjects.

Nam June Paik: The Future is Now

From 17th Oct 2019 / The Tate

Noted for a true dedication to the visual arts, Nam June Paik quickly adopted a style which acknowledges the growing influence of mass media.

This includes everything from television to more advanced, modern forms of visual communication, which can be seen here in detail at the Tate’s exhibition. Covering more than 200 of the artist’s works, the exhibition spans five decades of creations including robots made with TV screens and room-size video installations.

Opening in mid-October, a visit here would make the ideal addition to any art fans itinerary while in London, and is sure to provide an eye-opening experience.