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Free London exhibitions not to miss this February

Including a sneak peek at BRUSHWRK’s upcoming show

Congratulations, you made it through January! The dark clouds hovering over the first month of the year seem to be departing and a slight sense of optimism has returned with the hope that spring is only around the corner. If, like us, you’re keen to start getting out of the house more and enjoying a bit of what London has to offer, here’s five exhibitions to check out around the city.

BRUSHWRK exhibition, Bar a Bar

23 February

We’re back for our next exhibition this month, bringing the BRUSHWRK app to life and celebrating emerging artists exploring the cost of living crisis (why this theme is so important for artists right now). The show will feature the work of three incredible creatives: Shiquerra Clark, Lily Hargreaves, and Aaron Peever. Come along to browse artworks, meet fellow art lovers, and if you’re there within the first hour, grab yourself a free drink too.

This event is free for app users but donation tickets are encouraged to help support the artists and cover their costs, including the delivery of artworks, making prints, and marketing their work. Get your ticket here or DM us on Instagram with your BRUSHWRK username to be put on the guestlist.

Museum of Neoliberalism

Permanent exhibition

If you want to dive deeper than the BRUSHWRK exhibition to explore the issues underlying our society today, head south of the river to the Museum of Neoliberalism. This exhibition takes you on a journey from the history books of capitalism to modern day manufacturing, showcasing the UK inequality levels, mocking advertisement campaigns, and more. “Food banks; the super rich 1%; zero hour contacts; gentrification… How did we get here?” Find out by book your viewing.

Cinzia Ruggeri, Goldsmiths CAA

Until 12 February

It’s only open for a few more days but if you’re into funky fashion this one’s not to miss! From clothing and accessories to furniture and lighting, this is the first major retrospective of artist and fashion designer Cinzia Ruggeri. Enter into the imaginative and provocative world of the Italian postmodernist at Goldsmiths Centre for Contemporary Art – find out more here.

The Lunatics: Kemi Onabulé, Guts Gallery

11 February to 3 March

Whether you’re into astrology or not, there’s no denying that the moon has impacted the world from ancient history to modern culture. This exhibition explores how the moon has shaped mythology, society, and politics through a series of luminous paintings by artist Kemi Onabulé. Covering Nigerian visual culture to sci-fi fantasy, dive into the myth and magic of these works at Guts Gallery.

Jonathan Lyndon Chase, Sadie Coles HQ

Until 11 March

We love spotlighting and supporting artist’s first solo shows, which have almost become a coming of age in the art world. Jonathan Lyndon Chase's first solo exhibition at Sadie Coles is not excluded from this. “An explorative, domestic installation that embraces the Black Queer experience of love, sexuality, subjectivity, and identity” – if you’re in the Soho area don’t miss out on this one.

Keep up to date with more exhibitions and events going on in London via the BRUSHWRK TikTok


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